Food waste – what we can all do about it

We live in a crazy world; millions of people don’t get enough to eat and yet a phenomenal amount of food is being dumped and left to rot each year. We decided to find out more. Exactly how much food does get wasted and what are the implications? What can we do about it? We […]

And now for something completely different, the vegetable bar

We’ve just found out about Veatable bars, we’ve never come across anything like them before. They’re chewy, baked savoury bars made with diced and roasted vegetables. Now when those mid-morning munchies kick in don’t reach for your usual sweet fix, here’s a savoury alternative to tide you over until lunch. And when the kids want […]

A delicious lunch that would have been thrown away

Station House Community Café, Crouch End What sort of image does the phrase ‘let’s do lunch in a community centre’ conjure up for you? One Friday The Italian and I decided to put it to the test, we went for lunch at the Station House Community Café in Crouch End. Soup kitchen it ain’t. It’s […]


  If it’s Shrove Tuesday it must be pancakes. Here’s a flipping good recipe for pancakes, based on one of Delia Smith’s. For 12 – 14 pancakes Ingredients for the pancakes batter 110g (4oz) plain flour, sifted pinch of salt 2 eggs 200ml (7fl oz) milk mixed with 75ml (3fl oz) water 50g (2oz) butter […]