Ioan’s chicken and vegetable soup (new Froothie UK recipe)

There are very few things that Ioan won’t eat (so far) but he is only little, so his portions are quite demoralisingly small when I lovingly preparing batches of healthy and nutritious food. Recently we had friends over for lunch, and so I roasted a couple of chickens to have with new potatoes and homemade coleslaw. […]

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 […]

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: […]

Working with Froothie to #Jumpstart17

This post contains affiliate links I do love a piece of kitchen gadgetry, but having the money and room for lots of pieces of kit means I cannot indulge in new toys as much as I would like. Andrew usually treats me to gifts for the kitchen for Christmas and birthdays, because he knows that […]

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 […]

Week 41 – Asia to Columbia on a plate

Looking back on my week’s photos, I can see between the thousands of pictures of Ioan that most of our food has been Asian inspired this week, with a little pop across to Colombia for lunch with the girls. First up was a prawn stirfry for meat-free Monday – although I normally like to avoid […]

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent (review)

To celebrate my 40th birthday, you may recall that we spent a few days at the Fisherman’s cottages in Whitstable. Andrew’s friend Emma had suggested that we visit The Sportsman pub in nearby Seasalter for a celebratory dinner, so I emailed them to make a reservation the week before we were due to visit. I […]

Alphabet Adventures – K is for Korean

When Jo, Charlotte and I started Alphabet Adventures there were no marriages or kids in our little triumvirate. Life has changed considerably in the last couple of years, and we’re taking bets that hopefully we’ll reach ‘Z’ by the time Henry, Charlotte’s eldest, starts university! So we’re up to K now, and decided on a […]