Sweet Valentine’s

I think I mentioned once that I used to have a baking blog before I started Three Little Birds. The time has come to share some of the Valentine’s goodies I made last year, when I was on maternity leave with a two-month-old baby, a two-year-old and a seven-year-old. Enjoy!

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? These are chocolate sponge with butter cream decoration – coloured pink and blue.

And of course they have pretty pink polka dot  cases!

These are simple sugar cookies, baked on a lollipop stick and decorated with chocolate and sprinkles. Yummy!

Sugar rush!!

These are little chocolate cakes (with chocolate butter cream filling) and sugar paste decoration.

Sweeeeeeeet.

I hope you all have a cracking Valentine’s Day. I expect Mr Chef will be working late, but I’ll get all the love from my three little monsters: cuddles, snuggles and dribbley baby kisses. Perfect!

Hello Kitty Cookies

Here in Greece, name days are a thing. It’s when you celebrate if you have the same name as the saint whose day it is. And there are A LOT of saints in the Greek Orthodox religion, so there’s plenty of opportunity to celebrate! It’s common for kids who are celebrating their name day to take treats to school or nursery for their classmates and teachers. This year, Middle Child requested Hello Kitty Cookies (pronounced ‘Hello Titty Tooties’, which sounds filthy) and I was happy to oblige … in the dead of night when the baby was sleeping.

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5 Healthy Breakfasts

Good morning! What are you having for breakfast today? Are you one of those people who can get by till lunch on just a cup of coffee? Or do you wake in the morning with your tummy rumbling? I’m definitely the latter – I never skip breakfast – if I did, I would certainly regret it and so would everyone else!

I used to have a bowl of cereal every morning, until it was brought to my attention just how much sugar boxed breakfast cereals contain. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a killjoy – I still occasionally let my kids choose honey rings or chocolate rice (although to be honest their favourites are Weetabix and bran flakes, if you can believe that!) But I do like to mix it up a bit and get some healthier options in there, too. Here are five of my favourites to give you inspiration this week. Continue reading