Utterly Scrummy’s Fruit Bowl Cake

Fruit Bowl Cake

The summer holidays with a newborn and two primary-aged children were always going to be busy. In fact, I completely underestimated just how busy we would all be and suddenly, somehow, we are now in September. We enjoyed some time away; a short trip to Cheshire, a couple of weeks in North Wales and a… 

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Simple and in Season Summer Round Up (June Entries)

Summer Berry Tart

Hello! Yes, this post comes with the biggest apology. My summertime blogging-with-a-newborn-and-two-children-on-school-holidays plan ground completely to a halt. I had totally forgotten how all-consuming new motherhood is – even the third time round. Luckily, the lovely Sally at My Custard Pie stepped in to help me out, hosting Simple and in Season July with 50… 

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News & Simple and in Season July at My Custard Pie

Summer Berry Tart

Hello – I’m dipping my toe back into blogging after an almost month-long break, which has felt very strange. We welcomed a beautiful new baby boy into the world (the day after posting my last post!) Following a safe delivery and currently being blessed with glorious sunshine – we couldn’t be happier. I’m remembering (rapidly)… 

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Simple and in Season May Round Up

Entries 1-6

Finally I’m back with a round up of all the lovely entries for Simple and in Season May/Spring. A new round is open now for June, with lots of inspiring entries coming in already. At 40 weeks pregnant, there’s now very little space between my bump and the laptop, so please forgive the efficient nature… 

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Simple and in Season Spring – Now Open!

Asparagus Tart

Spring has finally arrived, although today’s rain may be trying to convince us otherwise. We’re firmly into British asparagus season and I’ve seen plenty of it about. I’ve already been enjoying visiting some of your posts and recipes and coming up with some recipes of my own, including this simple British Asparagus and Westcombe Cheddar… 

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Shredded Chicken Pancakes for Chinese New Year

Shredded Chicken Pancakes

This Friday lots of people will be marking Chinese New Year. It’s out with the old and in with the new and if you’re up for a spot of Chinese-themed celebrating, there’s plenty out there to be enjoyed. Last year we took the children into Chinatown in London to show them some of the Chinese… 

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Farfalle with British Pancetta and Italian Artichokes

Parioli Pasta

I have an Italian recipe for you today – using ‘farfalle,’ bow-tie or butterfly pasta and a tasty sauce flavoured with British pancetta, garlic, artichokes, fresh spinach, tomato and cream. This is a lovely supper for a chilly evening and one that reminds me of our wonderful trip to Northern Italy late last spring. A… 

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