Is the food in your freezer more than 2 years old?

Recent research has shown that 62% of British shoppers throw frozen from fresh food out because it no longer looks appetising. A further 60% throw…

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Fondant Icing

How to stop fondant from cracking and various other icing questions answered here! When it comes to decorating a cake and making it look perfectly…

The benefits of Quorn

Quorn was launched in 1985 and is now sold in 16 countries worldwide. We are a family of vegetarians often in a hurry and the…

Bank Holiday Shopping: Picnics, Parcels, Pack Ups and Posies

I think Bank holidays are time to kick back and relax and reconnect with family and friends. I had a poorly friend who needed some…

My Perfect Coffee Moment

Perfect coffee I am a long time coffee drinker and I do like ‘good’ coffee. It is one of life’s absolute pleasures for me. I…

Amy’s Kitchen: Great food for Vegetarians

Amy’s kitchen isn’t a new brand to me. I have been a vegetarian for 31 years (yes I know…blimey !) With Amy’s kitchen all the…

Review: Carte Noire Collection Espresso capsules

First thing in the morning whilst the children sleep I sneak downstairs for a peaceful coffee to wake me up and welcome in the day.…

Supporting Stress through Nutrition

As a society of time poor individuals, we tend to use the term “stress” both fleetingly and frequently. Most of us seemingly accept that we…

Protecting Your Child’s Health

If you’re a parent, your child’s health will be of paramount importance to you. Children need to eat a balanced diet and take a certain…

What are your favourite sweets?

As a kid there was nothing I liked more than buying sweeties from the newsagents in little 10p bags. I would always choose a toffee,…

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Today – Celebrating Chinese New year My children had been learning  about Chinese New Year at school so I was delighted to host a Chinese…

Recipe on a Budget: Bread Pudding

The very lovely Emma at Hertfordshire Mummy is sharing her frugal recipe with us this week over at Family Budgeting. Makes me think of my…

Spiced pumpkin & coconut casserole

Waitrose have asked me to share this wondeful recipe  for using up those pumpkins! Let me know how you get on with it…. Preparation time:…

Baked Pumpkin Gratin with Rosemary & Goat’s Cheese

Don’t waste those pumpkins once you have done the carving, scoop out the flesh and have a go at this….- Serves 4 Prepare 15 mins…