I have a habit of haunting the reduced shelves in the local coop. Recently they've been having some great deals on milk - we get through a lot anyway, but whenever there's a big bottle (6 pints!) I bring it home and make some kind of milk pudding. Last night I grabbed a reduced price loaf of bread … [Read more...] about Ginger bread and butter pudding
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It's marrow season. You know, when the courgettes go mad, and you've got to try to work out what to do with heaps and heaps of vegetables, brought from the allotment, that the kids won't touch. I've been making chocolate marrow cake for a while, but I decided to branch out, and went searching for … [Read more...] about Swiss chocolate marrow brownie
At the weekend we were invited up to Dunwich Heath National trust, who were having a sconeathon. I'd no idea what a sconeathon is, but it sounded like a good idea ;) Dunwich Heath is just up the coast from us, and not a National Trust property we'd visited before. Then again, we haven't done … [Read more...] about Dunwich Heath Sconeathon – inspiring Stilton and Ale scones.
This week I shopped for Dairy Milk at our local supermarket as part of a sponsored shop for the Collective Bias community, to use in cooking with children. See how we got on. First of all there's the actual shopping. I went to our local East of England Coop, which is about 5 minutes walk from our … [Read more...] about Cooking with kids using Dairy Milk Chocolate for Collective Bias
One of the reasons given by the labour government for their investigations into home education and proposed legislation about it was to protect children from domestic servitude. I wonder what they'd have thought about the two hour home economics lesson that took place over yesterday and today, and … [Read more...] about Home education or domestic servitude?