A Mini Blog Break and Hello World Cup!

We’re very close to welcoming baby number three, so it seems an appropriate time to thank you for all your lovely comments of support, particularly on May’s Simple and in Season round up and more generally on social media. The blog may seem a bit quiet, but I’ll still be keeping up with a few freelance commissions. This week has also been an especially exciting week for new opportunities, so I’ll definitely be back soon to keep you up to date. In the meantime, the World Cup in Brazil kicks off today. I’ve been experimenting with these Croatian Mini Doughnuts, called Fritule (or boozy doughnuts as JamieOliver.com named them!) I hope you have time to pop over to have a read of my post and hopefully be inspired to try them over the weekend. Keep an eye on my feed, too, for recipes from Russia and Bosnia over the coming weeks.

Croatian Fritule
Croatian Fritule for JamieOliver.com

Let me know what you are snacking on as the Summer of Sport picks up momentum – I’m looking forward to strawberries and cream and a nice drink of Pimm’s for Wimbledon!

Other ‘Sporting Snacks’ you might like –

3 Quick Cheese Snacks for the Good Food Channel

No Churn Ice Cream  (White Chocolate and Blackberry)

Salted Caramel Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

And not forgetting Dad on Father’s Day!

The Big Daddy Salted Caramel Fudge Cake

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  1. I’ve just discovered your blog and its fantastic! I’m looking forward to searching through the recipes. Congratulations on the birth of your son. x

  2. Congratulations on the new arrival, Ren!

    Those doughnuts look divine- will be looking out for some French Tour de France-inspired recipes soon too 🙂

  3. swooning over those pillows of donuts! gorgeous. I wish you lots of sleep and hope the gushes of love are keeping you fresh. I am looking forward to seeing you and tiny one soon x

  4. Congratulation on the birth of your son, Ren. Enjoy your blogging break. I’m sure he will enjoy doughnuts when he is a little older 😉

  5. I love the look of those little doughnuts, though I don’t remember trying them in Croatia (maybe I was in the wrong part?)

    Best of luck to you with the bump!

  6. Best wishes for an ‘easy’ birth, and lots of rest and help over the coming weeks. You deserve it. Lovely donuts too!

  7. Good luck Ren! Desperately awaiting photos of number 3 🙂
    Janie x

  8. Good luck Ren, I can’t wait to hear all about your new baby when it arrives! This is a great time of year for a new born, I have two summer born daughters and I remember spending lots of time in the garden and the park and outside cafes drinking coffee to keep me awake!

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  9. Hope bubba #3 makes an appearance soon lovely lady. In the meantime take it easy and get those World Cup snacks in 🙂

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  10. Good luck Ren! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for safe and quick arrival 🙂

  11. Wishing you all the best for the next few weeks Ren, and try and get some rest before baby makes their appearance! Good luck lovely, so excited for you xx

  12. Best wishes for the arrival of your new addition. I look forward to your return once you have settled with new baby. Excited for you.

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