Cheat’s “Homemade” Strawberry Ice Cream

I've made ice cream a few times before with cream or condensed milk and it is always a tad tricky, remembering to whisk it every hour so the ice crystals don't turn it into sorbet, but I've decided I need an ice cream maker! My latest attempt was to tackle one of Nigella's recipes containing 8… Continue reading Cheat’s “Homemade” Strawberry Ice Cream


Strawberry Ice Lollies

Many of us will know that having a sick child is never fun, but having a child sick with something undiagnosed where the symptoms keep changing is a rather frightening experience. Last week I went back to work and our little man spent a couple of days at a local holiday programme. On Friday evening we met… Continue reading Strawberry Ice Lollies

Drinks, Uncategorized

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Hello my friends, been a little over a week since I last wrote and I've missed you, but I've been thoroughly enjoying our Summer break. Summer finally arrived with a vengeance, reaching 31 degrees in our little bay earlier this week! Very unusual for us way down south on our beautiful island, but we aren't… Continue reading Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Light Meals, Salad

Balsamic Strawberry and Smoked Chicken Salad

Today was one of those "All-Seasons-in-One-Day" type of days. It started out as grey and misty, with light tiny rain drops that you can't quite decide if it's rain or mist, but you are absolutely grateful for and not at all annoyed about getting slightly wet as the heat and humidity is enough to frizz… Continue reading Balsamic Strawberry and Smoked Chicken Salad

Cakes, Muffins

Mini Strawberry Muffins

One of the things I love about Summer is the availability of fresh berries. With so much choice on offer, I look for different ways of including them in meals and snacks so we don't end up thinking: Strawberries again! Not that I would probably get there, but variety is the spice of life, or… Continue reading Mini Strawberry Muffins