I have a magnet on my fridge which declares "If you are what you eat, I'm cheap, fast and easy!" - someone once challenged me on this (in a nice way) because they said it wasn't true. But it is! Pretty much the only times I invest a lot of time and effort in a… Continue reading Cheap, Nutritious, Healthy Groceries For Low-Cost Meals.
Hello Monday, and hello spring! It looks like the weather is finally improving, so here are my three suggestions for the upcoming weekend in Ealing... We Love Cheese! Festival Well I love cheese, anyway. Ealing's very own festival of cheese returns to Dickens Yard on the 22nd April, 11am-4pm. It's free (apart from cheese… Continue reading Three Things To Look Forward To In Ealing This Weekend
When I was a student I used to have this dinner called a "cheese and crisp feast". The first two ingredients were obvious, the feast part was the addition of plenty of cheap, strong pickled onion. I'm not ashamed of that, I could also cook actual food. I'd do it again, we're it not for… Continue reading My Best Slow Cooker Tips For Easy, Cheap Dinners.
You're not meant to, are you? It's like the reality TV of kitchen appliances, a cliched symbol for virtue signalers to vilify while posting about the evils of screen time (or technology in general) whilst angrily stabbing away at their mobile for hours on end. If you rely on a microwave, the message goes, you're… Continue reading I Love My Microwave
During our West London bloggers' meet up last week, I was lucky enough to sample some dishes from a new company, Independence Market. This new concept, which lies between an online grocer like Ocado and a food delivery service, offers fresh meal kits to order. Aimed at busy families, where typically different family members eat… Continue reading Independence Market: A New Concept In Shopping And Cooking
Last week I attended an Ealing and Brentford Bloggers' meet-up* and had the opportunity to visit Urban Villa, a superb concept hotel, positioned between Ealing and Brentford just off the M4. Although I live in Ealing so wouldn't stay there myself (well, unless I leap into some more big home improvements as I am wont… Continue reading Urban Villa & Reunion Bar: An Ideal Base For Visiting Families
Do you celebrate the fast of Lent? I was chatting with my friends the other day and realised that many people, regardless of faith, use the season as an opportunity to cut back and reflect in different ways. Even within Christian communities, Lenten traditions vary from place to place: some cut out rich foods and… Continue reading Quick, Easy, Family Dinner Ideas for Lent.
If you follow me on Twitter you will have seen some photos on my Saturday afternoon in The Dodo Micropub, Hanwell. Oh yes! I was out, on my own (well, with a friend) drinking beer. For shame! Call the soft focus Facebook quote brigade quickly, they need to strip me of some #realmum and #blessed… Continue reading Me Time: The Dodo Micropub Hanwell