Recipes

rhubarb gin and ginger

3 Ways With Gin

If you’re a woman of a certain age working in a certain sector or having given birth to a certain amount of children, gin is supposed to be a survival thing. “Gin O’Clock!” we’re assumed to exclaim daily as the clock ticks over to 7pm (or is it 6? or even 5?), before pouring ourselves a large measure of the botanical stuff over a mountain of ice, glugging it down while our angels play with their fish fingers.

Paella

Kid-Friendly Spanish Paella Recipe

I love LOVE Paella but I was worried how my two might take it. My preference is to cook it with bells and whistles – squid and mussels – but I toned it down a bit for these two and just added chicken and cod

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easy pizza recipe

The Best (Easy) Pizza Recipe

Pizza: one of the greatest inventions of this world. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza? Don’t answer that, I’d want nothing to do with any deviant who doesn’t want to face-plant into a pile of dough-based cheese and tomato goodness at least four times a week.

In short, pizza = goooooood.

The Ultimate Green Juice

I find that juices really set me up for the day. It’s the vitamin injection and boost I need to get going in the morning, leaving me feeling full, satisfied and bursting with energy (OK, this bit does depend on how much the kids were up the night before…). Here’s my favourite of all the green juice recipes.

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

Prawn, Crab and Lemon Linguine

This dish has it all: it’s so quick and easy,  it’ll be served in a speedy 20 minutes, is packed with flavour and full of goodness thanks to the yummy low-fat seafood. Even my kids, the self-proclaimed fusspots of the family, tucked into it with abandon.

Banana Salted Caramel milkshake

Banana Salted Caramel Milkshakes

If you’re anything like my little family you’ll currently be mainlining anything cold you can get your hands on. Ice cubes? Yep. Yoghurts? You’ll find ’em in the freezer. Lollies? I’ll take six. Ice cream? GIMME!