Fast days and feast days

Last month, I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Elly Curshen‘s new 5:2 cookbook, Fast Days and Feast Days. Elly, who runs the Pear Cafe in Bristol, is an advocate of 5:2 eating – where you eat normally for 5 days and ‘fast’ for 2 days each week. On the fast days, you Read More…

Raspberry and white chocolate ice cream

If you’re lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, the chances are that you already know the sheer joy of proper homemade ice cream. It’s so much better than regular supermarket stuff – the creamy texture is far better and you don’t have any of the questionable preservatives involved with factory made stuff. It’s Read More…

A long weekend in Iceland – some tips!

My husband and I have just come back from a long weekend in Iceland, which was absolutely brilliant! We wrote up some tips for a friend who’s going along later in the year, so I thought they might be worth sharing with you all in case you’re planning to go! Hit me up if you have Read More…

13 things I learned while planning a wedding

Let me begin with the disclaimer that I am by no means a wedding expert. The only thing that qualifies me to write this (ridiculously long) post is that I got married a few months ago and I learned a few things along the way. A wedding is an intensely personal experience – and in Read More…

Tenderstem cheese

I ate a lot of cauliflower cheese when I was a kid – it was a real family favourite! It’s ideal comfort food – sort of healthy as it’s veggies, sort of not-very-healthy since it’s creamy and cheesy. Either way, I’m a great believer in moderation so it’s a delicious side dish (or a main Read More…

Stocking fillers for 2015

‘Twas the week before Christmas and all through the land, there were people whose gifting was all but unplanned… I’ve finally got round to writing my Christmas gift guide and this year I’ve chosen just a small handful of stocking fillers. There’s still time to find some lovely gifts for your friends, family, and colleagues! Read More…

Review: Encona’s new chilli sauces

What: Peruvian Amarillo Chilli Sauce and Mexican Smokey Jalapeno Sauce Who: Encona Where: all good supermarkets How much: Encona Peruvian Amarillo Chilli Sauce (142 ml) – £1.39 Encona Mexican Smokey Jalapeno Sauce (285 ml) – £1.99 The lovely people who make that sweet chilli sauce you all like have come out with some brand new chilli sauces Read More…

Review: Medihoney skincare

What: Medihoney Skinsensitive and Medihoney Wound Gel Where: you can buy in some health stores or online How much: £8.99 and £9.99 respectively The purported benefits of Manuka honey are well documented – it’s often described as a superfood. It’s supposed anti bacterial properties mean it has a range of uses, and in New Zealand Read More…

Review: John Torode’s My Kind of Food

What: new cookbook, My Kind of Food, featuring recipes covering everything from brunches to quick meals to ‘leave overnight’ meals and more Who: Masterchef’s John Torode Where: available on Amazon (on sale at the moment – October 2015) How much: £6.99 at the moment, RRP £25 Masterchef fans rejoice – you can now buy John Torode’s Read More…