Ice cream cross-stitch kit and currant bun sewing kit

Sewing kits from Meals and Makes!

New: Range of food inspired sewing craft kits for kids. Kids can take their minds off of the stresses of school with these two relaxing and satisfying sewing projects.  They are ideal for a long journey or weekend away because they are compact and everything you need is included.  Each CE marked craft kit has easy to follow instructions, along with a stitch guide and … Continue reading Sewing kits from Meals and Makes!

Cheat’s mango meringue mess

An easy, treat pudding full of sunshine!  This is a twist on Eton Mess, to enjoy while we wait for the English strawberries to grow.  This is a cheat because it uses shop-bought meringues and tinned mango (which saves a great deal of time and effort).  Its nice to use a ripe mango for this, but if you can only find green rocks (that taste … Continue reading Cheat’s mango meringue mess

Meals and Makes sweet recipe cards

Colour-in recipe cards

  Encourage a love of food in your little ones and banish fussy eating! My recipe packs encourage kids to get involved with the food that they eat (and enjoy it!).   Colour the recipes in, with the washable, UK made crayons.  Use the colourful food themed stickers to decorate your apron.  Cook some simple and delicious dishes and proudly enjoy the satisfaction of munching … Continue reading Colour-in recipe cards

Group shot of Meals and Makes 'grow me' kits

‘Grow me’ kits available now!

Introducing……..Meals and Makes ‘Grow me’ kits! I’m so excited to launch my first range of ‘Meals and Makes’ products which combine food, creativity and science!:  Three kits which have everything you need to grow your own tiny crop of food on your windowsill, as well as a ‘crafty’ make and some delicious recipes. Each kit includes (everything you need, just add water and sunshine): -1 … Continue reading ‘Grow me’ kits available now!

Family recipes: potato and onion oven bake

Potato and onion oven bake

  Happy new year!  With frosty mornings and chilly nights, my girls need hot and filling meals to keep them energised.  This is a ‘throw it in the oven and get on with something else’ sort of  recipe (so ideal for looking after children at the same time!).  Once the slicing is done, kids can help with putting the dish together.  Its an ideal family … Continue reading Potato and onion oven bake

Popping bonfire toffee cakes

Popping bonfire toffee cakes

  Whoosh, pop, bang!  With bonfire night looming; make these (gently) explosive treats to keep you going, while you stand outside and wait for the fireworks to be lit.  Guaranteed make any firework party go with a…’pop’!!  This might not be the best recipe to cook with kids- as the toffee gets so hot- but they can help with the garnish and will enjoy eating … Continue reading Popping bonfire toffee cakes