A brew and a book

I’m a bit of a coffee fiend at the moment, especially to keep me going when we’ve had a few sleepless nights with the little lady! When I discovered that one of my favourite foodie brands, The Black Farmer, was launching a new coffee range, I was really keen to give it a try. I…

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Tips for a better night’s sleep

Before having my daughter, I loved lie-ins at the weekend, and days when I didn't have to set an alarm clock. Of course all of that changes when you become a parent, and while I wouldn't want it any other way, the missing hours of zeds certainly start to stack up. And there are many…

The new menu at the Hyatt Regency, Birmingham

If you’ve ever had the pleasure/misfortune* (*delete as you see fit) of working away from home for a large event such as a Conference, you’ll probably understand my next point a little too well. Essentially you see the inside of the conference venue and your hotel room before you peel yourself out of your shoes…

No-added sugar banana and blueberry muffins

When we started weaning P (over a year ago, where does it go?!) we felt quite strongly that we wanted to keep her sugar intake to a minimum. That's easier said than done when healthy and important food groups such as fruit and milk contain sugar, but we were keen to do our best to…

Goat’s Cheese, Beetroot, Pear & Rocket Baguette

With May upon on, not only can we enjoy seasonal fruit and veg such as Jersey Royal new potatoes, samphire and asparagus, it’s also the time to officially celebrate a superb British food. So it’s hats off to the humble sandwich, which is taking centre stage this month during British Sandwich Week. To mark the…

Honey Mustard and Garlic Pork with noodles

Cooking fresh and healthy meals is really important to me. But sometimes after work, when I'm tired, being in the kitchen for ages is the last thing I feel like. That’s why I'm such a huge fan of my wok – a few minutes stir frying a concoction of ingredients and you’re ready to eat.…