Why Coral Island Blackpool is more than just an arcade

June 25, 2019 admin 0

Last week my family and I were invited to Coral Island Blackpool for the day. Having grown up in Blackpool before leaving at the age of 18 my husband and I are always keen to share our memories of our childhood and home town with the boys and so we relished the idea of a day playing in the arcades on the sea front with them. In my minds eye Coral Island was the biggest […]

The rustlers burger hacking challenge

February 6, 2018 admin 1

This weekend we took part in the rustlers burger hacking challenge. I hadn’t used these products before so I was interested and a little dubious to see what microwaveable burgers would be like. When I told boys we were having southern fried chicken burgers for tea they were very excited and when I told them they could choose their own topppings they got even more excited as there is nothing they like more than competing […]

The Collective’s Spiced Pear Tarte Tatin

December 4, 2017 admin 0

SERVES 6-8 INGREDIENTS 3 pears (we love Williams pears if you can get your hands on them) 80g salted butter, plus more for brushing 120g caster sugar ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cardamom (from 4 pods) ½ tsp vanilla powder or essence Pinch of salt 2 tbsp brandy Juice ¼ of a lemon 500g block all-butter puff pastry The Collective Pear + Maple yoghurt, to serve METHOD 1. Peel […]

tomato ans roasted red pepper soup

Tomato and roasted red pepper soup

November 2, 2017 admin 2

The boys have been busy in the kitchen with our food processor today and have created a lovely tomato and roasted red pepper soup to warm us all up on this cold winters day. If you would like to make the soup yourself then here is the recipe. Ingredients 4 large Ramiro red peppers 2 large beef tomato’s                                   […]