On Cutting Back on Caffeine

Around about Christmas time, I decided to cut back on coffee. Not so much ‘caffeine is bad’, demonising or complete exclusion, and more ‘all things in moderation’, ‘let’s try this for a while’ and curiosity about whether any benefits could be gained.  I had been suffering quite badly with the effects of autoimmune illness and to be…

Read More

No Bake Christmas Pudding Biscuits

It’s the day of the school Christmas fayre, the cubs party or the local Christmas coffee morning and you realise that in amongst the hundreds of reminders you’ve accumulated since the beginning of December, you’ve forgotten you should have been baking. Sound familiar? Well, never fear, help is on hand in the form of these…

Read More

Easy Cake Ideas for Non Baking Parents

If like me, you were enjoying The Great British Bake Off this season, you might now be inspired to try your hand at a bit of caking. And if like me, you’ve never been much of a baker, you might be grateful for a few easy ideas to get you started. ‘Getting ideas’ was the…

Read More

Growing Your Own Vegetables: Things I Learned from our first Kitchen Garden Experiment

Earlier this year, I decided to have a go at growing my own fruit and vegetables. It’s something I’d thought about trying for a while after seeing some of my more green fingered friends’ successes with giant courgettes and juicy strawberries. Spurred on by a bargain buy mini poly-house in my local supermarket, I set…

Read More

My Two Favourite Breakfasts

I’m not one of those people who really enjoys getting out of bed in the morning, and can normally be found stumbling around bleary eyed at 6.45am, trying to get my contact lenses in and wishing I could go back to sleep for another hour (or two). Thankfully, though, I like eating almost as much…

Read More