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December 2015


Tasty Fish bites – Featuring One Yummy Mummy

I am very lucky that as part of the blogging world there is a lovely community of bloggers who help each other out.  None more so than Award winning Blogger One Yummy Mummy (website here).   I have a fussy eater 3 year and an almost 9 month old. At the moment its dinner for 3 year old, dinner for 9 month old and another for us. In an effort to streamline meal times I hooked up with the lovely Jolene for a recipe idea both my boys would enjoy.  Fish is always a hit with Mr Fussy eater so I was delighted to get a recipe both could enjoy.  I am no Nigella in the kitchen and gratefully accept all help  in this department.

See below for recipe, all readily available and super easy for the likes of me!

Recipe for Tasty Fish bits

  • 2 pieces of fresh cod
  • 3tbsp plain flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g  breadcrumbs – brown or white
  • 1 tsp thyme
  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6
  2. Cut the fish into chunks carefully removing all bones
  3. Put the flour on a plate. Put the eggs in a second shallow dish. Put the breadcrumbs on a third plate and mix in the thyme, 
  4. Take a piece of cod dust it  in the flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in beaten egg,, then coat in breadcrumbs pressing them on lightly with your fingers.
  5. Put on a plate. Repeat until all the pieces are coated.
  6. Spray an oven proof dish with olive oil 
  7. cook in the oven on the top shelf for 20 mins 




A Mamma Fairy Christmas – Gift Guide PT 2

The latest instalment of the Mamma Fairy gift guide is here including a few ideas here for the men in our lives.


 1 – George Foreman Grill

We have one of these for many years and I find it so handy for quick tasty wraps and Panini’s. The one pictures is the 5 portion grill and priced around €60. A good investment in my opinion. Most models have the standard features of the grill channel where the grease drains away into a separate tray. This makes for easy cleaning and healthier cooking.   Most also can recline flat for toasties or slightly elevated for meat (enabling the fat to drain).

George Foreman grills are very readily available in electrical retailers throughout the country.

 2 – Remington Gift Set

I know where a certain person reads this he will instantly know this is for him!! Known as the Gentleman’s Gift set! (bet he is having a good laugh now!!).

Remington Gentlemans Toolkit €29.99I think this looks good and is reasonably priced at €29.99 and readily available. Handy shaver, nose/ear trimmer and a novelty mug, sure what more would a “gentleman” need.




 3 – Zenji & the Muzzy bugs book

I was first introduced to this book by the author, the lovely Aisli Madden. Aisli herself, wrote, illustrated and funded the book herself (via a Kickstarter campaign) after becoming interested in mindfulness herself. The premise of this book is to purposely promote positive mental health from infancy through the characters as they go about their business incorporating breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques. The illustrations in this book really stand out.

zenjiMy 3 year has really taken to this book, the vivid illustration captures his attention (no mean feat), also for him I find the names and variety of characters hold his interest. Not an easy thing to do  in a book these days, captivate a child like this one does. It would make a lovely and practical present. The book is currently available through Amazon.


 4 – Fuschia Make up.

Fuschia make is an award winning Irish make up brand. Since the early days my sister and myself have been fans having been introduced to the brand just before my own wedding back in 2011. They do a fab mineral foundation with great lasting power. Their lip sticks are also a good safe bet if you are looking for good colour pay off without the Charlotte Tilbury price tag. I am a fan of matte lipsticks so my staple is Bare truth. Totally digressing there but back on track, in my humble opinion a gift of Fuschia gift set, you cant go wrong. The set I am gifting is the colour pop, to a lovely lady who loves her lip stick and is not afraid to experiment with colour (unlike me!!). The gift set is currently reduced to €25 and available from their website.