It's officially spring! I don't know how you guys feel but for us 2014 is flying by at record speed. Work seems to be keeping us busier than ever, Max is now 3.5 and when I'm not at work he finds plenty of ways to keep me occupied - including convincing me getting a puppy was a great idea! If you are a long time reader you'll know that Mel's wedding will be coming up in the new year, she's also taken on some post grad study – I have no idea where she is finding the time but she is and I’m super proud of her. I did plenty of baking over August for a range of events, including organising a bake sale for Cure Kids Red Nose Day at school, but, due to time constraints had to stick to tried and true recipes instead of experimenting with anything new. I am itching to put something new together to share with you all, I just have to figure out what. I'm sure that like me many of you are itching to get into the kitchen so I have some 'springsperation' from BMTB and our friends at Food TV.
If inspiration still hasn't struck you can check out BMTB on Pinterest, Food TV also have a whole board dedicated to spring inspired recipes. If Pinterest isn't your thing there are always new series from some of our favourite faces:
How to Cook Like Heston: Mondays, 7.30pm, from 1 September
Heston Blumenthal takes off his chef whites and steps into a domestic kitchen to show us just how he works his culinary magic.
After years of passionately seeking culinary perfection, Heston Blumenthal demonstrates not just how to cook, but why certain things do or don’t work, as he dispels some of the myths inherited from our mother’s kitchen.
Britain's most visionary chef delivers meticulously tested tips and techniques to help viewers transform their dinners from bog standard to reliably brilliant without even breaking a sweat.
Each episode concentrates on one everyday ingredient - eggs, chicken, beef, chocolate, cheese and the humble potato - and features recipes for big favourites such as roast chicken, the perfect steak, and how to pull off the ultimate chocolate cake.
The series is packed with straightforward advice, while special cameras show what actually happens to food as it hits the pan or roasts in the oven.\
Donna Hay Fast, Fresh, Simple: Wednesdays, 8pm, from 3 September
Donna Hay is Australia's best-selling cookbook author and home cooking icon.
In Donna Hay fast, fresh, simple she shows us how to use some of her repertoire of short-cuts and tricks of the trade to achieve her signature style and easy to prepare meals that really do look as good as they taste.