Can some explain people who skip breakfast to me? You know the type, that person who says, "Ugh, I can't eat anything in the mornings. Maybe I'll have a coffee and then a snack at around 11…" I wake up ready to eat every day and woe to anyone who gets in my way. Like, for instance, my children. Here's the scene at my place at 7 a.m. Both kids shuffle downstairs and start some activity that I will have to pry them from in order to get through our routine and make it to the bus on time. If I'm foolish enough to ask what everyone would like for breakfast, they answer in unison. Unison except they never answer the same thing. There's no way to write this but imagine the kids talking at the same time, okay?
Me: What would you guys like for breakfast?
Julian: I don't want porridge!
Esme: I don't want eggs!
So, by 7:05 we've had a fight, made no decisions about breakfast and the clock is tick, tick, ticking on the morning count down. Good times.
Until I started making this awesome breakfast winner. I do all the work on this baked oatmeal the night before, it bakes while I squeeze in an early morning workout and it makes enough to feed everyone for two days. Did you catch that? Two days! Oh, and everyone wants it every single time. Read more
We can't believe our good fortune to share this news but Ceri and I are part of Almay's new Pure Beauty Campaign airing now. Did you just read what I wrote? WE. ARE. IN. AN. ALMAY. AD. Do you want to know the best part about this exciting project? Our daughter's are in it as well! Actually, they're not just in it, they're basically the stars since they have the only speaking parts. You can go ahead and read the rest of this post, we'll just be over here pinching ourselves. Read more
When it comes to eating have you ever thought about the fact that all good things come in a bowl? Ok, it's true, some really good stuff comes in a bun (mmmm, hamburgers and hot dogs) but dishes like soups, chilis, mac and cheese, pastas, stews, risottos, all arrive on your placemat in a deep dish and just scream comfort. (They also scream "I'm eating this on the couch in my PJs" but I probably shouldn't embarrass Ceri with that little fact.) And don't forget ice cream. That's awesome in a bowl. Wait, actually, ice cream is better in a cone. Read more
Honestly, don't pancakes just make you happy. I'm never not excited to sit down to a meal of warm, stacked-high and syrup-drippy pancakes. In fact Ceri and I always joke this site could have easily been devoted to pancakes alone. We both pretty much love eating them any time of day and are hardly able to stop experimenting with recipes.
Since today is pancake Tuesday, we've collected some of our favourite recipes for cakers. I'm making the Apple Pie ones for dinner tonight. What about you? Read more
It doesn't have to be the shape of a heart. It needn't be red, pink or anything in between. It could be chocolate but it definitely doesn't have to be. It just needs to be made with love.
Here are some of our favorite Valentine's Day meals, treats and snacks….. Read more