Sweetcorn Pancakes

The cutting I have of this recipe calls them “Sweetcorn Fritters” so I guess that’s what they are, but in our house we call them what we think they are, which is Sweetcorn Pancakes.  To me fritters are what you get the Chinese restaurant, deep fried fruit in batter, and…

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Toblerone Cheesecake

Toblerone Cheesecake I’ve always been a Toblerone fan.  When I was a child Toblerone was a luxury, the reserve of Easter Eggs and Duty Free.  I have happy memories of eating Toblerone on another continent, jet lagged, with no food available thanks to a late flight and the only edible…

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Banana Mushies

This isn’t a recipe, more a “what we did and ate”. Banana Mushies came about by accident. It started with talk of bananas and then cashew nuts came up and suddenly we had a bowl full of yum right there. A Mushie is a nice sweet mini-meal snack or treat…

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A Mumble on Dinners and Batchcooking Tips

My Mammy is a great woman for dinners. She reared us all on good homecooked food and whatever the day’s events when we were small one thing was sure, there would always be a hot dinner in the evening, no matter what. Mam didn’t work outside the home when I…

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Apple Flapjacks

I have a thing about flapjacks.  Even though they are laden with sugar and are sticky and full of butter I still consider them a healthy addition to the boys’  lunchboxes.  Must be the porridge, sure the fibre must do some good. My three and a half year old is…

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Meringues

It’s not often that the egg whites are the leftovers, but after a carbonara dinner I was left with two lonely whites in a mug  begging to be used. I’m a pavlova veteran but 2 egg whites wouldn’t make much of a pavlova so I thought of their close family…

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Strawberry Milk Jelly

My Granny Murray was my Mam’s Mam, a fantastic lady who passed away early last year. We lived 50 miles of windy country roads from her house so a trip to Granny Murray’s was always an adventure, and since she didn’t see us all that often she would take the…

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A Mumble about Bumbles

Wondering where the name for the blog came from? Here’s a mumble about the bumbles. “Is it Chinese night?” In August last year I went back to work with a five-day working week and a long commute. In those early weeks, when we were finding our feet and gradually filling…

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Honey Mustard Chicken

Today was a day for comfort food, the weather, the week that was and the mood all sent me craving something sticky and sweet, but savoury too. I remembered two chicken breasts that have been neglected in the fridge all week and the inspiration came for a quick dish that…

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