Rio 2 Blue Parrot Cookies and goodie bag giveaway!


Today I have a cute cookie project you can make with kids – it’s inspired by the new Rio 2 movie and I’ve got a giveaway of Rio 2 goodie bags too!

Brazil, if you haven’t noticed is cool right now. Not only do they have the World Cup and Olympics on the way, [Read on...]

White Aero Rocky Road

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Rocky roads or tiffins, those toothsome chunks of chocolatey biscuit studded with marshmallow.

They are my nemesis in many a coffee shop and make a convenient no-bake tray treat to send in for school fetes and bazaars. There is an unnerving quantity of chocolate in these bars but they solidy chop down into bitesize [Read on...]

Character cookies: Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2


Colourful collection of character cookies based on Cloudy with Meatballs 2, including Flint Lockwood, the strawberry and cheese burger cheespiders! [Read on...]

Pink Elephants on Parade and a trip to Whipsnade Zoo


On taking Ted to London Zoo back in 2010, I asked him before we went in which animal he was most excited to see.

“Elephants!” he replied. The animal he was most looking forward to see was elephants.

Imagine our disappointment when we realised there were no longer any elephants living at London Zoo.

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When a published recipe is plain darn WRONG


Meet The Art of French Baking by Ginette Mathiot published by Phaidon.

You know Phaidon books, they’re those big tomes in the manner of Silver Spoon that cover various cuisine comprehensively.

Now I’m not knocking this book as a whole yet, because that would be unfair after attempting one single recipe.

But I’m not [Read on...]

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