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Review: New Annabel Karmel Toddler Recipe Book

There is a new Annabel Karmel recipe book being released 20 June, perfect for those who need some help a few minutes before you should have dinner on the table. I definitely fall into this category. This book is brilliant for me – it contains quick and simple recipes that even a kitchen-phobe like me can follow, and the ingredients used are all on my normal shop anyway! None of this nonsense you find in other recipe books that claim your store cupboard should contain the most wacky specialist ingredients that you haven’t heard of.

Annabel Karmel's Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes is out on 20th June '13

Annabel Karmel’s Quick and Easy Toddler Recipes is out on 20th June ’13 (RRP £9.99)

This book contains real, healthy recipes, that you are going to make often. I’ve been using this book for about a month now, and have made a good selection of the recipes. It contains breakfast ideas, lunch, dinner and snacks. Henry is turning into a bit of a picky eater, but he loved the things in this book. His favourite was the blueberry pancakes, but everything else I made also went down a treat. I highly recommend this recipe book if, like me, you need a reminder of just how many different things you can make from the ingredients in your cupboard.

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Capturing those moments

I always considered myself lucky that I never had to find a photographer to document my son in the early days, and as he grows. I have albums full of photos that I am very happy with thanks to a brilliant photographer, Gareth Slade, that we just happened to know.

I am very much looking forward to our wedding too, where he will also be in charge of documenting our big day. I must admit, it is nice to not have to worry about it at all! Photographs of our wedding will be blogged here in a couple of months!

He took the beautiful shots of our family you can see here.

And the photo collage below is one of my favourites. It’s amazing to see how much he’s grown. I highly recommend contacting Gareth for your own family portraits!

© 2013 GarethSlade.co.uk

© 2013 GarethSlade.co.uk

 

*Please note: I have not been given any sort of payment to write this blog post. I have written this recommendation because I feel it is relevant to the blog & to my readers.

 

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Most loved toys

Henry has a lot of toys.

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This photo shows only a small selection -the rest are piled up in his room. I rarely buy him toys as he gets so much from all the family and friends who love him. The pirate ship (Little People, Fisher Price) in the foreground however, that was from me, for Christmas. And I’m pleased to say it is one of his most loved toys.

Little boys and pirate ships. It plays sea-shanty type songs, and he sways to it. He pushes it around the living room on it’s hidden wheels, and puts the little pirate in the hammock and pretends the little man is going to sleep.

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And if I recall the purchase from as long ago as three months, it wasn’t too unreasonable. From Argos, I believe it was around £30-£35. A bargain considering how much use and fun imaginative play it has created.