Week 19 – the hungry games

I know that I have been eating a lot lately, but put that down to an increased appetite from breastfeeding, and no will control due to chronic lack of sleep (thanks Ioan). But only by trying to restrict my food intake have I realised how many snacks and treats I have been putting away, and […]

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) […]

Week 43 – amazing roast beef and Laguiole carving set

Many years ago, Andrew went out shopping to buy me a birthday present in his lunch break, and when he returned to the office his colleagues were eager to know what he had bought me. It was a frying pan. They were horrified, but Andrew explained I would be delighted with it, as it would […]

Week 36 – trying to meal plan again

Our little bundle of joy was four weeks old yesterday – I can’t believe that in four short weeks our world has completely turned upside down (and I can’t believe that I am still alive on so little sleep!). As a self-confessed control freak, I do find the  lack of structure a challenge, but want to embrace […]

Week 13 – eating my way around the Cotswolds

Our good friends Niasha and Jigi returned from Sri Lanka for a short trip back to the UK with their baby Georgie last week, so along with other friends Jo (from Alphabet Adventures) and Billy, we staged a reunion. The last time we saw eachother was 2 years ago when Jo, Billy, Andrew and I […]

Week 11 – lunch and dinner thanks to Hungry Healthy Happy

I think I have mentioned a few times that one of the things which has most helped me improve my blog (in my view at least, you may disagree), is the support and advice of a community of bloggers. Originally connecting through Facebook, many of us have now met in real life, attending events and […]

Week 1 2016 – playing with my new toy: a KitchenAid Cook Processor

Andrew bought me a KitchenAid Cook Processor for Christmas, another almond cream beauty to add to my KitchenAid collection. I’d never heard of it before, but the Cook Processor is essentially an all in one preparation and cooking gadget with pre-programmed options to allow even a kitchen novice (ie Andrew) to cook a slap up […]

Week 52 – leftovers, leftovers and more leftovers

I love Christmas but I am not a massive fan of leftovers, as I don’t enjoy eating the same thing over and  over again. However, it is impossible for me (regardless of Christmas) to under-cater, so I always end up with leftovers. As I hate wasting food, I have to eat everything, but it often means […]

Round-up: November no waste food challenge

I am sure Elizabeth from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary has started to regret inviting me to host last month’s no waste food challenge. I have been a pretty poor host, having only just got around to sharing the lovely recipes people added to my original link up (which you can read here). I blame my current […]