Eat Real Snacks – Review

Since my youngest came along I’ve had very little sleep (sorry instagram followers I know I moan about it alot). This has led to alot snacking. So the idea of a healthier snack, that gives me that burst of energy, but with less guilt and less fat, is exactly what I need.   Eat real…

Adventures in (Baby Led) Weaning

When Jess was wee I went back to work not long after she turned 6 months and her Dad did most of the weaning. They mostly followed traditional weaning so purees with a few finger foods. With me staying at home longer this time I’m trying Baby Led Weaning. The idea is that the babies…

GU Mousse Fusions- Review

I’m going to be honest from the get go here, I love chocolate mousse. Every chocolate mousse, even the really really cheap supermarket home brands. I remember being on holiday in the Algarve when I was about 11 , and I’m  sure that I had chocolate mousse  every single night for dessert. There’s something very…

Review – Peppermill Bothy

I’ve seen a few posts on various parent pages on Facebook looking for recommendations of places that are good to go with kids for lunch and Peppermill Bothy out by Blairhall is a perfect spot. Eating out with kids is not the easiest thing. Firstly you have the ticking time bomb of how long will…

A new direction

When I started writing this blog my life was a little different. Going out for meals was a leisurely thing, baking was something enjoyable that I did to pass the time. Now I have a 2 (almost 3) year old, meals out are fun but stressful, there’s only so long a 2 year old will…

Mint Aero Slices

I love a good traybake. Partly because they are easy to make but also because you can take a sneaky slice before serving them to people. I’ve been playing about with a few traybake recipes recently. This is my aero slice recipe. My boyfriend said it was too dangerous to have in the house because…

Cafe Centro Edinburgh – Review

Cafe Centro is by far and away one of my favourite places to get a quick take away lunch when I’m at work. Based on George Street Edinburgh, they do a lovely selection of pastas and pizzas for £3.95. Fantastic value I think you’ll agree. My favourite is the spaghetti  arrabiata (pictured below). It’s pretty spicy…

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It’s beginning to feel alot like Christmas

Well not quite but the idea of a Christmas  foodies festival  might  get you in the mood for Christmas.  Being held at the EICC on the 13th to the 15th of November it looks to be a great  event. I’m personally looking forward to taking Jessie to the Elves Christmas Kitchen and also wandering  around…

Teaparties and Traybakes

I was extremely lucky to be invited along to a Contact the Elderly Tea Party the other week. These are monthly tea parties held for isolated older people all run by volunteers.  They are held across Scotland but I went along to the Dunfermline Branch. It was lovely. Held in one of the volunteer’s houses,…

Foodies Festival 2015

This year my foodies experience wasn’t as great as previous years. I’m not really sure what was up with Jess but she wanted carried a lot of the time. It started to get really busy and it just wasn’t the right place for her. I also felt that the balance between food and booze had…