Is your kitchen a restaurant?


I was blessed with a husband who eats anything, as long as it isn’t raw celery and doesn’t move.  My kids, for the most part, also eat pretty much whatever you give them. So when I was asked about how to feed fussy eaters, I had to do some serious research. Here’s what I found out. Adult picky eaters are recognised as having a specific … Continue reading Is your kitchen a restaurant?

Tomato and herb soup


This is a delicious tomato soup that I adapted from Woolies Babies recipe book “meals for babies and toddlers” . I bought the book in 1997 and have been making this ever since. As the kids have grown older I have added garlic to the soup and a little salt and even on occasion cream/Orley whip/Alpro Single. This soup is suitable for babies from 1 … Continue reading Tomato and herb soup

10 Things you need to know when drawing up a menu plan


I have been ‘meal-planning’ on and off for about 6 months, but only in the last 3 months have I been doing it properly. In that time, our food bill, with the help of online shopping, is down about 15%. The other bonus seems to be my nemesis, the ever shrinking waist bands of my skirts! I noticed this week that certain skirts which have … Continue reading 10 Things you need to know when drawing up a menu plan

The 9 days have begun


It is Tisha B’Av, the 9th Av and observant Jews are going meatless for the build up to this terrible day in Jewish history, see my previous blog post “going meatless”. For today’s blog I decided to do a different blog post. Not on anything to do with saving money, getting organised or even cooking.   Today I am looking at gratitude.   For all … Continue reading The 9 days have begun

Going Meatless


With a lot of the world following the “Meatless Monday” trend and for the Jewish people the 9 days to Tisha B’Av (9th  Av)coming up, I decided to post a few meatless recipe ideas. The Meatless Monday idea actually started in America during WW 1, when the American government asked families to cut back on certain staple foods (Meatless Monday and Wheatless Wednesday) in an effort … Continue reading Going Meatless