Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

British parents each week make 2 million extra meals for fussy children

Mealtimes are an important part of the day to me, a time when the whole family can share their daily stories, experiences, woes, achievements so that we can laugh, joke, commiserate, or just chat with each other and catch up on what's been happening at school, college or work.
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Homemade baby food is better for baby - it's official

This is a bit of a 'der' moment.  Professor Charlotte Wright of Glasgow University has been interviewed all over the place today regarding her findings when her team took a range of pre-made baby food from brands such as Heinz, Ella's Kitchen, Boots, Cow & Gate, Hipp Organic and Organix and found that they were high in sugar and lower in nutrients than homemade.

Plum Baby Cookery School - Recipe Development

Anyone heard about the Baby Food diet?  This hit the headlines last year with Hollywood A listers losing shed loads of weight by eating baby food.  After a weekend of recipe development for Plum Baby Cookery School this concept now doesn't…
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Plum Baby Cookery School competition

  I'm thrilled to announce that I'm hosting the Plum Baby Cookery School and my co-ambassador is Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen. The competition has now been extended to 5.30pm on 12 June to get cracking if if you would like to take…
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Plum Baby Cookery School

I'm thrilled to announce that I'm hosting the Plum Baby Cookery School and my co-ambassador is Celebrity Chef Rachel Allen. Plum Baby will be opening their cookery school doors to some very privileged parents and babies to learn all about…
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Toddler Cookery Classes - Splat Cooking

I'm very proud to be launching Splat Cooking's (@splatcooking) new toddler cooking club cookery classes.  The Splat Cooking team have put so much work into planning these new classes they promise to be educational, enjoyable, fun and inspirational…
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Interview with Peach Trees and Bumble Bees

The lovely Ashley Fryer interviewed me last week for Peach Trees and Bumblebees, Ashley's fantastic recipe and foodie website blog.  It was one of those "should I give a proper grown up answer?" or "should I give a smart alec answer?", so figured…

500 Baby and Toddler Foods - review by Liz at Rhoda Reviews

I've been awaiting a review from Rhoda and Liz nervously.  Rhoda was the winner of a KitchenAid competition to win a KitchenAid Liquidiser and a copy of my book 500 Baby and Toddler Foods so she was totally unbiased, check out her amazing review…

Pumpkins, gingerbread and book signings

Pumpkin roasting in the oven to make soup for lunch, shedloads of gingerbread made in the fridge. I'm doing book signings at Waterstones, the Eden Centre, High Wycombe for my new book 500 Baby and Toddler Foods from 2pm tomorrow, Saturday…
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Savoury Muffins in 11 minutes - Philips Airfryer

I've been testing out the Philips Airfryer, this fabulous kitchen applicance produces my healthy, amazing muffins in super quick time.  My Small Boy was off on a school trip and as usual I hadn't got my act together to sort him out a packed…