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. […]

Coriander Queen’s chicken ramen 

When you regularly read someone else’s blog, you begin to feel like you know that person. Isabella King’s Coriander Queen blog was one which I followed avidly, struck by the charm of her writing and beauty of her profile picture, not to mention the delicious sounding recipes, illustrated with tempting photographs. I was lucky enough […]

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 […]

Weeks 24 & 25 – birthday binging in style

My few regular fans (hi Mum!) may have noticed that I missed last week’s meal plan. This is because I was in no position to type: I was either eating, in a stupor recovering from eating, or listening to live music (whilst eating). Annoyingly I also had to fit in the usual work-related tasks which […]

Week 7 – out for dinner, making chocolate, and some continental treats

Well, I am going to be in the UK all of this week, but I have quite a few things planned, including a couple of lovely meals out with friends. I’ll be out on Tuesday night with Emma at Trullo restaurant in Highbury (I can never resist checking out the menu, and the pork chop […]

Week 4 – converting the French to British food

Who says the French don’t like British food eh? I have yet to meet a French person who hasn’t wanted to try some of our traditional British dishes, although I admit I was dubious about the success of my menu for last Wednesday night: Haggis, neeps and tatties to taste Welsh rarebit Toad in the hole […]

Not quite Christmas dinner

When Andrew’s parents came to visit from Wales recently, we thought it would be nice to have a pretend Christmas dinner with a three course meal, crackers and wine. I don’t like turkey at the best of times though, and so chose chicken as our meat of choice for the dinner. What we had was […]

Creamy chicken orzo and mini victoria sponges

When I recently visited my lovely friend Charlotte (recently a new mum to the beautiful Henry, and one of my Alphabet Adventures buddies), her mum Jill made us a gorgeous dinner of creamy orzo pasta with chicken, followed by a lemon fudge cheesecake. Jo, the third in our AA trio, was also there and we had a […]

Meal planning Monday – 9 June 2014

Good news and bad news from last week. The good news was that Team AXA won the Macmillan Cancer Support House of Lords v Commons tug of war. It was a lot harder than I had anticipated but the adrenaline rush was fantastic when we won (either that or the effect of the champagne – […]