Taking the Fårikål Challenge #TasteofNorway


One of my top travel bucket list destinations to visit is Norway as I long to cruise along the spectacular Norwegian Fjords and see the Northern Lights. In fact my Mum has a cruise booked for November and I may be slightly envious. Inntravel who specialise in slow, self guided holidays which reveal the lesser-taken path of countries in Europe and beyond are currently promoting winter holidays to Norway and challenged me to cook the traditional Norwegian dish Fårikål. Fårikål (pronounced ‘forrycoal’)… Continue Reading “Taking the Fårikål Challenge #TasteofNorway”

Easter Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Apricots, Walnuts and Almonds

Easter Lamb

We love Lamb in our house but don’t have it very often as it’s an expensive treat, so when I was invited to try a brand new recipe I was excited to get going. Armed with a Sainsbury’s voucher I headed out to get a Leg of Lamb, which can be chilled, or thawed from frozen, I chose chilled and then headed off to find the other ingredients. This recipe serves 6: 1 x 2 – 2.5kg leg of NZ… Continue Reading “Easter Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Apricots, Walnuts and Almonds”

How to host a gluten free birthday party

Glebe Farm Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

Many of us have never heard of coeliac disease as this disease is not as widespread as other health troubles. It has an autoimmune reason: the body is not responding properly to gluten (cereal protein), resulting in damaging intestinal mucosa and other organs and tissues. Even if you have identified this disease, do not despair! Understanding the problem is always better than ignorance. Remember that among all possible health problems coeliac disease and gluten intolerance can be easily treated with… Continue Reading “How to host a gluten free birthday party”

Homemade Frappucino


I love Spring and Summer. It is not just the lovely warm weather (hopefully), the trips to the beach and the smell of freshly cut grass. It means one thing………. The return of the Frappucino! I have loved iced coffee in its many variations since trying it on holiday in Spain as a child.  My main frustration is that I could never get the same taste from a homemade frappucino as I could from a shop bought one until now!… Continue Reading “Homemade Frappucino”