Blog

How Parma ham is made

How Parma ham is made

Ham, salt and air. That is all it takes to make Parma ham, or Prosciutto di Parma to give it its proper name. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Calling it easy though would be a huge disservice to the skill and mastery of the staff at Ruliano S.P.A. in Riano di Langhirano, near Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna province […]

  Continue Reading
  14th February 2017   No comments
Titanic Belfast – Family Travel Review

Titanic Belfast – Family Travel Review

As far as a bucket list of things we want to do, a visit to Belfast to see the Titanic exhibition was always up there. However for one reason or another, we never made it up North. We were offered tickets for the first BBC Good Food Show in Belfast and thought, yes while we’re […]

  Continue Reading
  13th February 2017   No comments
8 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Lift Weights

8 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Lift Weights

Six months in and my quest to become a healthier, stronger and fitter Mum is still going strong. I’m three stone down and (more importantly) have lost 26 inches from around my body (9 from my waist alone!) and I can honestly say that I have never felt better. I’m proud to say too that I’ve […]

  Continue Reading
  16th January 2017   2 comments
Is healthy eating worth it?

Is healthy eating worth it?

Everywhere you look these days, people are talking or blogging about sugar free, clean eating, plant based, vegan, vegetarian, organic food. Is it a fad or is any of it actually worth it? Real food can sometimes costs a little more than processed food however when you add it up and look at the consequences, you’ll […]

  Continue Reading
  1st January 2017   2 comments
How kids can help with Christmas food

How kids can help with Christmas food

There’s always a lot to do in the kitchen if you are hosting Christmas for family and friends or even if it is just yourselves. The seemingly easy option at this time of year is to keep the kids out of the way so we can just get on with it without the hassle. However […]

  Continue Reading
  1st December 2016   No comments
Convenience at a price?

Convenience at a price?

We often hear excellent and convincing arguments for convenience in cooking and as a busy family of 5, we’re all for convenience too. Whether it be bulk cooking a dish and freezing some to reheat quickly on a school night when there are activities (for example our tangy tomato sauce or pizza dough) or using certain pre-prepared […]

  Continue Reading
  29th November 2016   No comments