Posts in category Recipes

Homemade Toothpaste

Easy peasy toothpaste: free from all the nasties, great for cleaning your teeth and cleansing your gums. Just mix it all up in an espresso cup or ramekin, and it will last a couple of days or so. Make up a bigger batch to store in a clean tub. Be warned, it has a strong, […]

Quick and Easy Pastry

  I have always been scared stiff of pastry. Not of eating it, but of making it.  Making one’s own pastry had always seemed the lofty heights of home-baking. What a load of nonsense! This has to be the simplest thing, after flatbreads, that I have made. Really good butter pastry is not cheap to […]

Banana Crumb Muffins

This is a good way to use up those overripe bananas before they crawl off out of your fruit bowl in search of your compost heap 🙂

Quick Cookies

This is the really easy cookie recipe I usually use.  It actually takes 5 minutes to mix up and 10 minutes to bake, so it’s great for short notice guests, or when the biscuit barrel is bare!

Lavender Rice

Make this incredibly easy tactile rice for relaxing, inspiring play.  It looks lovely, smells lovely and keeps small people busy for a surprisingly long time as they dig deep into their imaginations!


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