Lamb stew

As I mentioned in my last post "Mint Jelly", I was inspired to make a lamb stew last week. Since becoming a mum and being on a limited income, I find myself looking for bargains now more than ever. I found this lamb in the reduced stock in Tesco and immediately froze it when I... Continue Reading →


Mint Jelly

Last week while doing my weekly shop, I did my usual thrifty mum scan of the reduced fridge in Tesco and found a bargain packet of diced lamb. I immediately began planning a lamb stew in my head and picked up a jar of mint sauce to add to the stock. However, I quickly changed... Continue Reading →

Poached pear šŸ

If you know me in real life, you'll know that I bloody well love Masterchef. And if you watch Masterchef then you'll know that you won't see a series go by without at least one person poaching a pear. Yesterday after mum and baby yoga (which was amazing!), my friend gave me a couple of... Continue Reading →

Life update: I have a baby!

So it's been a hot minute since my last blog post and as you can imagine an awful lot has happened preventing me from blogging! The main event being the birth of my beautiful baby boy! Archibald Brian Patrick Ordish was born 18th June 2018 via emergency C section and he truly is beautiful. He's... Continue Reading →

JalapeƱo pesto

A few months ago I went to Altrincham Market with my sister and we indulged in a tasty little brunch. I opted for steak and eggs (above) which came with a delicious and punchy jalapeƱo pesto. Naturally I have thought about it quite a lot since but never got round to finding it again or... Continue Reading →

Chocolate chip banana bread

I started my maternity leave a little earlier than I expected due to struggling with pelvic pain. I'm a bit gutted I didn't make it to my leave date but I'm already feeling so much better. I'm spending a lot of time resting but it does get flippin boring at times. So the other day... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Guinness Cake

As you may know, I recently moved into my boyfriends house and his oven isn't the best. I haven't tried baking in this oven properly for a while, back when we were dating very early on I did try to bake a rum and raisin cake and a loaf of bread. Neither worked out well... Continue Reading →

Homemade moussaka

Currently I'm enjoying making big hearty meals for the two of us that we can portion out and last over the space of the week ahead. On Sunday I made moussaka for the first time in ages after spotting some big fat aubergines in Aldi. This meal has quite a bit of preparation but it's... Continue Reading →

Chorizo breakfast eggs

I haven't posted in some time! A lot has been going on, I'm expecting my first child in June and I've recently moved to Manchester with my boyfriend and my cat. The house is pretty little and so I haven't moved all of my jam making gear with me just yet but I plan on... Continue Reading →

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