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Croque Rarebit or Welsh Monsieur? // Recipe

This is basically an indulgent cheese toastie with bechamel sauce and it's delicious. It's neither a croque monsieur nor a welsh rarebit due to the lack of ham and cheese sauce (not to mention I couldn't find welsh cheddar on island), but something between the two. Perfect lunch for a rainy Saturday afternoon or a… Continue reading Croque Rarebit or Welsh Monsieur? // Recipe

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Playroom Posters // Alphabet & Numbers

A little while ago I scoured the island for some preschool educational posters for our playroom walls. I tried every shop that sold anything resembling education, homewares, kids bedrooms, books, stationery etc and came up with a big fat zero. So instead, I bought the cheapest colour printer I could find ($40), some paper and… Continue reading Playroom Posters // Alphabet & Numbers

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Raising children and keeping my brain active.

A little while ago I wrote a post about having a go at making some vlog type videos of our family while we're living in Cayman. I've finally done it! I absolutely love video editing and I've already progressed to more sofisticated software (started with shot cut now on kdenlive). Hopefully they quality will keep… Continue reading Raising children and keeping my brain active.

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Vegetable Vindaloo // Recipe

You can thank my husband for this one. I always pester him to give me new ideas of things he'd like for dinner and this is the latest. Until I started researching, I had no idea vindaloo is originally a variation of a Portugese dish (carne de vinha d'alos meaning meat marinated in wine vinegar… Continue reading Vegetable Vindaloo // Recipe

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Creamy Vegetable Masala // Recipe

Cayman has an Indian supermarket...YESSSSSSS! It's small, but cheaper than the big supermarkets and has so much more choice. I used love a trip to MA Brothers in Newcastle to stock up on good quality basmati, spices and all the different dahls and flours. It makes me a happy housewife that I can get some… Continue reading Creamy Vegetable Masala // Recipe

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Five Bean Chilli // Recipe

A delicious full, rounded flavour full of protein, iron and fibre. A perfect comfort food with a bowl of fluffy rice for cozy evenings in, filling for tacos or a topping for jacket potatoes. Just what the vegetarian ordered. Winging it is how I'd describe how I make chilli most of the time. I don't… Continue reading Five Bean Chilli // Recipe

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Garlic & Shallot Potato Salad // Recipe

According to my husband my potato salad is "the best potato salad ever". I haven't been able to recreate it in Cayman because the US imported shop bought mayonnaise tastes completely different to the same brand mayonnaise in the UK. In my opinion it has a strong egg taste to it which doesn't appeal to… Continue reading Garlic & Shallot Potato Salad // Recipe