Apple Flapjacks

Hi everybody, I was always a big campaigner for preventing food waste, but it became more important during lock down. So when I saw 4 sad apples in my fridge going a bit soft I knew I had to do something with them. I also found some nuts in my cupboard expiring soon, so I …

Banana Loaf Cake

Banana Loaf Cake Hi everybody, I’ve finally given in to the call of lock down bingo and made banana bread. I have jazzed mine up slightly, to make use of things expiring in my cupboards. This is always the way, I usually end up creating a recipe to make use of things I have in …

Black Treacle and Date Bars

I fancied making a sweet treat today, and I impulsively had bought a tin of black treacle during the start of lockdown, so I decided to make the most of it now. It turns out my pack of dates, also bought on impulse during lockdown, and were nearing expiration, so it was good to use …

Flo’s Nostalgia Jam Tarts

Hi everybody, Lock down has made me appreciate a more frugal and old style way of life. I have been thinking about my grandparent’s generation a lot, they knew how to survive things. My last living grandparent is in his 90s. His kitchen is filled with old coffee jars that are used to store things …

Lemon, Blueberry and White Chocolate Tray Bake

Hi everybody, I was really craving baking today. I hadn’t baked anything for a while but it is World Baking Day today so I felt I had to. I once made a lemon and blueberry flapjack thing years ago and I hadn’t quite perfected the cooking style as it had a total soggy bottom, Mary …

Peanut Butter Hummus

I had forgotten I had run out of tahini paste. I didn’t want to leave the house just to buy tahini paste, yet I had planned my food for the week around having hummus. I did have some peanut butter, and I remember in Jack Monroe’s first cook book ‘A Girl Called Jack’ that they …

2 Ingredient Pizza Dough

Hi everybody, I’ve recently joined a bunch of Facebook groups such as ‘Feed yourself for £1 a day’ and ‘Scrimping on a budget’ and I had heard about a great 2 ingredient pizza dough that was just flour and yogurt and I thought to myself that that was something I would really like to try. …

Store Cupboard Mango and Coconut Sponge

As you may have gathered by now I care little for the rules given to me by a Best Before Date on a tin/jar/packet. Use by dates are different as they shouldn’t be ignored, especially in the case of meat and fish, though I have been known on some occasions to eat a vegetarian ready …