The roast with the most


I never used to be that into lamb, but just lately it’s been twisting my arm. This recipe i’ve found is a Greek spin on roast lamb and requires very little involvement, which is always a winner, especially when I’m in and out of the house like a yo-yo. I’m definitely in favour of prepping […]

Meat and potato pie – the ultimate bloke food


My father-in-law was fending for himself a few weeks back when my mother-in-law was away visiting family. He rang me up proudly to tell me he’d made a pie from scratch – pastry and all! I insisted he emailed me some photos, so check out this little beauty… I was well impressed and felt truly […]

Meet and greet for Cybermummy

Katie Bryson

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, so here (courtesy of MummyShoes) for all of you lovely ladies who will be at Cybermummy this weekend, are my vitals so you can spot me in the crowd.   Meet and Greet for Mummy’s Shoes Name: Katie Bryson Blog ID: Feeding boys and a firefighter ( […]

Fragrant Thai soup


I nipped into my local Thai food shop at the weekend to get some crucial ingredients for my planned Thai soup of yumminess. I’m sure Waitrose stock some of the stuff on my list, but there’s something a lot more charming about an authentic store on your doorstep. In true Thai style, the guy that […]

Vintage sweetshop delights


I visited an old work chum today in the beautiful Buckinghamshire town of Amersham. It couldn’t be more perfect if it tried. Cobbled streets, boutique shops, manicured grass – it’s like being on a film set. The sort of place you wouldn’t dare utter a swear word – the very antithesis of grimy London! We […]

Summer eating on a budget


Roasting a chicken is one of life’s simple pleasures. Not only does it fill the house with delicious aromas, but it provides a bounty of food possibilities. Under strict orders from Matthew to be more thrifty, this is perfect! So for the basis of our summer supper I leafed through my new Rosie Lovell cookbook […]

Grilled pepper and sausage pasta


I’m writing this entry through the fog of extreme fatigue. The boys wouldn’t go to bed last night and then Arlo screamed non-stop from about 4.30am – delightful. I feel rough as a badger’s behind. Anyway, enough of my whinging. On a more positive note, last night’s dinner worked well. You know you’re in with […]

Quick fish supper


I’m probably a bit slow on the uptake, but i’ve discovered a fantastic service at the Waitrose fish counter. It’s called Garnish and Go and it’s the key to a rapid fuss-free family supper. You basically choose your fish and the lovely person behind the counter (and of course they’ll be universally lovely if they […]

Taste of London 2010


To celebrate the ten years that have passed since we first clapped eyes on each other at the Notting Hill Arts Club, Matthew and I decided to spend Saturday night at the Taste of London food festival. Regents Park was bustling with well-heeled foodies and celebrity chefs all coming together to celebrate the top notch […]

Vintage burger press


I wanted to make burgers this week. They’re Matthew’s favourite food and I’d cut out a decent looking recipe from Good Food magazine that I’ve been meaning to try for weeks. I suddenly remembered the ancient burger press my mum passed on to me from donkeys years ago. It’s been sitting in my gadget cupboard […]