November 26, 2014

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{Midweek Meal} Chop Suey

Here’s a super quick midweek that can be thrown together in about half an hour and has become a new family favourite. Ingredients: (serves 4) vegetable oil 500g turkey breast (or, if it only comes in 400g or 600g packets, don’t stress & go with that!) 2 tablespoons cornflour 2 large carrots 1 red pepper 1 tin or jar of bamboo shoots (ca. 180g drained weight or the closest you can get) 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1ooml smooth orange juice 6 tablespoons soy sauce salt […]

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November 24, 2014

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{DIY} Play Kitchen Milk & Juice Bottles

It’s easy enough to sew food from felt, but when it comes to bottles, it doesn’t really work that well. And what you really need in a play kitchen, is some milk and juice. So here’s a quick and simple idea how to turn old yoghurt bottles in to play kitchen staples. All you need is some of those small drinking yoghurt bottles that people have for breakfast to boost their good bacteria (e.g. Actimel) and a colour printer. Step 1: Wash out the bottles […]

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November 21, 2014

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{Friday Five} Gifts for a New Mum

A little over four years ago, I became a mum for the first time (Edit: and yesterday for the second time!). I remember being flooded with greetings and gifts for the baby, but what I most appreciated within all that were the thoughtful gestures aimed directly at me and not just the baby. Because even though you’ve become a mum, you’re still your own person and let’s face it – everyone loves getting gifts, not just kids. One of the best gifts? A bag full […]

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November 19, 2014

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{Deutsche Küche} Falscher Hase

I thought it was time to share another typically German recipe with you. “Falscher Hase” – which translates as “false hare” – is a special kind of meat loaf. It apparently takes its name from post-war times, when housewives cooking on rations wanted to make something special and wrapped whatever meat they had around eggs and formed a loaf resembling the shape of a hare or rabbit, which was a highly prized meat. Ingredients: (serves 4) 500g mixed mince meat* 50g fine bread crumbs** 1/2 […]

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November 17, 2014

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{DIY} Felt Food

This week’s DIY is a must-have for any family with a play kitchen, and easy to accomplish in a weekend. There’s plenty of toy food out there to be bought – plastic, felt, wooden – but it’s often either expensive or looks really tacky (think plastic) and also it’s much more satisfying and fun to make your own. And it’s really not as difficult as it may look, unless you’re aiming at some fancy 3D constellations. All you need is felt and felt scraps in different colours, […]

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November 15, 2014

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{DIY} Superhero Masks

Today I’m sharing this week’s final birthday DIY with you. What’s a superhero party without some masks? I didn’t want to go crazy making all kinds of over the top giveaways for our little party guests, but I had some left over felt and elastic from other projects in the house anyway, and these seemed like something quick and simple to do. To make one mask you will need: two pieces of felt, each 10cm x 25cm some elastic scissors, pins and a sewing machine […]

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