This Recipe is so quick to make from start to finish & feeds the whole family.
- 1 sheet ready-rolled puff pastry
- 125 g soft goat’s cheese
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 300 g cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Small handful basil leaves, torn
Preheat the oven to gas mark 7. Unroll the pastry sheet on to a large baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Crumble the cheese over the pastry, leaving a 1cm border around the edge. Sprinkle half the over the cheese and tomatoes & season.
Cook the tart in the oven for 25min or until pastry is golden and risen. Drizzle over the balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and garnish with torn basil leaves. Serve warm with a green salad.
I am a 36 year old mum of four from Liverpool, i have 2 daughters & 2 sons age 1, 6, 9 & 17. This blog is a place for me to share my family memories, art work, recipes, craft ideas & lots more.
Treat Gift Box
This craft is really quick,simple & can be adapted to suit all occasions Mothers Day,Fathers day,Birthdays. For this craft you will need one small tub, coloured papers,double sided tape or glue, pencil, compass, scissors,shredded paper & some treats.
Take your tub & measure the width, cut a length long enough to wrap around the tub & another for the inside of the tub. Then you need to draw & cut two circles one to fit inside and another for the lid (it’s best to use a compass for this). Fix it all into place using the double sided tape or glue then add some decoration, we used a sweetheart print but any embelishments would look nice. Our paper is from trimcraft.co.uk
Once you have attached all the pieces together add your shredded paper & choose your treats,this is such a simple craft to do with the kids.enjoy!
Recycled tube craft: Easter Chick
Easter is fast approaching which means it’s time to make lots of Easter/Spring inspired craft with the kids. We created this little chick from a recycled tube & they make the perfect place to hide little treats for Easter.
For this craft you will need a pencil, ruler, scissors, double-sided tape, coloured paper, orange foam, googly eyes, shredded tissue, ribbon & some treats.
firstly secure one end of the tube with double-sided. Then measure a length of paper to fit around the tube, fix this into place with the double sided tape. Then cut a beak & feet shapes out of the orange foam, fix them into place onto the tube then add the googly eyes. Add the ribbon, shredded tissue paper & add the treats.
This little chick would make the perfect hiding place for treats during an Easter egg hunt or for children to make for their family & friends.
This is a really simple recipe that will feed a big family it’s super healthy & low-cost.
100g cabbage & leek
350g (6 carrots)
750g (6 potatoes) Maris Piper
1 white onion
300g broth mix
2 x stock cubes
1 litre hot water
a pinch of salt & pepper
- Peel & chop (dice) the vegetables.
2. Add all the ingredients to the pan,adding 2 vegetable stock cubes then add the 1.5 litres of boiling water stir until the stock has dissolved (simmer until all the vegetables are soft approx 45 min-60min) or if you are using a slow cooker (approx 2.5 hours) add a pinch of salt & pepper.
3 When the soup is ready serve with crusty bread, such a simple healthy & nutritious meal for a family.
LoveOlli Bag Review
I was chosen to review a LoveOlli Animated Nature Shopper Bag. The bag arrived wrapped in tissue with a beautiful business card (i will be recycling into my crafting). I was quite surprised at the size of the bag it’s so much bigger than i imagined and the quality is amazing as i was expecting a thin canvas bag.
The fabric print is beautiful and features different designs depicting birds, flowers and stamps to the front & back which gives it a lovely vintage feel. The faux leather detailing to the base of the bag & handle are another sign of great quality. The bag is lined with a beautiful floral print fabric and has 2 pocket inserts inside deep enough for a purse,pens, keys mobile etc…. and the oil cloth material of the bag is a great feature as it will keep the contents of the bag dry.
This bag is perfect for shopping trips measuring a generous 37cm X 39 it’s big enough to fit quite a few items inside. Personally i needed a sturdy bag to carry my art materials, sketch books can be really heavy so a sturdy well stitched bag is needed, i fitted lots of setchbooks, pencil case & a notebook in & there was still space for more.
Overall i think this bag would make a great gift, it’s a great quality item that is made to last & after all you can’t have too many bags especially one this beautiful. Please go and check their website out they have some beautiful items & gift ideas you will find them at the link below.
My kids love crafting, so we decided to make these little recycled tube bugs they are super easy to make, they are lovely on their own but could be used to decorate Spring/Easter crafts & bonnets.
Materials you will need : Decorative paper, double sided tape,pipe cleaners,gems, scissors, pen, ruler & glue.
cover the tube in decorative paper & fix it into place with double sided tape. Cut some wing shapes & heart antenna then simply add your chosen decorations.
My kids had great fun creating them & they are such an easy craft it would be suitable for the youngest of crafters.
Rice Lane City Farm holds fond childhood memories for me it’s tucked away in the heart of the city it’s a little oasis away from the hustle & bustle of city life. Entry to the farm is free & this includes any activities during your visit although we always enjoy our visit so like to leave a donation .
The farm has a stable block with pigs goats & poultry, there is also a children’s petting area with a pony, ducks, geese, chicks and rabbits which is always a big hit with my kids (and me). The farm & woodland cover 24 acres with a small park/play area on site so there is plenty to do & it’s a great place for kids to explore,enjoy a family walk or have a family picnic & go on a nature hunt in the woodlands. The farm is very active in the community & has lots of events throughout the year so it is worth checking out their website for dates & times.