Get-Well-Soon Green Smoothie

Healthy Green Smoothie recipe on

Feel better and whizz up this vibrant green smoothie full of fruit and vegetable greatness… Sometimes when you galavant around too much and act like you’re 21 and not *coughs* 41, your body likes to give you a bit of reminder to get back into line. After a long weekend in London at a Food Blogger […]

Mulled Wine in the REDMOND multicooker

Mulled Wine in the REDMOND multi cooker on

It doesn’t feel like Christmas until you’ve had your first glass of mulled wine. Those intoxicating wafts of cosy festive spices as you squeeze your way into a bustling Christmas party are the perfect welcome for chilly guests. Or perhaps as a rescue remedy after a visit to the School Christmas Fair which can very quickly turn […]

Green dragon ice-cream milkshake

Green dragon ice-cream milkshake on

I’ve created this green dragon ice-cream milkshake to celebrate the release of the animated children’s movie Justin and the Knights of Valour. It could be an after school pick-me-up, a drink for a knight’s party or even a dessert. Kids will love to help you make this shake as you can give them all a special […]

Iced coffee with banana and vanilla

Iced coffee

It was a steamy hot day in London, the type where you only want to wear a dress and waft about the place. I have to have my daily fix of caffeine to get the day’s proceedings moving, so I headed to the Vitamix to whizz up a cooling version of my daily drink. It’s […]

Review: Fruitdrop


Fresh from reviewing a local veg box scheme, I then got offered the chance to road test a box of fruit from fruitdrop. Who are fruitdrop? They deliver fruit boxes to businesses across the UK mainland – in their words “helping employers keep their employees happy, healthy, motivated and productive.” We only ever had huge […]

Proper hot chocolate

Arlo drinking

You really can’t beat putting your numb hands around a warm mug of hot chocolate when you’ve come in from running the boys around the park in the biting wind. This version uses real chocolate so it is a bit extravagant – but as we’ve all been feeling run-down and in need of comfort we feel […]

Sore throat friendly smoothies

Berry breakfast smoothie

Half term was somewhat blighted by illness in the Feeding Boys house, and for two hideous days my throat was so sore I couldn’t swallow proper food. Now that’s just miserable. End of. But to try and get some nutrition into my germ-ridden self I whizzed up some of these breakfast smoothies in the blender. […]

Iced espresso and caramel milkshake

coffee milkshake

Continuing my quest for coffee-related recipes for the  Coffee Set Match challenge being run by Wimbledon sponsors Lavazza, I came up with this chilly milkshake. After a two hour power march around a very sun-drenched Ealing, I decided my usual steaming cup of hot coffee would be better replaced by something ice cool. Using my nifty Morphy […]

Hot chocolate spoons

hot chocolate spoons

Hot chocolate spoons setting in silicone cases It was my mum’s 70th birthday party at the weekend and I decided to make little table gifts for everyone. I drew inspiration from the fabulous Holly from GBBO with her hot chocolate on a stick idea over at Recipes from a normal mum. It’s essentially a large […]

Morphy Richards Frother review

Morphy Richards Meno milk frother

Some people might think a milk frother is a fairly gimmicky gadget, I however am a big fan of milky coffee so couldn’t wait to give the Morphy Richards Meno a drive. This was the latest product to be sent for me to try by MP as part of my duties as a Home of […]