‘Tis the Season to be Jolly…

Well, the festive season is definitely in full swing. I’ve been busy making Christmas choccies, from funky -coloured cars to Christmas kisses, festive shortbreads, cake pops, hot choccie stirring spoons and gingerbread tree decorations.   I haven’t come across a child yet who has not enjoyed decorating a gingerbread for the tree (although I don’t think many have reached… Read More

‘Australia’ themed educational cookshop

I spent a fabulous day at Humshaugh C of E First School last week delivering a bespoke ‘Australia’ themed cookery workshop. The morning began with me delivering a simple introduction about Australia to the Reception/Y1 children. We then cooked Anzac biscuits and talked about the history behind the recipe. The year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a question… Read More

Sweet Treats holiday workshop

We had great fun at my Sweet Treats children’s cookery workshop today.  The children (and adults) were brilliant. We decorated a cake pop, dipped and decorated a waffle cone, made snappy shortbread in various shapes from stars to ducks and finished by making ice cream in a bag! The ice cream making proved rather messy but… Read More

Holiday Cookshops

Hi Just a reminder that I am running 6 cookery workshops for children during the summer holidays. It’s a great way to get your kids cooking without all the mess at home! They are taking place at Bardon Mill Village hall at 2pm on the following dates: 22nd July 2015 – Pizza Presto! 23rd July 2015… Read More

The Very Hungry Caterpillar party

I had such a lovely time yesterday doing a ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ themed party. I set up in the garden as it was a glorious day (finally!). The children were aged 2 to 8 and all enjoyed the activities. They decorated shortbread butterfly biscuits and ‘more was definitely less’ with oozing icing and shimmery balls galore everywhere! Brilliant! We… Read More

Busy, busy!

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been having great fun cooking with children and making some delicious food. I was really impressed with the sophisticated toppings chosen by some Year 1 children for their pizzas.  This one is salami, olives and pesto! Delicious! I’ve also been making ice cream in a bag! It’s a really… Read More

Fairy Garden Pots

What better way to spend a sunny morning in the North East (Northumbria) than making Fairy Garden Pots! The children spent 2 hours designing and making their fairy/elf/pixie gardens. Great planning, design skills and teamwork from everyone. Aren’t they gorgeous!

Discover Design Devour

I spent a fabulous afternoon with Year 1s and 2s today delivering my Discover Design Devour cookshop. I was so impressed at how open the children were to trying all sorts of foods including almond butter, dates, oatcakes and olives. The children showed a good knowledge of how to eat healthily and we ended up chatting about good… Read More

Take Time Out

It’s half term! Hooray! I love having the kids at home and not having to get up and out in the mornings. Now they are a bit older they are often happy to potter about the house, especially at the beginning of the day. So this morning I look advantage of this and I took… Read More

To Infinity & Beyond

I spent a brilliant morning last week with a Year 1/2 class delivering my ‘To Infinity & Beyond’ cookshop. The very first comment I heard from a child was “Oooh this looks fun!” . In my book it doesn’t get better than that! All the children loved the story telling and then got completely stuck in to… Read More