Week 2 2021 meal plan – and home school horrors

Working from home with a four year old Well it was never going to be easy, was it? But I won’t complain (too much) as the companies we work for are being very understanding, allowing us the flexibility to work and look after Ioan, and that’s not the case for everyone. Ioan is thoroughly enjoying […]

Week 1 2021 meal plan – and the school of mum and dad

Saying goodbye to the remnants of 2020 The decorations have come down, the Christmas bedding has gone into the wash, and the fridge is full of bits and pieces of yummy food (or ignored fruits and vegetables) which need to be used up. But as we move into week 1 2021, whilst I am pleased […]

Three ingredient easy cheesy pasta for kids – new recipe

I say this three ingredient easy cheesy pasta is for kids, but it’s very tasty so perfectly suitable for adults too. The pasta has a rich cheese sauce made directly in the saucepan you have cooked your pasta in, meaning less washing up … always a bonus in my house. What are the three ingredients? […]

Beef and beer stew – new recipe

Beef and beer stew Beef and beer. Beer and beef. Two of Andrew’s favourite things, apart from me and Ioan, obviously. I think … so what could be wrong with beef cooked in beer? Nothing, I don’t think. Especially when it is cooked low and slow into this delicious beef and beer stew. Tender beef […]

The simplest curry – new recipe

The simplest curry, your way Chicken curry? Beef curry? Fish curry? Vegetable curry? Thai green, yellow or Massaman? This is the easiest curry you will ever make, with just a few ingredients you no doubt have in your house. In your mind to in your tummy within 30 minutes flat. Perfect for a mid-week meal […]

Cookbook challenge – From the markets of Tuscany: Savoy cabbage with sausage – new recipe

Savoy cabbage with sausage This Savoy cabbage with sausage recipe is straight out of Tuscany, and Tuscany has a special place in my heart. Last year, we went on an amazing holiday to Tuscany, and stayed in a gorgeous villa with our friends and their kids. I have been on holiday with few friends, but […]

Life in lockdown: a food diary – April 2020

When you are someone, like me, who always thinks about food, and you find yourself in a situation where you are in much closer proximity to the fridge than you would normally be on a working day … it’s a challenge to stay out of there. When you are, like me, always thinking about your […]