Sunday, 12 January 2014

Spicy Hangover eggs

So these aren't strictly to be saved for a good hangover, they make a great post sunday lunch supper. My children adore these too, I just opt for a little less spice.

Ingredients to make 4

8 Smoked bacon rashers
1/2 Chilli (more if you really want to heat it up)
4 tbsp Salsa
A handful of good Cheddar or Gruyere cheese, grated
4 eggs
Chopped chives
Salt and pepper


Pre heat oven to 180/350 degrees

Chop the chilli removing seeds, add to the salsa and mix

Grease 4 compartments of a muffin tin, layer up each compartment with 2 rashers of bacon, then a good dollop of your salsa mix, add some grated cheese then crack an egg on top, finishing with a sprinkling of chives and a twist of salt and pepper.

Pop in the oven for 20 mins until the eggs aren't wobbly


Thursday, 9 January 2014

African print play pants

I've been making my children clothes for ages, I love the feeling I get when they are romping about in something I've made for them.

I stumbled across some pretty darn amazing fabric on line, African wax printed fabric and instantly fell HEAD OVER HEELS! I decided to make Arthur some play pants, harem style…easy to run around in and don't restrict any movement (was that a bad idea?!)….. and now have orders from Archie…. so better get cracking!

African wax print fabrics are made by printing the patterns in wax on the cloth and then dyeing the fabric. The fabric, which is 100% cotton soaks up the dye, excluding the portions whee the dye was applied. The wax is broken off by machine. Patterns are then printed on the fabric again with other colours.

I'm hugely into bold prints right now and have been using them in projects for my home and adore the vibrancy and playfulness they bring, so seeing my bouncy, happy, semi-feral children adorned in these is pretty fitting!

I hope you like them! xx