As an interrupted family we know a thing or two about working from home, being far from loved ones, feeling isolated, spending too much time with your kids and cooking resourcefully so I thought I’d share my top tips born from a lifetime of experience! Hope they are helpful but if you take one thing from my post, just know you will find your own way through it and you are not alone.
The Pancake Challenge
The interrupted family annual Shrove Tuesday pancake challenge is underway. Here’s what’s involved and how it started. Feel free to join us!
Aubergines and the pleasure of not pleasing anyone
Eating more veggies for purely selfish reasons this January!
Chips and Pepper Sauce
Exploring the roots of my enduring love for chips and pepper sauce with a bit of nostalgia for my student days in St Andrews.
Toad in the Hole
A celebration of Toad in the Hole and the fail-safe recipe my Mum taught me for making Yorkshire Pudding.
In Praise of Spag Bol
Sometimes the simplest family meals hold the most memories. This post explores my family history with the mighty Spag Bol, praises the importance of teaching your children to help in the kitchen and includes a leftovers 'recipe' for cheats lasagne.
Sunday Roasts and the Pressure of Perfection
The pressure to be perfect when you spend time together as an interrupted family can often be overwhelming. This post looks at my long history with that feeling, and links it to my complicated love affair with my dream meal. The Sunday Roast.
Ice Cream Sundays
Ice cream spells summer holidays! This post looks at some of my favourite ice cream memories, tragedies and recommendations for places to fill your pokey hat in Scotland.
For the Love of Cake
Why I love baking, eating and sometimes sharing cakes. Especially if I am feeling sad and in need of some nostalgic comfort eating.
Sticky Toffee Pudding – the story of my Lake District love affair
The history of my love affair with eating and walking my way through the Lake District, with particular reference to my adoration of Sticky Toffee Pudding!