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Jamie Oliver’s ‘Kate and Will’s Wedding Pie Recipe’

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This is one of those recipes that you don’t want to do every day as it is time consuming, but oh my it is worth it!

The recipe is simple to follow and the ingredients inexpensive. I somehow managed to make more than stated in the recipe ( used slightly less meat and slightly more pearl barley and managed to make 3 pies, they are all smaller than in the recipe but will certainly serve my husband and I for at least three different dinners and can be frozen too.)

The suet pastry is soft and crumbly and the rich filling includes stout, beef, pearl barley, cheese and mustard. Ours is served with steamed baby carrots and green beans. Delicious!

Thanks Jamie for a fantastic recipe – can be found here if you fancy giving it a go.


Tofu stir-fry with ginger and garlic

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Here’s a quick and easy mid-week meal which my little girl loves plus it’s healthy too and cheap to make as well!


1 x pack Tofu (pressed and cubed)

Wholemeal udon noodles (though any would do) – enough for 3

2 x cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 x clove sized pieces of fresh ginger, finely chopped

1 x teaspoon lemon juice

4 x teaspoon soya sauce

3 x eggs

1 x teaspoon coriander

1 x finely sliced onion

1 x chopped capsicum pepper

1 x cup of chopped mushrooms

Glug of sesame oil

Glug of honey


Add to a pan half of the sesame oil and wait until very hot. Add in some of the soya sauce and cook the tofu until crispy, once nearly done add in some honey and cook for around a minute. Take out of the pan and dry on some kitchen towel to absorb the oil.

Add to the same pan the rest of the oil and whisked egg and cook until scrambled. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cook for a few minutes, add in the tofu at the end once the rest is nearly cooked and serve!

Pumpkin and pepper

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I’ve been busy making more vegetables! I’ve completed a pumpkin and pepper for the doll swap (here) this week, the pumpkin took a lot longer than the others as it is a lot bigger so more sewing but was good to complete. I’m really going to have to make one for ‘T’ now as it is one of my favourites!

It’s also going to be in my Etsy shop for sale too so take a look here PLUS if you’d like 30% off enter code XMAS when going to the checkout for your discount (think Christmas coming up!)

Don’t forget to head over to Handmade Monday to catch up with all of the other crafters!

Have you entered the giveaway yet for the gorgeous Bubba Boom ‘Rockin Robin’ T-shirt? No???? then click here!

Potato painting

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It’s getting rainy and darker outside so less trips to the park and more indoor activities are needed. After preparing dinner and a trip to the shops yesterday morning we came back to do some potato painting and tent-building.

The potato printing started off well…………

Got a bit messy……..

But was all good fun!

Now for a stroll in the woods – I think our waterproofs and wellies are going to be needed…………


Courgette Pizzas

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We were kindly given a courgette which was grown by a friend of my husband, half of it was used in a soup and with the other half I made these mini pizzas which were a hit all round (even me who HATES courgette!)


Courgette slices – approx 1cm thick

grated cheese

tomato sauce/puree

bacon/onion/mushroom etc


Lightly fry the courgette slices for a few minutes each side. Lay on a grill, top with tomato sauce, grated cheese and other toppings of your choice. Grill until cheese has browned and eat straight away!