Flippin’ Great Pancakes

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Pancake day has got to be one of the best ideas history has ever had.  A day of yummy indulgence to use up all the naughtiness in your kitchen cupboards before kick starting lent. For me, it is essentially a rip-roaring excuse to eat one of my FAVOURITE foods to absolute excess. Come to Mamma. Read the Rest »


Mabel’s Healthy Squash and Apple Soup

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It’s January, it’s baltic and we’re all on a diet. If you’re looking for something low-fat that can warm you up at lunchtime, then I’ve got just the thing. This souper number is full of nutrients, energy and will fill you up ’til dins. Ideal. Not only that but it tastes totally SCRUMMY so give Read the Rest »


Mabel’s Souper Autumnal Feast – as cosy as a wooly jumper

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Nothing warms the cockles of the heart like home-made soup. It’s a meal in a bowl. It contains at least 11 of your five a day. It costs less than a fiver to make a bottomless vat-full. It’s low fat. AND it empties your fridge of just about anything and everything you need to use Read the Rest »

Summer dress Window

Layering up for Autumn.

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Whether you’re wearing it sitting on a deck chair in your front room or strolling along a beach somewhere tropical, who doesn’t love the summer dress? And if you, like me, are feeling a little glum at the thought of putting your floral frocks away before they’ve barely seen the light of day (let’s be Read the Rest »

Autumn Flower Window

Bloomin’ Autumn

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Growing up, my mother had flowers in every room of the house. Whether they were picked up at the shops or a handful from her well tended and much admired garden, she’s always said that a well flowered home is enough to ease any bad mood. Though I’m not sure even a thousand roses could Read the Rest »