This week is all about comfort, comfort, comfort. I've got some shop bought pastry to make a Chicken Pot Pie and Lyra loved her baked potato last week so that's making a return this week with some baked beans.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
We finally got around to checking out Filament Coffee on Clerk Street last week. We walk by often and I always make a mental note to go back and take a look inside...but of course it has taken us a while to actually make that happen.
It was quiet when we visited on Monday morning, which gave Lyra the run of the place. She loved her babyccino (warmed milk with chocolate shavings) and mini Pinnies and Poppyseeds shortbread. She also loved the tunes and danced away while I enjoyed my flat white and peanut butter blondie.
The staff were friendly, the coffee was exactly what I needed on a Monday morning and the sweet treats were fresh.
38 Clerk Street
Saturday, 5 September 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015
I can't believe it is September already! We are really looking forward to more casseroles and eating loads of squash and sweet potatoes over the next few months. I'm making an awesome sausage, red pepper and butternut squash bake this week (this recipe without the onions) and a batch of bolognese sauce for our meat meals this week...both are totally comforting as the evenings get darker and chillier.
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Almost all of our activities start back this week, meaning that I don't have to plan as many snacks for Lyra. I always have a box of raisins and a package of oatcakes in my bag when we are out and about though because even after eating her weight in fruit at playgroup she will often beg for a snack on our way home.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
We love sitting and enjoying our morning snack at The Pavilion Café on the Meadows, especially when the sun is shining and there are lots of people around to watch. Lyra and I have started a little routine where once a week we wander over to the Meadows and have a good session running up, down, and all around the play park and then walk across to The Pavilion Cafe on Jawbone Walk to refuel.
I love this place for the coffee, the date squares, and the relaxed (and very child friendly) atmosphere. Lyra loves this place for the toys. It is the perfect place to meet up with pals so the little ones have the freedom to wander around playing with bikes, scooters and toys while the bigger ones can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee while it is still hot.
During the nice weather there are tables and chairs set up on the grass, but there is also plenty of outside shelter for those unpredictable days as well as a cosy seating area inside. The menu is great, with loads of choices of sandwiches and salad plates, as well as soups. We usually stick to the baked goods and coffees, but have also been known to indulge in a cheeky ice cream treat (yum)!
If you are hanging out or meeting people in The Meadows while the weather is still nice make The Pavillion Café your meeting place.
The Pavilion Café
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Sunday, 16 August 2015
Here is a look at what we are eating this week. Next week all of our activities start again, which means that I won't have to plan snacks for Lyra. It also means that I will have to work her daily portion of yoghurt into lunch or dinner.