Saturday, 20 May 2017

More food pictures!

As promised, more food photos...

I love porridge for breakfast (and syrup!)

Daisy made rock cakes.

Chocolate sponge.

I bake every few days...

Keeping it simple!

Then chocolate sponge and chocolate custard for pudding.

Little fairy cakes are just right for little hands at teatime:)

Homemade treacle tart and custard.

Another picture of stew and dumplings!

A little pudding I made with a vanilla traybake.

And finally...

Chocolate and almond traybake.

The next catch up will be my vintage finds...

Let me know if you'd like any of my recipes. 

Thanks for reading,

Mandy x 

Friday, 19 May 2017

Food pictures!

I've just been through my pictures and founds loads of photos of food! I did take those photos with the intention of posting them on my blog at that time...never mind. Here's a selection of what we've been making and eating over the last couple of months...

Homemade flapjacks and Rice Krispie cakes 

Beef stew and dumplings 

Dippy eggs and soldiers 

Baking day!

Decorated by Daisy :)

Treacle sponge and cream

Another baking day

Teatime treat plate

The children love jelly!

Daisy's lactofree pudding 

Making eggy bread 

Warming tomato soup

Lasagne going into the oven

And coming out again!

More salad for me


More stew and dumplings 

Lemon meringue pie 

Daisy's sausage rolls 

Lemon sponge, jam sponge and treacle sponge 

Homemade vegetable soup

More to follow...

Mandy x 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

I need to try harder!

Well I had hoped to be back into writing my blog but it just hasn't happened! We have all been poorly and been so unlucky with one cold after another. Hopefully that's it now and we can enjoy the nicer weather.

I really miss writing and I've got so much to say! I have been taking photos as I've gone along so I hope to share those with you over the next few days. 

My love of vintage is growing and I've bought some lovely bits and bobs for our home.

I've been cooking and baking as usual and hope to try out some new recipes soon. 

Well just to let you know that I will try harder and look forward to writing again soon.

Hope you're all well,

Mandy x 

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Back to blogging!

For many years now I have enjoyed writing my blog and reading my favourites too. As I've said before, life sometimes gets in the way and I just don't have the time to write. Well I think it's time to make an effort to write more regularly! I have an update in photos coming up then I'd like to get back to more regular blog writing like I used to on my other blog. 

Anyway, I'm still here!
 See you soon.

Mandy x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Homemade and Handmade

I love handmade clothes and I've recently ordered several beautiful dresses for Daisy. She loved choosing her own fabrics :) I can't wait for Spring when she can wear them. 

Here's some of the meals I've been making...

Lamb shanks


Tuna and kidney bean salad

Ham salad with potato and egg salad

Chocolate sponge and custard 

Vanilla cream slice

We've baked lots of little fairy cakes for teatime this week. Henry decorated his first fairy cake too!

A little bit of shopping...

For Daisy's dolls house

Vintage goodies

A vintage fisher price bus for Henry 

New dresses for me!

And finally...

Another first for Henry, his first pair of welly boots. We had a lovely walk last Sunday and it was snowing! 

After that we needed hot chocolate to warm us up.

Mandy x 

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Home cooking and a rare meal out!

Hello and thank you for my birthday wishes :)

It's been a couple of weeks since my last post because I've been so busy and nursing poorly children and my annoying cough! I have been cooking and baking though and we did have a meal out! Here's what we've been up to...

A little delivery from my favourite retro seller :) we collect ladybird books and here's another vintage blanket for our bed. I didn't manage to photograph some vintage dolls house furniture because Daisy whisked it away to play with! I have another order due any day so will show you when that comes.

The gorgeous Dee (fellow blogger) sent me the recipe for this bread. It was so easy to make and has cheese and onion in it. I plan to make it again and experiment with flavours. It was really tasty with a bit of cheese and pickle...

Jelly is a favourite here!

Last Sunday we took a trip to Leamington Spa. With an unsuccessful visit to clarks and a bit of shopping we decided to eat lunch out. My greedy pudding which I only managed half of...

Here's lunch! We eat our main meal at lunchtime now because Daisy has a hot home cooked meal at nursery. Teatime is a traditional tea. This day Daisy was poorly and at home. We had salad for lunch...

Mince and onions and apple crumble...

I found a recipe for traditional gingerbread. Henry wasn't keen but Daisy and I enjoyed it like this for tea or as a pudding the next day with custard.

Salad again for me! I roasted a chicken and some onions, peppers and mushrooms. It was really yummy and I was full up without any bread! 

After roasting the chicken I stripped the leftover meat for the next meal and boiled the carcass up for stock. Yesterday I made leek and potato soup and chicken risotto...

For pudding we had ice cream or pears and chocolate sauce. I found the recipe in a school dinners book. It was very rich so only needed a little...

So that's it and on to a new week!

Mandy x