GBBO week 3 – double chocolate and cinnamon Chelsea buns

Bread week is never one of my favourites on the Great British Bake Off, as I always have trouble getting my dough to rise when I make anything which has yeast in it. But greed prevailed, and I got a craving for chocolate Chelsea buns (replacing that boring dried fruit with chocolate), so came up […]

My #PerfectPorridge with Flahavan’s Irish Organic Porridge oats

I do love a nice bowl of porridge in the morning. It’s quick to make, warming, lines your tummy and is generally a healthy start to the day. So when Flahavan’s, the porridge people, contacted me to ask if I would create three ‘perfect porridge’ recipes for them if they sent me a few goodies, […]

Foodie penpals – February 2014

It’s that time of month again for foodie penpals, and I was a bit concerned that I might not receive my parcel this month, but the package from Emma at Food and Drink Glasgow arrived just in the nick of time this afternoon. As usual, I told my penpal that apart from mushrooms, rocket and […]

Is little and often really the way to go?

Last week was my first attempt to curb my evening chocolate snacking by eating little and often throughout the day. Usually I eat my weekday breakfast (porridge made with skimmed milk, mixed with a grated apple and cinnamon) before 8am, and then don’t eat again until 1pm when I have my packed lunch (soup with […]