30+ Honey Based Sweet & Drinks Recipes

Over on my other blog, Diary of a First Child, we’re celebrating Winnie the Pooh at the moment, as it comes up for the 91st anniversary this year. We’ve made various honey-based recipes over the last few weeks, so I decided to do a round-up of honey, honey, honey for those who want to play […]

Pumpkin & Parmesan Soup

Pumpkins in the UK have been a bit of an education for me. Where I grew up, pumpkins came in one size: big. And they had thick, hard-to-cut-through skin and bright, dark orange flesh, and tasted… well, like pumpkin. Here I find pumpkins come with thin skins, and light flesh that doesn’t taste like a […]

Top Tips for Storing Food

In the modern era, there are few problems as infuriating as food waste. Every year, we deposit vast piles of perfectly serviceable food into landfills across the country. When a piece of food approaches its sell-by-date, we often err on the side of caution, and throw it in the bin. If there’s already a piece […]

How To Pack Your Diet Full Of Fruit

We’re constantly being told by health professionals to make healthy choices when it comes to our diets, and although the threshold of how many portions of fruit we should eat a day changes, it’s clear that we should consume fruit as part of a healthy and balanced diet.  Why fruit is beneficial Fruits are full […]

Essentials For The Perfect Barbeque

Summer has now been upon us for several weeks, and so at any given weekend we might decide to invite a few like-minded friends over to cook meat (or vegetables) out in the open air. But this pastime is one that requires a little finesse; the difference between a good barbeque and a great one […]

Rhubarb Lemonade

The weather is hot hot hot and there’s more of it to come – and there’s just a little bit of rhubarb season left, so still enough time to make this quick and very refreshing drink. It was from a Rhubarb Iced Tea recipe, but since I don’t have much affinity for tea, I changed […]

How To Get Rid of Aphids

Along with my allotment, I am also growing a number of salad greens such as rocket and spinach and kale on two windowsills in my living room. One of the windowsills has pots with spinach and kale, and for some or other reason, the plants on this windowsill are over run by aphids! The other […]

Our New Allotment

Two months ago we received a plot on the local allotment. Our plot was rather overgrown, but we had one bed ready to use and another hidden under a mountain of plastic, rocks and broken glass! Here’s our new allotment journey! I decided to start with the existing bed, and go from there, so I planted […]

The Herbs & Essential Oils eBook Bundle

Every once in a while I run into some pretty cool people, and like to share about them with you. Today I want to tell you about a wonderful team I’ve been working with recently, namely Ryan and Stephanie from Ultimate Bundles. For several years now, they’ve been putting together some incredible eBook and eCourse […]