October: Feeding Boys Loves…

Hasslachers Hot Drinking Chocolate

This is my semi-regular review column where I share the foodie related things i’ve loved in the last month (or two). As a food blogger one of the main perks is being sent lots of products to try out, so I like to round-up the ones worth a try, and leave out the ones that […]

Review: JUST EAT

Just Eat Takeaway restaurants

I have used the JUST EAT takeaway website before as it’s a really handy way to amalgamate all your local takeaway restaurant options. So when they got in touch asking if i’d like to review their services I was definitely up for it. It was great timing as I’d been so busy in the run-up to […]

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: flavoured chocolates

Cadbury Dairy Milk with Daim and Oreo

I’ve had a couple of chocolate samples through this week to try… Marmite Very Peculiar Milk Chocolate I adore marmite, especially on hot buttered toast, but in chocolate? Really?! The smell of marmite hits you as you open the packet which is a little offputting. When you eat it the first taste is the sweetness […]

Review: cooking apps

Leiths Kitchen Wizard

I’ve got a couple of cooking apps to tell you about – one for grown ups and one aimed at kiddliwinks… Henri Le Worm app Created by Oliver Blanc (son of Raymond) and Charlotte Salt, voiced by Simon Pegg with recipes from Raymond Le Blanc – it’s a safe bet that the quality of this […]

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: Jamie Oliver’s Union Jacks

Steak pie at Union Jacks

Chiswick High Road was the first place I lived when I arrived in London in the 1990s, so i’ve always been very fond of hanging out there. These days it’s just a bus ride away from where we live in Ealing so we can pretend we’re almost residents Jamie Oliver’s ever expanding portfolio of restaurants […]

Review: Nosh for busy mums & dads by Joy May

Nosh for busy mums and dads

I had a lovely email ping into my inbox a few weeks ago from Ben May, asking if I’d review his family’s latest cookbook Nosh for busy mums and dads. Bypassing conventional publishers, the May family decided to go it alone producing Nosh for Students 10 years ago when Ben was away at university learning […]

Review: KMix Vs KitchenAid

KMix in raspberry

My raspberry red KitchenAid, my pride and joy, the kind of gadget that has to sit out on the work surface to be universally adored, the one that makes you feel like Nigella, yes that one, it’s been banished from my kitchen. It’s taken me a little while to come to terms with it. I […]

Review festive product round up

Aunt Bessies mini yorkshire puddings

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on what put in your shopping trolley over the festive season, here’s a quick round-up of some of the bits and pieces i’ve been trying out over the last month… Ferrero Rocher booze and choc matching We felt like we’d scored an invite to the ambassador’s party […]