Cooling Down in the Paddling Pool

Cooling Down in the Paddling Pool
Cooling Down in the Paddling Pool

The past few days have been ridiculously hot so we have been cooling down in the paddling pool.  We love this hot weather but it seems that we are just not quite used to it.  We certainly made the most of it though.  The paddling pool was so refreshing.

Did you go to the seaside or stay in the garden during the hot weather this year?

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Pet Peeves with the RSPCA

Our dog, Floppy is the daftest family member so is the focus of our Pet Peeves post in association with the RSPCA.   She has an amazing personality and protects us to the best of her ability.

Floppy Dog

Pets Have Personalities Too

We try to spend as much time with Floppy as we can as she likes a lot of company.  She likes lots of fuss and loves it when S and H throw the ball for her.  She always has a great time sniffing for mice , rabbits and other creatures when we visit the countryside.  It keeps her very busy! Continue reading Pet Peeves with the RSPCA

Delicious Dinosaur Dinner Recipe Collection

Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

As part of the Summer 2016 Cooking with Kids with 3 Princesses and 1 Dude, we have made a Delicious Dinosaur Dinner.  This is a recipe that children can make with very little adult support.  All recipes are dairy free but you can substitute the soya products with dairy ones, if you wish.  Both children really enjoy anything with a dinosaur theme so they were very excited about having a special dinosaur dinner.

Cooking with Kids: Delicious Dinosaur Dinner

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Volcanic Ice Lollies Recipe

Dairy free Volcanic Ice Lollies Recipe: Cooking with KidsWe have made these delicious Volcanic Ice Lollies as part of 3 Princesses 1 Dude’s A-Z Cooking with Kids blog hop.  You may have also seen our other post Delicious Dinosaur Dinner Recipe Collection, with some other recipes related to this theme.  You can also check out the Dinosaur Party Ideas post for more ideas.

As we had some frozen berries left over from the Lava Smoothies, we decided to use them in this recipe.  You can just as easily use raspberries or strawberries instead. We decided to make four different versions of this recipe to see which we liked the most. We made Berry Ice Lollies, Berry, Vanilla and Coconut Ice Lollies, Half Berry-Half coconut Ice Lollies and Coconut-Berry Burst Ice Lollies. Both of my children have loved the idea of dinosaurs for many years. Their visit to the Natural History Museum in London to see Dippy, the Diplodocus, inspired them to ask more questions about that pre-historic time. Following on from their interests in this topic, the finished versions of these lollies all reminded us of the lava flowing from a volcano so we decided that they were Volcanic Ice Lollies.

Volcanic Ice Lollies Recipe: Four Versions

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Jam Sandwich

Eating a jam sandwich
Eating a jam sandwich.

We have been preparing for the A-Z Cooking with Kids Summer 2016 blog hop by making and tasting a jam sandwich for part of our dish. Our recipes will be published this week. The recipes, as well as the others on the blog hop, will all be suitable for children to make on their own or with a little adult supervision. We hope to see you there! Continue reading Jam Sandwich