Review: Giovanni Rana pasta

Giovanni Rana pasta review

I’ve been sent a selection of filled pastas from Giovanni Rana, a food company set up by a family of expert bakers and pasta makers in the 1960s in Verona, Italy. It claims to deliver a combination of authentic Italian taste and texture sensations, so I was looking forward to giving it a try.   […]

Review: Spring Cleaning products

Lakeland steam mop

It’s taken it’s blinking time, but Spring has finally sprung and it’s got me in the mood for sprucing up the house. I operate on three levels when it comes to cleaning: The 20 minute ground floor dash with a packet of cleaning wipes that makes downstairs look acceptable, as long as you don’t look […]

Review: Get the Easter look

Easter products from Lakeland

As you’ve probably noticed I’ve been doing a lot of Easter baking in my freelance work, so I thought I’d do a round-up of some of the products I’ve used. If you’re planning on entertaining the children with some baking this holiday, then here’s where you can track down some great seasonal goodies…  From Lakeland […]

Review: Saucy Fish Co. fishcakes

Saucy Fish Co review

A warm welcome to my guest poster Jan Bailey who has very kindly reviewed some of the Saucy Fish Co. range for me… over to you Jan: I was pleased when Katie asked if I might do a guest spot on her site again this year. Knowing my husband and I are keen on fish […]

Review: New Chocolatey Cheerios

chocolatey cheerios

It’s fair to say we get through a fair amount of cereal in the Feeding Boys household. I try and give the boys a selection to choose from to stop boredom setting in – weetabix and shredded wheats are solid favourites. I do also indulge them with what I class as treat-type cereals like honey nut […]

Review: mini cakes for picnics

Born to be yummy

I’ve been writing a feature about picnics, and as a result have received a fair few samples of pre-packaged miniature cakes. I thought I’d do a little round-up of some of them as they’re particularly useful for lunchboxes as well as picnics. Of course it’s wonderful to make your own cakes, but not everyone has […]

Mum’s slow cooker review

Morphy Richards Flavour Savour

As a Home of the Houesproud Innovator for Morphy Richards, I normally review products myself. However, this time I thought my mum would be the perfect person to give one of their Age UK products a thorough road test to see how it would go down. I tested the Flavour Savour slow cooker last year, […]

Product review: popchips


A box of crisps arrived on my doorstep this week claiming to be healthy snacks… I approached them with extreme caution as this generally means they’ll taste vile. However when Arlo and I got stuck into them we were more than a little delighted with the results. The flavours are big and bold, and the texture […]

Hello Fresh

Stir fry

I’ve given a new meal London-based delivery service called Hello Fresh a whirl this month, and thought you might be interested to know how I got on. The concept is simple – the recipes and ingredients for your week’s evening meals delivered in a box to your door on a Monday night. They don’t assume […]

Product review: Linda McCartney Mushroom and Ale Pie


I’m constantly on the look-out for tasty meat-free meals that I can whack in the oven on a busy weeknight. It’s certainly felt like pie weather lately, so I was delighted to be sent a sample of Linda McCartney Mushroom and Ale Pies. They are the result of the ‘Search for the UK’s Tastiest Meat-Free […]