Coconut Macadamia Granola

Coconut Macadamia Granola. | thecookspyjamas.com

Blogging is like writing a journal.  Each post is a summary of my thoughts, ideas and feelings at that point.  From time to time I find it interesting to take a trip back through the archives, considering how my views have changed over the years. [Read more…]

In My Kitchen – January 2015

In My Kitchen January 2015 | thecookspyjamas.com

I have entered this New Year with a great sense of optimism and a rather long list of things I wish to accomplish.  Here’s hoping the list runs out before my optimism diminishes.  Santa was kind to me this year and my kitchen is brimming with new goodies.

10 Easy Dinners for Busy Weeknights

10 Easy Dinners for Busy Weeknights | thecookspyjamas.com

I apologise that it has been so quiet around here of late.  You may have noticed the new blog design which was installed last week.  Between that and Christmas preparations there has been little time for anything else.  I am so happy with the new look, which was developed by Ginny from My New Favorite Design.  I think we have ironed out all the glitches, but on the off-chance you find any please let me know.  If you are thinking about a redesign I cannot recommend Ginny highly enough.

Mini Ham and Edam Cheese Quiches

Mini Ham & Edam Cheese Quiches. These make great canapes or can be tucked into children's lunchboxes. Great served hot or cold, and they freeze well. | thecookspyjamas.com

Many years ago, whilst still at university, I worked part time at a soil analysis laboratory.  The lab was perched on the edge of a light industrial estate, and lunch options were thin on the ground.  The nearest shops were too far to get there and back in the half hour I was allocated to eat, so I would take my own lunch.  When lunchtime arrived I would eat at a small desk in reception, wedged between the towering bags of soil and mushroom compost that were waiting to be analysed.

Chocolate Popcorn

Chocolate Coated Popcorn. Super quick to throw together & great for kid's parties. | thecookspyjamas.com

Picture this.  It’s six thirty in the morning the day before school finishes for the year.  I’m lying in bed contemplating dragging myself to the shower so I could get The Princess to the school bus in time when I hear the popcorn maker humming in the kitchen below. Now I know we have a lot of popcorn, but I was unaware it had become breakfast food.

In My Kitchen – December 2014

In My Kitchen | thecookspyjamas.com

It’s quiet In My Kitchen this month, although this may be the calm before the storm. With my focus being on the end of the school year there has been little time for much else.   Waiting around for The Princess has, however, given me time to indulge in a little online shopping (thank goodness for the Internet) and lots of new cookbooks have arrived just in time for the holidays.