Taking photos of food and drink for work projects can be really challenging sometimes. Often I end up in my own shadow, or with sunlight streaking across the photo. Sometimes the images just don’t do the dish justice, which can be hugely frustrating and time consuming to put right.
Family life, as wonderful as it is, can sometimes feel like a treadmill. This is especially true of family mealtimes. Perhaps you feel like you are constantly cooking? Perhaps you feel as though you are always cooking the same things and you are boring yourself, never mind everyone else? Perhaps you find yourself cooking multiple meals or several different versions of meals, to accommodate dietary requirements or preferences? Perhaps you just want to try something different without having to get the cookbooks out?
Should you be looking to eat out in any of the big cities around the world, you’ll want to make sure there’s plenty of choice on offer. You might be surprised at the number of national cuisines you can discover in the surrounding streets. Whether the kids fancy a challenge and something new or want […]
A few years ago I really got into making yoghurt at home with an EasiYo maker I picked up at The Baby Show in Birmingham. The children loved it and the variety of flavours. We had fresh yoghurt everyday, either on its own or with cereal. It became part of a daily routine and it […]
It won’t be long and we will be back to school runs, washing uniform, helping with homework and making up lunchboxes. Whilst one of the children likes to have school dinners on a Friday, the children generally prefer to take a packed lunch. Getting the right balance of the type of foods I include in […]
Chinese New Year is fast approaching, this year from 7th-13th February people will be celebrating. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey. In line with Chinese New Year, I’ve been trying out some Firecracker dishes with Tilda Firecracker Limited Edition Rice to ignite the tastebuds. Here is a really easy dish I have called “Firecracker Prawns”. […]
I love to cook but much of the time these days, cooking ends up being a functional thing. Just one more thing to tick off on the to-do list each day. I have loads of cookery books but rarely use them . Most of the time I cook from memory or I make it up […]
I recently wrote about why staying in is better than going out. If you missed that you can read it here. I also wrote recently about how much I love to cook, but how spending time cooking for pleasure is something I rarely have time to do. I think I have discovered something that combines a […]