Looking for some packed lunch inspiration? Fed up with flinging together a marmite sandwich, packet of crisps and cereal bar? Me too. That's why I'm always trying out new portable food that kids will love and hopefully devour. It's an experiment a lot of the time. My kids love these lentil and carrot patties. I … Continue reading Kids packed lunch ideas : lentil and carrot patties
I've been getting a bit bored of cereal in the mornings and so I've been trying some other options to ring the changes ... These muffins are packed with good stuff and nutritious especially with a homemade smoothie or a glass of milk. Also great for breakfast on the go, e.g. If rushing off to … Continue reading Breakfast muffins
These sparks discount events seem to come around quickly, my local Marks and Spencer's was heaving this weekend with shoppers eager to cash in on 20% off clothes, beauty and home. I popped in with a friend of mine (I was her enabler) to pick out our edit of the best pieces in store... This … Continue reading Marks and Spencer’s sparks event November 2017 : an edit of the pieces I love
I do believe that it's beneficial to get the kids involved in making the food that they eat. Having food dished up in front of them that they have had no part in helping to prepare is off putting, I feel the same way about food that is already plated up, my kids much prefer … Continue reading Hidden spinach balls and pasta : food for kids to make
Just a quick post today to share with you another idea for kids lunchboxes. Sesame noodles with tofu. Cook some wholewheat rice noodles, meanwhile chop carrot batons and thin slivers of red pepper, whatever takes your fancy (or have in), mange tout works well in this dish. Lightly stir fry veg and chunks of firm … Continue reading Kids lunchbox ideas: sesame noodles and tofu
The Wheatsheaf is situated just short drive north of Henfield, West Sussex, approx 12 miles northwest of Brighton making it an ideal escape from the bustle of the city, and, with plenty of options for walking in the surrounding area it would be an ideal weekend destination. This rather ordinary looking pub is undoubtedly a … Continue reading The Wheatsheaf, Henfield. A country pub with a critically acclaimed chef.
One of my favourite celebrity chefs and restauranteurs, Antonio Carluccio passed away last week, age 80. I have some of his cookery books and I have eaten at the Carluccio chain of restaurants a few times. I am a fan of Italian food, although I have struggled to recreate his wonderful dishes at home mainly … Continue reading Umbrian lentil and homemade sausage stew