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Properly yummy chocolate green smoothie

Properly yummy green smoothie

My son has informed me that he doesn’t like to eat ‘green things’. I shouldn’t be surprised, my mum has been telling every boyfriend I’ve ever had that I refused all green baby food she made for me. Of course, Elliot will eat peas by the bowlful, but I haven’t brought up this contradiction for fear he’ll stop eating peas entirely. He’s not totally vegetable averse thankfully, if I let him he would bankrupt us with his love for organic...

Sarah’s mum’s Norwegian Apple Cake

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  A few years ago, I was whinging about needing something to bake with apples. My friend Sarah promptly sent me her mum’s recipe for Norwegian Apple Cake, which she said to me is ‘probably not really my mum’s recipe as we aren’t Norwegian’. This is one of several ‘hot milk’ cakes I’ve seen floating around, invariably from someone’s mum or grandmother. My mum has made a variation with caramel sauce since I can remember, the recipe for which she...

Making butter at home

Make your own butter at home | Erin at Large

Butter is one of those things that I never thought of making myself. Which is saying something, because I bake most of our own bread, and have yoghurt, cheese, and sausages queued up to make in the ‘when I have a day to myself’ column. It was in that I first came across the idea of making butter at home. Well, that and my obsession with the Victorian/Edwardian/Wartime Farm series, but that’s not quite the same thing. I googled it...

Nutella on popcorn? Oh yes

When I worked in a huge office in the middle of an office park wasteland over 10 years ago, the only place I had to turn for mid-afternoon snack cravings was our cafeteria. They were pretty good, all things considered, they made a breakfast wrap I still hold as a benchmark of the best breakfast wrapped in a tortilla. The day the bags of sweet and salty kettle corn appeared next to the cashier, though, that was a moment of...