It’s no secret that I love good food but creating and sharing recipes is, sadly, something I don’t often have time to do. Before Luisa was born I was absolutely the Chef in residence but adding a new baby into the mix meant Matt had to step up to the plate. Quick note – I won’t apologise for massive overuse of puns. It’s not that Matt wasn’t a good cook, he was just a bit slow and lacked creativity. Well, that’s all changed now, with Luisa demanding most of my time – particularly in the late afternoon Matt is well…

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Anyone else willing to admit they’re at least 40% chocolate? I’m utterly addicted to the stuff. It doesn’t even need to be fancy, if it’s chocolate i’ll scoff it. Don’t get me wrong I love a posh bar of Montezuma as much as the next girl but I’m just as happy with a multi pack of freddos.     Obviously this love affair has certain drawbacks. For example my skin is rubbish and I’m at least 3 stone heavier than I’d like to be. If you’ve read my blog for a while you’ll know i’m trying to be a bit…

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I don’t know about you but I don’t need an excuse to eat pancakes. I won’t be held ransom by the calendar – I’m a maverick! That being said, loading up on carby sugary goodness on a regular basis probably isn’t the best idea. With that in mind this Pancake Tuesday I’m sharing a couple of recipes, some are totally decadent and some are healthier ways to enjoy one of my favourite breakfast treats.   Before you dive headfirst into a bowl of maple syrup I have a few tips, tricks and product recommendations. You want to start out with quality kit…

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Luisa might be a long way off starting school but September still means a return to routine for us. The l.o.n.g summer is drawing to a close and that means all our little clubs and groups will be starting back very soon. Don’t get me wrong I’ve had a lovely summer but it can really drag when your other half is at work 8 hours a day and you’ve no real respite. I can’t wait to get back into our little routine of baby clubs and swimming classes. The chance to enjoy at least half a cup of tea whilst…

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We’ve all been there – meandering around town, peckish, with time to spare and delusions of grandeur. You start looking for somewhere to lunch or brunch and then you remember your clammy little sidekick with no table manners. Well that’s that then, off to a popular family friendly chain for canteen style food. Or is it? I am absolutely not about to spend my time or money in a below par establishment just because I have a baby in tow. By and large I’ve kept going to the same places I’ve always favoured. That being said, not all eateries are as…

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Today I have a bit of a different post for you, I’m joining in an A-Z cooking with kids bloghop organised by Becky from 3 Princesses 1 Dude. Head over to her blog to find a different recipe you can make with your kids for each letter of the alphabet.   Houmous, Hummus whatever you want to call it it’s delicious. A tasty chickpea dip originating from Levantine cuisine. It’s an absolute staple in the middle east, mediterranean and in every good mummy’s Ocado order.   Aside from the fact that its really tasty there are a lot of other reasons…

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As you’ll know if you’ve been hanging around here for a while Luisa and I are part of the HiPP Organic Wean Team. One of the perks of this gig is finding out about and trying new products before they hit the shelves. On 1st June HiPP Organic will have a new line of porridge pouches on sale exclusively in Tesco, they’ll be available in Waitrose from June 13th. The porridge pouches are suitable from 6 months and come in 3 flavours; Pear, Apple & Apricot; Apple & Peach and Fruity Porridge.     As I said we’ve had the…

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As I said in a recent post I took it upon myself to make Luisa’s first birthday cake. If you follow me on social media at all you might have seen that my baking journey was a bit of rollercoaster but we got there in the end. If you’re a baking novice like me I can’t say I’d advise making a birthday cake especially not a first birthday cake! Honestly it would have been easier and more enjoyable to buy a plain cake and decorate it myself. There’s a good reason that cake making is an actual job.   Anyway I…

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A few weeks ago Matt & I were offered the chance to try a new product from Freida’s Pantry, we were sent samples of the Super Charged Food Bar to put to the test. As new parents we’re really busy and don’t always have time for a proper breakfast so we were both keen to try out something to help us have a healthier start to the day. Freida’s Pantry is a crew of awesome Mums dedicated to making snacks that serve a real purpose. They are already well known for their breastfeeding support bars ‘Feeding Food’ that get rave…

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