Becoming a Mum

Sixteen years ago today I became a mum for the first time. From a young age I had known that the only thing I really wanted to be was a mum.┬áIt was all I had ever dreamed of. At 3.02am you appeared in the world. All wrinkly and scrunched up. You blinked your eyes open... Continue Reading →


Breakfast Pancakes

The Spotty Teapot household all love pancakes! We don't just wait for Pancake Day either. They often feature at the weekends as either breakfast or brunch, depending how much of a lie in we have! Serves 4 (3 pancakes each) Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g plain flour 4 medium eggs... Continue Reading →

How To Make Beeswax Wraps

On my mission to be more eco-friendly, and in a bid to help do our wee bit to reduce plastics, I came across the idea for beeswax wraps. I was initially just going to buy some as there are loads of online stores selling these at the moment. But then I thought, hang on a... Continue Reading →

Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Pitta Pizzas

I stumbled across this idea of using pitta breads for pizza bases not so long ago. Previously I have used muffins or crumpets to make mini individual pizzas, but this works even better. Serves 3 Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients 6 wholewheat pitta breads 2 tablespoons tomato puree 1 clove garlic,... Continue Reading →

I Weigh

Over the last week or so there has been much debate regarding the sharing of images about our weight and the way the media portrays weight. There was a post on Instagram showing the weight of the women photographed that has sparked a lot of discussion. As well as this there was an Instagram post... Continue Reading →

Roasted Vegetable Pastry Swirls

Serves 4 Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients   1 courgette 2 peppers 4 closed cup mushrooms 1 red onion 1 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon oil 1 block ready roll puff pastry 3 tablespoons tomato puree 1 heaped teaspoon oregano 1 clove garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons cold... Continue Reading →

Writing Lists

As you may have noticed from reading some of my other blog posts, I love lists! My relationship with lists has been there for as long as I can remember. Even as a little girl I used to play schools and write lists of all the children in my imaginary class, as well as the... Continue Reading →

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Oh delicious, zesty, sugary I love you! As with anything I bake in the Spotty Teapot household, this is demolished in less than 24 hours! Serves 8 - 10 (depending on how big you like your slices!) Prep Time: 5 minutes Baking Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 8 oz self raising flour 8 oz caster... Continue Reading →

Teens and Tech

Photo by Frankie Valentine on Unsplash Where would we be without technology?! Over the last twenty plus years technology has made huge advances, embedding itself within our everyday lives so that the most basic of tasks must be fulfilled using some form of device. Tech plays such a big role in all of our lives... Continue Reading →

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