How to create the perfect festive charcuterie board

How to create the perfect festive charcuterie board

Creating the perfect charcuterie board is like creating a work of art. It needs to be carefully planned and perfectly balanced in colour, flavour and composition; at once aesthetically pleasing and delicious. Choose a few items from each category below and you can't go wrong. Remember that opposing colours tend to enhance each other so [...]

Fermentation – fad or fab?

Fermentation – fad or fab?

Along with plant based diets and alcohol free drinks, I think it's safe to say that fermentation is one of the top food trends in 2018. From kefir (a fermented yoghurt) to kimchi (fermented vegetables) to kombucha (fermented tea), fermentation is everywhere you look. So should you be having kimchi with your breakfast whilst sipping some 'booch' (yep, kombucha [...]

Is your home making you ill? How to detox and live a healthier home life

Is your home making you ill? How to detox and live a healthier home life

We are all more health and environmentally conscious these days. And, if you're anything like me, you are probably looking for ways to eliminate toxins in your home, especially if you have children or pets. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s website Tox Town, on environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals, the most common [...]

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well” – Virginia Wolf

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well” – Virginia Wolf

I love this quote and it means more to me than ever since I’ve had my children! Sometimes you need a little something to look forward to after a sleepless night or a crazy morning and having eaten well you feel re-energised and more centred. It’s like pushing the reset button for a frazzled parent brain. [...]