LONDON MUMMA





As I said before in my 5 Girls Early Spring Dresses I'm a lover of all things stripes, so when I was sent this BooHoo Beatrix Stripe Wide Shirt Dress to style  I was happy as clam and you should never underestimate the power of the perfect stripe!

I could never pass up a stripe no matter the weather, but a stripe is a great piece to inject in to your Spring wardrobe plus you can never go wrong with a great shirt dress, it's an absolute match made in heaven. Perfect for running errands and casual days, plus you can take it from day to night and dress it up like I did and rolled up my wide sleeves and cinched it in with a skinny belt and worn it draped by unbuttoning a few so that it fell off the shoulder giving it a more glammed up look. With the London weather not playing ball at present why not sling on a pair of jeans to keep you warm and create a total different look, be it a skinny jean or a more relaxed pair.

Have you meet a stripe you've never not liked?

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London Mumma xx

Nothing quite like a plate stacked with fluffy clouds of happiness and a cup of coffee to start off the day, especially after you've finally perfected it and your kitchen looks as if it's just been flour bombed!

With pancake day knocking on our door and trying and at times failing,at being a topnotch domestic goddess, by not making  my own pancakes and buying readymix batter and then tying to pass it off as my own and then getting caught out. I decided this year I'd make a batch of actually homemade fluffy pancakes and loaded with a few of our favourite fruits.

Ingredients

250g plain flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
2 eggs (beaten)
300ml milk
A tiny pinch of salt

Maple syrup
Strawberries
Blueberries

Directions

1. No time for messing around, we've hungry bellies to feed! So whip up all ingredients in a bowl to make your pancake batter.
2. Heat your frying pan over a medium high heat and add a knob of butter. Once melted grab your ladle or spoon and pour in your batter in to your pan.
3. Great trick to know when your homemade fluffy pancakes are ready on one side, is when they start to bubble up that's when you know they are ready to be flipped.
4. Pile up high, you should get around 12-16 fluffy crack pancakes depending on size.
5. If you have children or young siblings this is when they come in handy, decoration time! Let them go crazy and have some fun in creating the perfect pancake.

Super easy to whip up they honestly take no time at all, and I'm certainly happy to put down the ready made batter mix this year and enjoy my homemade fluffy pancakes.

Enjoy.

Happy Shrove Tuesday

What will you be topping your pancakes with?

London Mumma xx


I am in love with stripes nothing makes me happier in finding a new striped top, in different colours, styles, no matter what it is applied too that goes for my little Cha-Chi also.

No matter the weather it's a style you can wear throughout the year, be it layered or on its own.

Lusting for Spring to bloom and this crappy weather to sod off I've started to buy some dresses for Leanora that she can wear now and when spring finally decides to grace us.

The colour on this striped girls dress is such fun and is only a sign of what to come this spring for our girls and I managed to bag this Striped Cotton Dress from Cos before it flys off the rails.

I hope you liked this post, I've a so many more but it's been so cold out I don't really want to take Leanora out to shoot with me.

Until then you can shop the post and would love to hear what you think of our choices in the comments below.


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London Mumma xx



With the weather still away from warmer days and nights and blissfully dreaming of the summer months, I decided to cheer us all up with a Spanish inspired dish.

Counting down the days for when Leanora and I can chase one another in the summer sun on sandy beaches and enjoy great food and a cocktail or two for Mumma what better way to pass those days or eat are days a with a One Pot Spanish Chicken and Rice meal. 

I have jazzed it up, to with a some chorizo to give it a little extra kick and to help give it that real Spanish taste, this one pot dish takes no real effort and can have you sitting with friends and family and catching up in great company whilst is cooks away once in the oven. 

Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed

  • 1 teaspoon of all purpose seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1  green pepper chopped
  • 1 yellow pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 chorizo sliced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 cans of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegetable chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 large handfuls of frozen peas

Optional 
I had mine on my plate as Leanora is not a fan - 1 cup olives sliced

Directions
1. Pre heat your oven 185/365f/gas mark 5. Turn on your hob and heat your oil over on a medium   high heat. Clean your chicken and season with your all purpose seasoning.  Brown the chicken until golden brown 5-6 minutes on each side and then place on a tray to one side. 

2. pop in your chopped peppers and onion and cook until softened for a few minutes, don't forget to give it a good stir so that all are evenly cooked. whack in your garlic until lightly browned. Add your rice and give a good stir , add your stock, tins of chopped tomatoes, paprika, black pepper, sliced chorizo and frozen peas. Give it a good stir so all is nice mixed together. 

3. Pop your chicken on top of it all, cover you oven proof pot with its lid and place in the middle tray in the oven and leave for 45 minutes. Or until the rice has absorbed all the fragrant liquid and becomes nice and fluffy. 

4. Viola plate up serve with a nice Spanish wine for the adults, juice/water for the little people. garnish with your olives and enjoy ladies and gents. 

Do you have a dish that reminds you of the summer sun? Off any where exciting soon with friends or family?

If you whip up this dish, let me know via my Facebook or Instagram page. 

London Mumma xx




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