Taking kids to eat at decent restaurants strikes fear into the hearts most parents and we are no exception. On a good day we may survive the three courses unscathed but to minimise the risk of social and gastronomic carnage we tend to stick to family friendly restaurants where the food is rather uninspiring (garlic bread and spag bol for two please waiter) but you can almost guarantee the kids will eat it without making a fuss. Plus there will always be another child acting worse that your own.
Giggling Squid in the heart of Reigate town centre is the kind of restaurant we would usually avoid with the kids. It's elegant, minimalist decor and wonderful Thai menu make it perfect for a child free date but, let's be honest, we get about two of those a year so the thought of sampling their culinary delights with the kids in tow was appealing. The launch of their new kids menu sealed the deal. We visited on a Sunday late lunchtime which was surprisingly quiet.
Pretty chuffed with my first effort using our new paella pan. Recipe to follow.
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Little I has a cake sale at pre-school today and I fancied baking some cookies this time round to switch it up a bit. This easy recipe makes epic double chocolate cookies which are crisp on the outside and gooey in middle - perfection!
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There is nothing better than a lovely cup of tea but with so many myths surrounding tea it is hard to know if our beloved cuppa is actually good for us or not? I joined forces with the lovely people at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) and the expert tea blenders at Ahmad Tea to bust those black tea myths once and for all (Plus you can win some lovely tea!)
A few years back, in fact right at the beginning of my blog, we tried HelloFresh recipe delivery service and liked the concept but weren't 100% sure about the recipes. Fast forward three years and a lot has changed for us; we have another head at the dinner table, I'm working freelance from home juggling the school runs and Husband is commuting up to Central London every day. HelloFresh got in touch and asked us to try them again and I thought is was a great idea to see how the years have changed them and (excuse the spoiler) it's definitely for the better.
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Thai food is one of Husband's favourite cuisines but due to my coriander allergy it is always tricky for me to navigate so I tend to avoid it. So when Thaikhun invited us to review their Guildford Restautant which serves authentic Thai street food he was jumping for joy while I was a little hesitant.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.