Food

My Food category contains recipes, food ideas, food reviews, some restaurant reviews too. I love to use the slow cooker, as well as creating meals from scratch.

Food: Best Wines to Serve with Christmas Meats

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat… But is your wine cellar bursting with wine to drink with your lovely plump goose (or duck, or turkey)? Christmas is the time to push the boat out and serve those wines you’ve been saving ‘for a special occasion’ or failing that hunt down some gems from your favourite wine merchant. Online…

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Festive gifts for Wine and Gin lovers!

Christmas is approaching, and like many people, you may have a feeling of rising panic that starts to mount when you think of present buying. What about all those people you need to buy for and how are you going to get them something different and unique this year? Don’t resort to vouchers again. Go old-school and get a really thoughtful…

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Gourmet Tea from Adagio Teas & Giveaway!

Over the past month I have been slowly and steadily making my way through the amazing selection of loose leaf teas from Adagio Teas, where tea blending is almost and art and every blend is carefully created to produce the perfect cup every time. I was sent quite the selection, and it felt like Christmas had come early! If you’ve…

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6 Facts you didn’t know about Tea and the best way to …

Tea is an enormously popular drink around the world. I drink cups and cups per day, from breakfast tea to a variety of herbal teas! But if you count yourself as a tea lover, you might be surprised by some of the little known facts about the drink. Here are six things about probably didn’t know about tea, and a…

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Sunday Scrapbook – Wallpapering & Toby Carvery

We’ve had a really busy week, and I’m sitting down to write with a cup of tea this after strolling round the car boot sale for three hours this morning, and before we head out for a picnic at Nymans Gardens this afternoon! We’ve redecorated the living room this week (including our first foray into wallpapering!) plus we’ve sort of…

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Food: 14 Kitchen Gadgets to make Cooking Fun

The best way to eat healthier and teach your kids about the healthy eating is to make cooking healthy, homemade meals simple but fun. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent kitchen gadgets that can help you with that, here are 14 kitchen gadgets to try…   Instant Pot If you want to be able to cook up healthy wholesome…

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Food: Mother’s Day Brunch at Côte Brasserie

Brunch is not something I partake in regularly, as I have two small children who wake up at the crack of dawn, so I am always hungry by 8am if not earlier. However when I do get the opportunity to enjoy brunch I will always try and make it work! So for that reason this morning I packed the kids…

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Change4Life Food Scanner: Making better food choices

One of my biggest parenting challenges is around food; snacking on the wrong things, not getting a balanced diet, and being unwilling to try new things. Literally every dinner time is a cause of stress for me in one way or another. My meal plans are boring and uninspiring (well, to me anyway- the kids seem perfectly happy with the…

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