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  • Tips on how to avoid cake icing disasters

    Tweet I know I don’t *seem* like the domesticated type, but one thing I really do enjoy is making, baking and icing cakes for special occasions. In fact, I once spent three days (I…

    March 7, 2014
  • Baked Camembert with Cranberry Jam

    Tweet Ever since we went to Switzerland No 1 Son and I have been a bit obsessed with fondue. On one trip we had the sweet version – served with chocolate, with different fruits;…

    April 24, 2012
  • Tiana’s Banana French Toast

    Tweet It’s Disney Week on The Mum Blog – and today I’m sharing a recipe from Tiana’s Cookbook. The Princess and the Frog is definitely one of our favourite Disney movies and it’s a…

    February 5, 2012
  • Christmas shortbread cookies and an incredible lady

    Tweet This is my Aunty Alida. She’s from Holland originally, where she survived the Nazi occupation. At 89, she’s still going strong, and as you can see she’s also incredibly stylish. I adore her.…

    December 4, 2011