Finding Festival Foods

The commercialisation of Christmas and Easter have led to a mass indoctrination of our kids. They think that all these festivals mean is eating, usually commercially packaged foods that are stuffed full of chemicals, additives and if the food is natural, full of dairy and other forbidden stuff. The garden of Eden had only one…

Failsafe Camping

Some time ago I documented how to safely holiday with all your allergies and intolerances kept firmly in place. One of the best ways we ┬áhave found, is to camp, at a campground, from campsites that have all mod cons to more basic campgrounds, the fresh air and lack of mobile cover is great for…

Chocolate Pear Pudding

Correctly this should be called Carob Pear Pudding, but that doesnt sound too exciting! I converted this recipe from one of my favourite books, Nigella’s Express. That was the book and series that made me into a major Nigella fan. I borrowed the book from the library and reborrowed and reborrowed and reborrowed until I…

Failsafe Holidays

If you are a failsafe mother, you need a holiday frequently! The trouble is, that it can be a trigger for all the problems and behavioural issues that you have been battling to get under control. However, there is a solution, by now you would have realised that there are no shortcuts to motherhood to…

Pear Muffins

┬áThis works either as a breakfast when everyone is sick of eggs or weetbix, or as a tea time treat. It is from the Fedup book with a few tweaks. Note the empty pan, or rather the pan with hot water, that’s to generate a bit of steam, it makes your muffins moister. This is…