Beat the Heat This summer

Beat the Heat This Summer

With the UK facing some crazy Australian-style high temps over the coming days, I thought it might be useful to post a little reminder of some ways to beat the heat and deal with the unwelcome side effects of a heatwave.

Australian Damper

Aussie Damper

Damper is an Australian bread once favoured by drovers (cattlemen) and now a camping and kid friendly favourite. It’s ridiculously easy to make, almost idiot proof (my Dad burns it outside and leaves it raw inside…he is the ‘almost’ I refer to)…

Sourdough Pancakes

Flippin Sourdough Pancakes

This recipe has become a family favourite and ‘Vinnie’ (we named our sourdough starter Vinnie Van Dough’) is happily maturing and keeping us in breakfasty goodness for the foreseeable future. Serve as you like with syrup, Nutella, fruit, lemon & sugar or go all out and make it part of a ‘diner-style’ American pancake stack with bacon.

Hospital Bag Series – Part 1

Hospital Bag Series Part 1

When packing for the hospital it is often hard to know what to take. Pack too much and you risk having to work around it during your stay. Pack too little and the inconvenience can be far greater. As a hospital stay regular, I have put together this guide that may help you make some informed choices about what to include in your bag.