The Hairy Dieters- Chicken And Ham Tangle Pie

Bank Holidays in the UK are normally a day that we associate with bad weather, huge traffic jams, people going to the seaside or massive queues at retail parks as people go buying for their latest home improvements in DIY shops.  All of these fill our family with dread on a Bank Holiday and I…

The Hairy Dieters’ Cottage Pie

I had had a busy but enjoyable afternoon baking banana muffins for a customer yesterday. After my customer had departed happy and satisfied with her order, I had to crack on with our dinner.  I usually try to cook a Sunday roast when I can as I am passionate about family Sunday meals and sitting…

A Passion For Baking- Banana Muffins

Several weeks ago I was lucky enough to buy a copy of Jo Wheatley’s fabulous book “A Passion For Baking”.  I have been an avid follower of Jo’s blog “Jo’s Blue Aga” ever since I watched her in last year’s series of the Great British Bake Off.  I loved reading Jo’s posts and looking through…

The Hairy Dieters’ Paprika Chicken

Last Friday I promised to take my children into York for the afternoon.  Even though we live only about 10 miles from York itself we hadn’t been into the centre of York for a few weeks.  The children joked that “Mum’ll spend most of the time in Lakeland!” but to be honest, it was just…

The Hairy Dieters’ Coconut Prawn Curry

Last Thursday it had been a few days since I had got back from my summer holiday and I still hadn’t got my act together getting the food shopping in for the week.  I had run round our local Morrisons the day before in between other errands so that I wasn’t dragging my children round…

Ruby Jacks

This morning I woke up keen to get baking again.  I can blame the Great British Bake Off, of which I was glued to episode 2 last night while clearing up the kitchen after dinner.  I was absolutely blown away by all the fantastic breadmaking going on in the GBBO tent and also enjoyed tweeting…

Nectarine and Blueberry Gallette

It was Monday morning and the post holiday blues were beginning to set in. I woke up to rain just as I had got my shoes on to take the dog out for his morning walk and the sky looked a miserable, unappealing dark grey.  Just my luck I had a full washing line groaning…

Pear and Ginger Cobbler

Last Sunday I woke up feeling absolutely shattered but keen to get back into my kitchen.  I had been away on holiday for a week and although we had all had a fabulous time, eaten loads of lovely food and lazed around by the pool I was pleased to be back around my home comforts….

Garlic Prawns from Ibiza

Most of my blog posts have been about sweet stuff and baking but this time I had to change my mind.  Sometimes there is just a meal you eat that totally blows your mind away that you just have to write about or try to recreate when you get home. Two years ago my family…

Love Heart Cookies from The Great British Bake Off

I had been waiting for Tuesday 14th August with bated breath!  Do you know why? Anyone who is a keen baker and a fan of the Great British Bake Off TV series will know that this is going to be the date that the first episode of Series 3 is going to be aired.  I’ve…