Posh Cheese Toastie – Croque Rarebit or Welsh Monsieur?

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 Posh Cheese Toastie – Croque Rarebit or Welsh Monsieur?

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

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.

Vegetable Vindaloo

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

Creamy Vegetable Masala

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

Five Bean Chilli

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

Garlic & Shallot Potato Salad

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