Choc Chip Cookies

Always a winner in our house, I mean, who doesn’t love cookie dough – these Choc Chip Cookies have been made time and time again since Oli pop’s first birthday party! The addition of coffee really brings out the chocolate and makes it the most delicious of morsels to devour with a cup of hot…

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Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

Another day, another bake. If Soph has any more requests like this we’re going to be rolling out of lockdown soon. Absolutely divine, this simple chocolate sheet cake speaks for itself and is even better the next day! Here you go!

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Best cleaning products recommended by Mommalikeme

This was HARD I won’t lie. I love cleaning products and have far too many, but I like to try them all and find what really works for me and for the various household needs I have. This will be an evolving list that I’ll add to as and when I come across more phenomenal…

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An evolving diagnosis

We always said we’d let Oli settle into his new environment (read about his move to a remedial school here) before reassessing his diagnosis. Moving Oli to the school he’s in now has been the best thing for him. He was placed with the most perfect teacher for him with the most incredible group of…

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The Last Dessert: Caramel Croissant Pudding

If I could choose my very last dessert in the world to eat, I think it may just be this. The buttery layers of pastry become silken and the rich caramel custard melts in your mouth. Paired with a good dollop of double cream (I mean, if we’re going all in, why not) and you’ve…

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Let them read!

Reading during our time in lockdown has been one of our biggest joys. Usually we would have weekly readers and library books coming home with Oli but, for obvious reasons, we’ve resorted to picking our own ‘readers’ for him. Thank goodness we have books in abundance. Soph, not one to be left behind, ‘reads’ to…

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Cheese & Onion Bread

So, we baked bread. But it wasn’t the banana kind (swimming against the flow ya know). This bread I’ve eaten throughout my childhood and now I bake it for my very own family! It’s super simple, requires no rising or kneading and it goes down an absolute treat slathered with butter and served alongside a…

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So this is five!

My sweet Soph, Wow, that year went fast! Just the other day we were celebrating you turning four with a Tutti Fruitti party and this year it’s entirely different. We’ve been holed up at home for going on three weeks now, since the first Presidential address, bar a couple of walks to the park at…

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Pantry Staples – Instant Pot Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry

We’re continuing with our Instant Pot Pantry Staples series (last week I shared our favourite Instant Pot Bolognese) during this nationwide lockdown and this week, to suit the weather in Joburg, is a Chickpea & Cauliflower Coconut Curry! Honestly, I don’t buy a lot of tinned anything. Generally I only keep tinned tomato, cannellini beans,…

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