Week 11-17 2017 – time flies when you’re having fun

Wow, my plan to write two or three blog posts every week has failed miserably. I blame the baby, but to be fair on Ioan we have been out and about so much lately, it seems like I never have time to write a new post. But, it won’t be long now before I return […]

Week 7 2017 – fondue at Edith’s House, Crouch End (review)

The area of North London I live in is pretty much perfect for life as a mother: full of baby-friendly cafes, restaurants and parks. When I don’t have anything particular planned and it is a dry day, I pack Ioan up in his pram and head out to Muswell Hill or Crouch End for a […]

Week 6 2017 – my (baby’s) body is a temple

With a freezer full of pureed meals for Ioan, in the last week I started trying him on blitzed versions of mine and Andrew’s food as well. Unfortunately this was met with limited success as Ioan had a nasty cold and sore throat (which he is just recovering from) so wouldn’t eat his solids and […]

Cookbook challenge – Anthony Bourdain: roast chicken with lemon and butter

Andrew and I love Anthony Bourdain. His TV shows are a perfect mix of travel and cooking, so that they appeal to us both, and although I don’t think he’s the kind of person I’d want to know (man, he’s scary), he is entertaining, witty, and writes a great book. His latest book is ‘Appetites: […]

Week 4 2017 – an anniversary in the Welsh sunshine

On 25 January, Andrew and I celebrate 21 years as a couple. I think I can safely say that the last 6 months has been the most exceptional of that time considering the arrival of little Ioan. It’s he who I blame for my poor organisation in planning our celebratory weekend away, which was supposed […]

Week 2 2017 – time to stop eating chocolate

Andrew returns to work tomorrow after our Christmas break, and I have taken this date to be my annual return to eating healthily. There was no point in trying to be good whilst Andrew was off, as considered all food to be fair game as he was still celebrating Christmas, and I have no willpower […]

Week 51 – Christmas menu

Next Sunday, I am hoping that little Ioan will be fast asleep after celebrating his first Christmas, and I will be nursing a Baileys and eating Ferrero Rochers whilst watching some nonsense on the telly. The turkey and Ocado shop has been ordered, the presents are wrapped, the tree is looking beautiful and the cake […]

Festive feasts

In the past I have made homemade food hampers for Christmas gifts, but it’s been a bit tough this year what with looking after my little baby – who prefers my attention to be on him rather than the stove. I have managed to make a couple of bits and pieces though (I cannot resist) […]

Alphabet Adventures – L is for Lebanese

Yes, we’re back, with another Alphabet Adventure!  It was hard enough for us to meet up when we were all just working, but adding kids into the equation for two of us means there is an additional layer of complexity when trying to find a suitable time to meet up. But we finally managed to […]