Not Tupperware

Recently I helped a dear friend move house. It wasn’t under easy circumstances, her husband had just been involved in a horrific traffic accident and was in hospital so she was trying to do it all on her own. Two weeks before Christmas. With a baby. Not. Fun. Times. Anyway I ended up taking some…

Afternoon Tea

I love Afternoon Tea. I love the weeny crustless sandwiches and the scones with clotted cream and jam. I like the dinky pastries and miniature cakes. I like that I can drink an entire teapot’s worth of tea and nobody lectures you about caffeine. They positively encourage it! So I was delighted to skip off…

Cook

I’ve made a massive mistake. As I sit here, in the sweltering heat in the driveway of my daughter’s Maths tutor, I am trying to think if I have anything I can throw together for dinner tonight. I know I haven’t defrosted anything (forgot) and I can’t remember what we have or don’t have because…

Costco.

For those that don’t know, Costco is an American wholesaler. They sell to trade (obviously) but also to members of the public if you meet the requirements for their membership. My father is a retired banker (a job that is on the approved list) and I am an add-on to his membership.  Costco is probably…

Pukka

I knew Pukka did teas, I didn’t know they did capsule/powder supplements. But they do and I must confess I am rather tempted. It’s well known that supplements in powder form are more easily absorbed by the body than tablets. The crucial thing about supplements in capsule/tablet form is that you take them with food….

Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies

I’m always in two minds about whether I should put “Gluten Free” in the title of my gf recipe posts. I find that people who don’t adhere to a gluten free diet avoid them which is silly because I’d never post anything that wasn’t delicious. *This recipe is adapted from Nigella’s ‘Triple Chocolate Cookies’ (Simply…

KitchenAid 

Today my husband was very naughty. He bought me a KitchenAid mixer… and I LOVE IT. OMG I LOVE IT SO MUCH. We were ambling down the high street taking in the gorgeous Spring sunshine when we passed Steamer Trading – my favourite kitchen shop. I can never walk past one. They have an entire wall…

Easter Eggs for Kids

Easter, or Chocolate Eating Season as I like to call it, is nearly upon us so it’s time to seek out the best yummy treats on offer for the kids! Montezumas  Montezuma’s best selling Eco Easter Eggs are back again in their award winning eco-friendly packaging. Vegetarian. Organic. Gluten Free. Free from colourings, preservatives and GM….

Sugar Tax

A lot of people are up in arms about the new sugar tax that’s being introduced here in the UK. When the chancellor announced it in his budget there were cries of “nanny state” and “rip off” but I’m personally in favour of it (I await your hate mail). For one thing it currently only…