Twice Baked

That whole bake with your kids thing? Lovely in theory, carnage in practice in my experience. Last week we spent an evening making cupcakes for a friend’s charity cake sale at school. Once the cakes were made, Middle Boy and Youngest Girl set about decorating them with everything they could find in the the cupboard. Silver balls, mini-marshmallows, sprinkles, edible glitter, the works. Anyway, turns out I was a week early. Had to do it all over again. Only this time, because I only remembered at the last minute, it was late at night when the kids were in bed and I had a glass of wine in hand. Carnage in theory, lovely in practice.

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Current white in the fridge: The Ned Pinot Grigio

Price: £9.45 - Buy From Waitrose

Technically a white wine but when you pour it into the glass, you’ll see it’s actually very light pink. That’s because the skin of the grape has got a bit of colour to it so the juice, when left in contact with the skins once the grapes have been crushed, takes on a pinkish hue. And as for the wine, it smells faintly of rose petals and tastes of pear and nectarine. Refreshingly different. Love it.

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Current red in the rack: Villa Maria Pinot Noir

Price: £9.00 - Buy From Asda

Another Pinot from New Zealand but this time Noir rather than Gris. Made by one of the country’s best known producers, this is one to reach for when you’re in the mood for a medium-bodied rather than full on black fruit loaded beast. Ripe with juicy cherry and raspberry fruits, it goes brilliantly with fish pie. Oh, and great for a spot of late night baking.

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  • 7 years ago

    I give you full marks for trying though!

    • Helen McGinn
      7 years ago

      Thanks, me darlin! Gotta keep on and all that x

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