Monthly Archives: May 2016

Real life picnics – the essentials

In my head a picnic involves a floaty skirt, a large straw hat, two gorgeous sunkissed kids and a large basket. As the picnic blanket I throw down billows in the summer breeze I smile beatifically at my offspring, in anticipation of the feast that awaits. Scotch eggs made by my own fair hands, cherry tomatoes from the allotment etc … Continue reading

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Pimp up your food!

Eating well is not always about cooking well. Sometimes it is just a case of buying the right things and customizing them. Adding a little bit of this and a little bit of that can transform even the most humdrum of store cupboard staples into something more special. Here are the Crumbs Sisters five favourite pimp up your food cheats. … Continue reading

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Low maintenance allotment tips

It took me six years to get an allotment (waiting lists top 150 000 nationally) and six back-breaking, knee-buckling days to clear it. It had been abandoned for some time (its owner had died) and was completely overgrown. There was rubble, beer cans and a dilapidated greenhouse. But I was determined to become an urban farmer. My sister, and fellow … Continue reading

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Introducing The Crumbs

Hello. Let us introduce ourselves. We are sisters, mothers and food bloggers. I’m Claire, the one with the fringe, and Lucy has the big smile. There are 18 months between us (I’m older than Lucy, and it’s good we get that out in the open straight away, otherwise my youthful looks confuse people and it gets awkward, Lucy get’s a … Continue reading

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Welcome to the new and improved Lizi’s blog!

Hello! Welcome to the new and improved Lizi’s blog! Over the following weeks, we hope to delight you with news and content that you will find useful and interesting. We have a brilliant creative team who will be writing on our blog – so make sure you look out for news from them!   The Lizi’s Creative Team –       The Crumbs – Lucy & … Continue reading

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