Easy Festive Chocolate Cinnamon Fudge, with Schwartz

Some of my most cherished childhood memories are from my grandmother’s kitchen. My grandmother was one of the best women I ever knew. Back in the 1930s, she attended Glasgow University, studying for a year before her parents pressured her to drop out and get a job to help support the… View Post

Gift Ideas for 11 year olds that Give Back

This is it, friends. 2016 is the year I’m going to get organised and shop early for gifts, so I can properly maximise time spent watching Christmas movies, eating mince pies and singing carols. With that in mind, I’ve been scoping out gifts that might suit Flea, my 11-year-old skateboarding,… View Post

Review: Hello Fresh Recipe Box

Recipe boxes like HelloFresh are a genius idea. Subscribe to a recipe box, and someone sends you the ingredients to make gorgeous meals, with everything measured and packaged, and an idiot-proof recipe to follow. Sure, you pay a little extra for the convenience, but for busy households where you’re short on time… View Post

Review: The Crown, new on Netflix

This year we’ve been enjoying some stellar TV shows on Netflix. To be fair, a lot of my telly watching falls under the “guilty pleasure” category. My tastes in TV haven’t matured very much in the past 20 years or so. This means that 2016 has seen us bingeing on… View Post

Pizza Express Dough Balls. And other things.

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a kitchen in Florence, being taught how to make pizza by a spectacularly passionate Italian. The perfect pizza, it turns out, requires the very best Italian olive oil, flour, water and just a dash of salt. Oh, and about an hour of… View Post