All about PUMPKINS!

We are coming up to Halloween, and I know many of you will be buying pumpkins to carve into scary lanterns. We popped over to the allotment yesterday and discovered we have successfully grown 8 pumpkins for Halloween this year, and I am now wondering what to do with them all. If like me you’veContinue reading “All about PUMPKINS!”

Roasted Pumpkin Wedges

This recipe makes a great lunchtime snack on its own, or can be served as a side dish alongside roast chicken/fish. You can also chop up the wedges and add to salads, stir frys or soups. The skin can be quite tough so I would suggest peeling this off for little ones, but it givesContinue reading “Roasted Pumpkin Wedges”

Slow Cooker Winter Stew

If you are running short of time, you can put everything in the slow cooker without frying it first and simply switch it on to enjoy a warming stew at the end of the day. This recipe is suitable for freezing. Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 400g pumpkin 3 carrots, halved and cut intoContinue reading “Slow Cooker Winter Stew”

5 a day: Healthier kids plates

Do you struggle to get your child to eat their fruit and vegetables? When you hear that 5 a day is the ideal number do you worry that your child does not achieve this? And what is 5 a day? Fruits and vegetables are a great source of fibre, vitamins and minerals which help keepContinue reading “5 a day: Healthier kids plates”