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  • Lavender grey tea

    Lavender tea, Styling the Seasons in May

    There’s never an occasion where drinking tea isn’t the right thing to do in my view. Even when it’s time to switch to something slightly more celebratory, like prosecco or a…

  • Orange and Polenta Cake

    Orange Blossom Polenta Cake

    After our visit to Jamie’s Italian in York last week, I felt inspired to try to bake my own version of the gorgeous dessert I had there – an orange blossom…

  • jamie's Italian York

    A girls’ lunch at Jamie’s Italian

    I spent a day in York yesterday with two of my closest friends, Imogen and Bridget. We’ve been friends since we met at university and have been through a lot together,…

  • Banana, milk, oats and honey smoothie

    Four favourite smoothie recipes for kids

    All this smoothie making is all well and good if you’re into making green juice, mixing up chia seeds and curly kale, but will that get your little ones asking for…

  • Courgette and spinach lasagne

    Riverford recipe box review and giveaway

    If you like good food, enjoy cooking from scratch with really fresh ingredients but maybe need a little direction, then the Riverford recipe box is just the thing for you. I…

  • Gyoza cooked

    Wagamama style gyoza recipe

    I’ve never been the best cook in the house, and if dinner is left to me I usually go for something healthy, quick to make and crowd-pleasing. So many times I’ve…

  • green juice

    Eating for energy and my Nutribullet

    A couple of months ago some of my best friends clubbed together and bought me a Nutribullet. I was tired, run down and not eating very well and they wisely thought…

  • Food

    Quinola and Rebel Kitchen giveaway

    Finding tasty, convenient food for little ones isn’t always easy, especially if you’re hard-pressed to make something from scratch, so when I was asked if I wanted to try out these…

  • Food

    Eating to beat stress

    Sadly I’m not one of those people who reacts to stress by going on hunger strike. When stress hits, my body decides to go into self-preservation mode by craving high-calorie comfort…

  • Food

    Roasted beetroot and feta lentils

    This is the first new recipe I’ve tried in a while and it’s perfect for a dark winter evening. Full of nutrients to make you feel good in the post-Christmas health…