Adventures in Weaning

Weaning is one of those milestones I looked forward to the most and one, which when it arrived, I felt strong cba vibes. I had JUST gotten James into a good eat/sleep routine and I was scared to introduce anything new which could potentially mess it up. And then there was the whole debacle of which […]

How to Survive Breastfeeding

For all those claims of how ‘natural’ it is, breastfeeding is HARD. My first child was born in early February and despite the fact I never really planned to breastfeed (read more about that here) I’ve been doing so exclusively for 12 weeks now. Here’s what I’ve learned along the way. Be Prepared Before baby […]

Our Breastfeeding Journey

I am exclusively breastfeeding my son however I’m gonna kick off this 2-parter by not endorsing the whole Breast is Best mantra because I think this suggests that woman who cannot or do not breastfeed are not giving their child the best. Which simply isn’t true. Yes, compared to formula milk, the composition of breast […]

Joy and Joe Bamboo Baby Wrap

Pre-pregnancy I’d never heard of a baby wrap let alone know that there was a whole industry dedicated to them. And although they cropped up on my radar during pregnancy I still didn’t give them much thought. In all honesty, I thought they were a bit of a gimmick. Fast forward to life with a […]

My Conflict with the Scottish Baby Box

This is a post which has been sitting in draft format for over 10 weeks now.  I’ve found it to be incredibly difficult to write and ultimately let it go live namely because I’m concerned of how I might come across and the potential backlash I might receive. However, as I’ve learned from (and been […]

Homemade Soup

Everyone I know, well the Scottish folks at least, have grown up with some version of this soup. To the untrained eye it is just a Ham and Lentil soup however to us Scots its referred to simply as ‘’. I have never been to a Scottish persons house or a Scottish cafe or restaurant, been […]

2017 Highlights

2017 turned out to be a year I am on the one hand immensely proud of, and on the other hand very happy to be finishing. Nothing terrible happened, on the contrary, its was an amazing year but it was a tough one. So rather than focus solely on the culinary highlights like I did […]

Sticky Clementine Cake

I’m fully aware that posting a cake recipe on the 3rd January isn’t gonna entice many people. At this point, if my Twitter timeline is anything to go by, the majority of folk are kick -starting their new year in the “healthy” way. Whether this be juicing, eating avocados (it’s always bloody avocados isn’t it?), […]

Green Minestrone

By definition, minestrone is a thick, Italian , carb-laden, veggie soup. In my eyes, this soup is designed to be insulation against the winter weather. It’s something you ladle into oversized mug, which you wrap your hand around for warmth, while tentatively taking small sips, fogging up your glasses in the process. The fact that […]