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It was Chinese New Year a few weeks ago and we were at Hub’s parents. Hub’s brother’s girlfriend made some almond flakes cookie crisps and it went down really well…there was not enough to go around. I quite fancy loads to munch on myself so I decided to try to make some myself. Went web surfing and made some modification on the recipes I found. I then made a few batches and distributed to some friends to try. It was[…]

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One summer we went strawberry picking with Ethan and found some gooseberries. I have never had gooseberries and decided to pick some to try…it was not until I’ve picked a large punnet, brought it home, washed them and pop it in my mouth…and then realised that you are not supposed to eat them raw! Instead of chucking the tangy fruit into the bin, I chucked it in a cake batter….and it worked a charm. I’ve been making it every summer[…]

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Since my last post about Ethan receiving his friendly Herman Cake from Nursery, I have got a few requests on how to start your own friendly Herman Cake. If you can’t wait to be given Herman, you can start Herman yourself. Here is how. Ingredients 140 g shifted flour 200 g caster sugar 7 g yeast 280 mL warm milk 60 mL warm water Method Wake your yeast up by sprinkling the yeast into warm water. Leave to stand for[…]

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Another mummy day off for me as they boys are at nursery. I am counting down to the day that I will be starting work …. 6 more days … Has it been one year already since my maternity leave?! Where did the time go!…Flew away for time waits for no men! Am I looking forward to going back to work? Who am I kidding of course not. I will be missing my little men. Just thinking about it makes[…]

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Ewan’s at nursery try-out giving me a few hours free to do as I pleased. I decided to take a nap, lay down for 10 minutes and was itching to do something else. Jane said the first thing she did when she was free from her kids were to have a long poo time! Classic Jane! I saw this recipe (lavender shortbread) from a cook book given to me on Christmas and decided to try making myself some green tea[…]

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I have made this cake for more than 10 years, my boys and in-laws love it. Recently, I made this for a friend (with Ethan’s help of course) she and her little-lings loved it. Lin, this post is for you as promised, sorry it took so long. This recipe is very versatile in the sense that you can use most fruits and vegetable as long as you follow the proportions and include 2 bananas and some carrots. I have substituted[…]

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It’s been hectic for the past couple of months. First it was the big decision to move, then the process of house viewing, negotiation, solicitors, packing…not forgetting the moving on the actual day, fittings and redecorating the new house and the what seems like the never ending unpacking. Gosh, do we really have that much stuff? In the mist of it all, the two boys had chicken pox….there is never a good time to be ill, but at least they[…]

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What do you do when you are too busy to cook but not too busy to eat a good meal? You find ways to make your life easier without compromising your balance diet…this is one of my very easy yet yummy recipies, even my 3 (nearly 4) year-old can make it…some say Iam cheating as I am using prepack spice and ready puff sheets. Cheat or not, it is easy to make, yummy and a balance meal. Ingredients 500-700 g[…]

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For most mothers chose to nurse their young, I bet you can not agree more when I say most mothers have worries about establishing nursing in the early days, then find it difficult to wean the baby off without baby screaming bloody murder! I am one of the mummies! Whilst searching the web on ‘How To’ I looked at the usual websites which helped and guided me in the early days….(La Leche League International , Breast Feeding Basics, Baby Centre)[…]

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