I was on the phone when my daughter got home from school on Friday. While I was talking I was absent-mindedly looking at the small razor cuts which my fingers had sustained from cutting out stencils earlier. The look of excitement and anticipation on my daughter’s face made me smile. As I waved her past [...]
When we stayed in Ibiza this Summer, our friends introduced us to a lovely local cafe which made traditional Ibicencan food. We delighted in lamb casseroles, chicken wings, tortillas and ribs and let’s not forget the bakery. I’ve never liked ribs but these were something else and my daughter became an instant, carnivorous fan. Needless [...]
Fancy winning a weekend trip for two to Lesley Waters’ cooking school in Dorset? All you have to do is create a whole grain recipe using selected Nestle cereals – they are easy to find, just look for the green banner. I’m supporting Team Whole Grain as I believe it’s a great campaign to get [...]
I’m on the frontline of parenting. I’m a Mum who understands the issues around food and nutrition, not a journalist on a deadline who is looking for a headline. Is it lazy PR to send me a press release meant for a print writer or is it failure to understand the mindset of a blogger? Even worse, is it spam?
Yep, you read that right, I laughed out loud after reading this post from psychobabble on how Mummy bloggers are so competitive and snarky and bitchy and well, just like gals really, that they believe their own kids shit glitter and write about all manner of other non-sisterhood related sinfulness including, get this, SUCCESS! CAREERS! [...]
If letting children loose in the kitchen is your idea of a nightmare, you need to think again. Helping them to make dishes for themselves is a great way to spend time together and makes mealtime much more interesting. It’s also a really important life skill and I’m always grateful to my Mother for teaching me the basics of cooking (even though I can never look a rock bun in the face again!).
It’s not often you get to spend the morning with a room full of celebrity chefs and nutritionists who are all geared towards helping children eat better. In fact it’s a luxury I could not turn down. Frazzled and bombarded by daily media outcries about obese Britain, us Mums can’t do right for doing wrong [...]
Ladies and gents, if your Easter Sunday gets too much don’t worry. When everyone hits the chocolate high from too many eggs, you may start to feel the exasperation of being chained to the kitchen and that irksome feeling when the champagne runs dry. Fear not, just remember this clip from Women on the Verge of A Nervous Breakdown.