Post-Halloween Recipes

Here we have a few of the treats we had with all that lovely pumpkin post-Halloween…

And because we always have quinoa in our weekly menu…

omelette de quinoa con calabaza

quinoa pumpkin frittata

A half cake half flan, flancake aka ‘The impossible’ made with pumpkin, cocoa and vanilla custard. I simply *tweaked this recipe adding 1 cup of grated/finely chopped pumpkin to the cake mixture.

This is very much fun to make with the children as you have to make dough for the cake and then the flan separately. Next, you pour the cake mixture into the baking tin and the custard mixture on top. When cooked the children will then see that the cake mixture will be then on top of the flan!

You can then flip over a serving dish and they can go back to where you had started…

Pumpkin Custard cake

Pumpkin flan cake

pumpkin custard cake

pumpkin impossible

*I have baked this cake other times using Gluten Free flour, jaggery caramel instead of cajeta, omitted the nuts, and even changing the philadelphia cheese for greek yogurt and let me tell you it is still totally delicious!

*You can also change the pumpkin for carrot or beetroot!

We tried a polenta pizza from this recipe and it also went down well.

pizza de polenta

pumpkin polenta pizza

All you do is add pumpkin to the veggie sauce or scatter it grated on top or just below / above the cheese. Mmmm!

And what about you? How did you use your pumpkin leftovers?

Happy cooking, happy baking!

Nancy x

From October to November…


So, 3 new gadgets and a year later… Here I am, back to ‘business’.

It’s been quite a busy year I must admit, but loving what I do. loving my children, my clients, my family, my friends and in general everything surrounding my life. I feel so blessed to live constantly in a happy state and to be able to pass that happiness around my dearest friends. 🙂

A lot has changed since I started blogging and so this will have to be reflected in the upcoming months while I get used to posting, scheduling, re-scheduling and organising myself to make this writing a habit once more.

Good news is; I am able to work now with my mac book, ipad and iphone, the 3 most practical and productive gadgets (if not sucked into pinterest or facebook) around here 😉 and it’s been great since I can now work on my paperwork from wherever suits me best at ANY time. Since having a better system in place now I can proudly say I’m managing my life and neverending rush of ideas, well, better 🙂

Amongst the many thoughts and ideas that go in and out of my head, I’ve been forever working on a very special project.

It is special because in a way it came from my own need. Yes, firstly for myself and my family, but I think it will also be of great help for other families in my situation (linguistically talking). So far I can only tell you that it is something to do with our home language: Spanish, and so, with our bilingual world 🙂

In the meantime and while this project is up and running, I will update you with what we have been doing at ‘my hive’…

and some images from pinterest for what I would like to do next October and simply to keep in these files for future reference:

recycled project pumpkin

recycled project pumpkin

pumpkin crafts from pinterest

pumpkin crafts from pinterest

Happy halloween,

Feliz Dia de Muertos,

Nancy x