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 […]

Book review: Prepped! By Vanessa Kimbell


A while ago I got involved with a spot of recipe testing for Vanessa Kimbell who was working on her first cook book Prepped! and had recruited fellow food bloggers to put her recipes through their paces. I tried out a double cook recipe that started off with duck noodles, and then the leftovers were […]

Elderflower cordial: simple summer pleasure in a bottle


Elderflower cordial is my favourite soft drink – diluted with several glugs of sparkling water, a few chunks of ice and a wedge of lemon – a fab way to cool off on a hot day in London. I’ve been waiting for the Elderflowers to show themselves, and with all the sunshine there’s been lately […]