Ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes

My daughter and I are home in the day quite often. We tend to go out together in the afternoon, to help the day go by a little quicker. As we are off to the park, running errands or visiting soft play I like us to have a nice lunch together before we go out. I typically want something that is simple, cheap and makes minimal mess. These ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes are perfect for knocking together in just a few minutes and using up a few leftovers too.

A look at my ultimate lazy tuna fishcakes - once cooked

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Blueberry muffins recipe

Lately I have been really enjoying baking more. Finding great ways to add more nice snacks in to our day, that are suitable for Daisy too, has been lovely. I’m really enjoying trying out new recipes, and sharing them here of course. These blueberry muffins can be made using ‘normal’ ingredients (with dairy) or they can be made using my method. Which makes them dairy free. They are also free of soya and other things that Daisy can’t have too. They are a little paler looking than normal ones but they are really tasty. Hope you enjoy my blueberry muffins recipe!

Blueberry muffins recipe - The muffins once cooked

The finished blueberry muffins!

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How to freeze blackberries

My regular readers will know that we have an allotment. As such we have an excess of produce at particularly times of the year. I’m really good at freezing excess herbs, making jams and making delicious goodies. However there aren’t always enough hours in the day! This week I harvested 700g of blackberries – in just one visit to my allotment! Obviously I am really pleased but I didn’t have time to use them up. This is how to freeze blackberries!

How to freeze blackberries - put the blackberries in a suitable container

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Slow cooker beef casserole – super lazy version!

Fancy making a nice slow cooker beef casserole? Don’t want to put too much effort in? I’ve got you covered! This slow cooker beef casserole takes just 5 minutes to get ready and you can even cook dumplings in the pot. You can make this for under £5, serving 3-4 hungry people. Obviously this depends on the appetite and the quality of the ingredients that you buy. If your budget is small then you do what you can. Anyway, here we go. My slow cooker beef casserole – the super lazy version!

Slow cooker beef casserole - A look at the dinner once the flour has been added

Here is a look at the slow cooker beef casserole after the flour is added but before the dumplings.

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How to freeze fresh herbs such as sage, rosemary & thyme

My wonderful husband and I are proud owners of an allotment. It can be a lot of work but it is really rewarding too. Each week we visit 2-3 times, which really isn’t enough. However, despite our limited time we manage to grow lots of things, and keep some alive year round. Such as herbs. Today I want to share with you how to freeze fresh herbs, and the methods that I use to do so.

How to freeze fresh herbs - how to freeze herbs. My herb beds six weeks apart

This is a difference of just six weeks at our allotment! It is no wonder I need to know how to freeze fresh herbs!

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