Mixed Beans Salad

Is it too early to talk about fresh, colourful, summer salads? I hope not, even though this easy salad would not be out of place on a barbeque table or at a picnic. It requires minimal prep and is ready in no time at all. The inspiration for it came from this tin of mixed… Continue reading Mixed Beans Salad

Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

  I actually hesitate to call this a recipe because it is so easy, the prep is only 5 minutes of minimal chopping and it means you can have dinner on the table in about 15-20 minutes at the most. This recipe is the short-on-time-cook’s best friend.   I have called it “Chinese” stir-fry due… Continue reading Chinese Chicken Stir-Fry

Friday Focus: Lettuce

In honour of my most successful crop this year, this week’s blog will focus on the humble lettuce. I am very fortunate to have an allotment and to be able to grow my own vegetables – not always successfully, I must admit, but I am learning all the time J Before the allotment, I even… Continue reading Friday Focus: Lettuce

How to get children to eat their greens (and yellows and reds and oranges)

I doubt many parents have been spared the experience of having a child who becomes a fussy eater at a certain age. My son is now a tall, strapping 10-year-old lad who is into maths, problem-solving, story-writing, rugby, basketball and swimming. And like any kid of his age, he loves television and video games. And… Continue reading How to get children to eat their greens (and yellows and reds and oranges)