Thyme to Cook

At a time when creating healthy, family friendly meals has never been so important, how do you fit this in when balancing working from home with home schooling? Whether you are a young family, professional couple, retired or living on your own, our recipe ideas and time saving hints and tips will make it easier for you to plan weekly meals that won’t break the bank and give you back some of the luxury, we call ‘time’.

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Recycling

How can I be less wasteful with parchment paper?

Preparing baking tins is a bit of a pain, right? Line your baking trays with non stick parchment paper and keep together. No need to replace the parchment paper every time you bake a batch of cookies/scones.

Love Your Freezer

How can I prepare for meals and family get-togethers in advance?

Once Covid restrictions have eased you may well be thinking about having a family gathering at home. Spending a few minutes planning your menu in advance will help you get ahead with your prep and get some items cooked and into your freezer in advance. This gives you time to enjoy being with your loved ones rather than being stuck in the kitchen.

Shopping

How do I make the most of my shopping?

Before you do your food shop, have a look at what is still in your fridge, freezer, fruit bowl and cupboards. What's not looking so great but actually rather than waste food, could you make a soup or smoothie with those ingredients? Once you've done a stock take then spend 10 or 15 minutes planning what you're going to have for dinner for the following week. Take into account any dinners you may be going out for (not likely at the moment!) but this avoids over buying. This process might seem daunting however once you've done it a couple of times it just becomes part of your routine which ultimately will give you time (and money) back.

Ingredients we're loving right now: British Pears

Juicy and sweet, rich in vitamins, minerals and fibre, pears are low in calories so are ideal for snacking. We’ve used them in our Pear Frangipane Traybake – ideal as a Sunday afternoon treat!