I do love GBBO and despite not being a fan of anything doughy or bready, seeing the contestants come up with their fabulous creations really does make me salivate. M, my seven year old son, has just started after school cookery club. Each Friday I … [read more]
I’ve bought a stack of new books to feed my self-development habit, all relating to happiness: what it is, how to find it, how to hold onto it. So I’ve been spending some time analysing what specific things make me happy, to see if I … [read more]
I’m part of a very exclusive club – the Primula Blogger Club. I have a fridge full of every available flavour of Primula Cheese, which is just as well as we’re getting through about one tube a week. The kids can’t get enough of it. Retro … [read more]
I know what you’re thinking… it’s not Christmas, and it’s not July. I’ve just asked Siri and there are till 143 days to go, so why the hell am I writing about Christmas? Before I became a blogger I’d never heard of ‘Christmas in July’ … [read more]
We eat a lot of fish and chicken in this house. My signature dish is fish pie – it’s far from a lazy recipe, which is why I haven’t yet included it on the blog. Once I figure out how to cut some corners, I’ll … [read more]
My inspiration for this week’s lazy recipe comes from Davina McCall’s recipe book Davina’s five weeks to sugar free. Yes, she writes recipes as well as everything else, and they’re all so easy to make and most are family friendly. I have several favourites which I’ve … [read more]
Lemon drizzle cake is my favourite sweet treat. It’s the cake by which all bakeries and teashops are judged – it’s the spaghetti bolognese of the cake world. I’ve never once even considered making one myself until now. I’m not sure if I was concerned … [read more]
Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months, you’ll be aware that the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday this year. So all the brands are jumping on the royal bandwagon/diamond encrusted carriage and creating special edition products to mark the occasion. … [read more]
I understand the importance of a healthy breakfast to get you ready to face the day. My boys never leave for school on an empty stomach. So the reaction I get when I admit that I don’t usually eat breakfast is akin to telling someone … [read more]
Last week I brought you the recipe for Frittata with a truffled tomato sauce, which you can cook in around 30 minutes – the perfect healthy lunch. You’re welcome. Today I’m sharing the recipe we cooked during our second ‘street food’ lesson at L’Atelier des Chefs. This chicken … [read more]
I'm Vicki: midlifer; mum; blogger; recruitment consultant; Londoner; control freak; procrastinator. In this little corner of the internet you'll find my ramblings on food, fashion, fun, beauty and wisdom (although as you'll see, I'm really no maven). Please join me as I fumble my way through midlife.
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