Banana Muffins

Those dotty bananas, the lunchbox rejects that children in this house turn their noses up at.  They look at you (me) accusingly from the fruitbowl demanding to be used.   Mostly, I pop them in the freezer for later (just in their skins) and turn them into Brown Sugar Banana…

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Nigella’s Lemon Meringue Cake

Nigella’s Lemon Meringue Cake Lemon Meringue Pie, or plain old “Lemon Meringue” as we called it, was a standard feature of all our family gatherings when I was a child. The blind baked pastry case, the “Royal” brand lemon mix which you’d add water to and wait for the delicious…

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Cheesy Broccoli Bake (with added Pancetta)

You know the way the supermarkets do special deals on veg? Well, this led to there being an inordinate amount of broccoli in our house during the week, which in turn led me to googling recipes involving broccoli that would mean that I wouldn’t have to go to the shop…

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Pesto Chicken and Vegetable Traybake

Regular readers will know that I am all about easy recipes, especially those that involve as little washing up as possible. (Aha, cookbook idea “Bumbles of Recipes that don’t involve much washing up”, must remember that one, if you’re a cookbook publishing person feel free to contact me!).   I…

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Donal Skehan’s Lemon Slices

It’s lovely to have something home baked if you have callers for a cuppa. Even better if it’s easy to make and hit with everyone, sure we hate having waste, better to see the crumbs on the plate. In my fantasy world I have freshly baked things for every caller,…

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Rainy Day Activity: National Sealife Centre Bray

The National Sealife Centre, Bray. We had planned to go to the Zoo on the Monday of our week off in September, but a weather alert changed our minds.  A friend had mentioned the aquarium in Bray as a good rainy day activity and since it’s only 45 minutes away…

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Flapjacks

Flapjacks I do like flapjacks, they feel healthier than biscuits thanks to all those “good for you” “bursting with energy” oats and that means there’s no mammyguilt about putting them in lunchboxes.  I’ve tried loads of different recipes and a lot are hit and miss, too crumbly, too crunchy, too…

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