Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Homemade Pea Soup

500g garden peas ( frozen)
1 large potato
1 pint veg stock
1 onion or leek
Salt and pepper

This recipe is so delicious and super simple. You can add ham to make this pea and ham soup... If doing so add 300g of ham cubed.
Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker or a pan on the hob. Once the potatoes are soft place all the contents of the pan into the blender and blitz! 
Easy ... I like to add a bit of coriander once blitzed.


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Making lego figure crayons

Most people with children find that they end up with a box full of broken crayons.... Well here's a great idea with a way to reuse those crayons.
Find a silicone mould ( it can be any design ) I've chose Lego as we are all Lego fans in our house. 
Chop all the crayons up into smaller pieces and pop inside each shape. The crayons dont have to be the same  colour. It can be fun to have multicoloured crayons. Turn the oven to 140oc and pop the mould on a tray and into the oven.
Keep an eye on the crayons but about 10-15 minutes all the crayons will be melted.
Now very very carefully remove from the oven. Leave the crayon to set again. You can pop it into the freezer to speed up the process. 
Once set pop the new crayon out of the mould, Ta dahh!!! 
Please note the temperature on each mould as different moulds can take different heats. You really don't want the mould to melt !! 

Have fun
Kelly x