Quick bread recipes under 30 minutes. Homemade rosemary and olive soda bread

I never thought I could make my own bread. Patience is not one of my strengths. I would lose interest quickly if I had to wait for a loaf of bread to rise and prove. I discovered a soda bread recipe at the start of lockdown, and after some experimentation, I have perfected it. Check out my fool-proof 30-minute bread…

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I've said it before- I am a foodie. I absolutely love food and I enjoy preparing it just as much as I do eating it. Well, maybe not quite as much. The way I eat has changed a lot over the years and has almost always relied on my lifestyle- how much time I have to prepare meals, my nutrition…

I am not by nature a 'tidy' person. I feel I have worked through my demons to transform from student slob to semi-domestic goddess (well, one can hope).   Day-to-day my home is usually quite tidy, clean and presentable. I have reached this by learning some tough life lessons and ultimately, better habits. As we move into Spring, cleaning is…

Guinness Cupcake

  Delicious chocolate and Guinness sponge, topped with a smooth cream cheese frosting. Was it just the luck of the Irish that made this an excellent bake? I hope not, because I plan to make these Guinness cupcakes recipe again very soon! I am a huge fan of chocolate cake. I really enjoy Guinness. So needless to say, I was…

Recipe for easy coconut macaroons

I often find that recipes ask for just egg yolks and I hate wasting the rest of the eggs when I have nothing to use the egg whites for. So, I’ve been searching for a recipe that can help me use up left over egg whites, and this one is ideal. These little coconut macaroons really hit the spot! They’re…

Valentine’s day is celebrated by millions of lovers worldwide on 14th February every year. Originally, the day was used to celebrate numerous figures throughout history, such as Saint Valentine. Even the Romans used to celebrate this festival, and it has also been used to celebrate fertility rites and the pairing of women to men in a lottery style ceremony. Is…

Being knee-deep into yet another lockdown in England, I haven't seen my significant other since new year. I'm not complaining - I know some people have gone a lot longer. But it's tough and tedious and all the other un-typeable descriptors people are using right now. In a perfect world, we'd just move in together, but there are already long-terms…

Christmas is right around the corner and with that comes the school holidays that are to me, equal parts amazing and terrifying. Entertaining three boys is a full time job in itself so I’m always on the hunt for activities we can do together. Here are some simple and relatively cheap or free favourites of mine that will still work…

Christmas this year is going to be different for a lot of us especially those of us with large families and it's the last time of year you'd want to be on a lockdown. Furthermore, if you’ve been dealing with little ones during lockdown, then you know just how difficult it can be to keep them occupied and engaged. With…

If you're looking for some Christmas craft projects with a community vibe and step-by-step instructions, read on for three fun craft-a-longs which I can't wait to tell you about. What's a craft-a-long? It's a craft project, designed by a creator, which they break down into small segments, to be released one by one over a period of time specified by…