Category Archives: Food Thoughts & Nutrition

Calcott Hall Farm Shop

I’ve been reading Jamie Oliver’s “Cook with Jamie: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook”. Since this book was given to me it’s been sporadically used, but I decide to try reading it from cover to cover to learn … Continue reading

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Homemade Ice Cream

Since I had my baby boy, I’ve become more interested in knowing the ingredients in everything I buy than ever before. George loves ice cream and I began to wonder what exactly was in ice cream. When I looked on … Continue reading

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Kitchen Disasters & Non-Stick Pans

On our wedding list we had a set of very expensive non-stick dishwasher proof saucepans. I cook a lot and 5 years on the frying pan in my set is not holding up so well. Recently I tried to cook … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Food Revolution

I’ve been avidly watching Jamie Oliver’s new show on channel 4. It is addictive and very eye opening. If you haven’t been watching it you can catch up on youtube here. Just like the channel 4 show Jamie’s School Dinners, … Continue reading

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Lidl Voucher

Just a quick post for all UK readers. The Daily Express and The Daily Star have a £5 discount voucher for shopping at Lidl. If you spend £30 or over £5 will deducted from your bill. The voucher is available … Continue reading

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All About Blackberries

  Recently it has been all about blackberries in our household. My little boy loves them; he is surprisingly good at spotting even the smallest blackberry patch and despite the thorns he is able to pick them himself. Every walk … Continue reading

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Marguerite Pattern

Marguerite born 1915 became a home economist for the Ministry of Food during World War II. She provided ideas for rationed food and became well known when her ideas were broadcast on BBC radio in a programme called Kitchen Front … Continue reading

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Avocado

Mmmm I love avocado. Not just because it tastes great but because it is so good for you. I think there is nothing better than eating something you love and knowing, rather than it being a naughty treat like cake, … Continue reading

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Thomas & Friends at George’s Birthday Party

My baby boy turns 2 this week and we threw him a party. He is totally Thomas the Tank Engine mad and so it wasn’t hard to choose a theme. I went cupcake crazy and made 40 Thomas cupcakes which … Continue reading

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How to Pipe Icing

Next week is my little boy’s 2nd birthday party and I’ve been planning to make some fancy cupcakes. However, I’ve never used a proper piping bag before and I’ve been watching youtube videos to teach myself how to pipe icing! … Continue reading

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