Mushroom stew with Opies Pickled Walnuts

When Opies asked me to create a recipe using pickled walnuts, I looked around for inspiration. I enjoy pickled walnuts but I’ve only ever had them on their own as part of a buffet. I’d never thought of cooking with them. When I looked for recipes, lots of people were using them with a meaty stew. I could see the attraction, the pickled walnuts would cut through a flavourful broth and give it some extra depth. A vegetarian stew with basic ingredients We’re vegetarian and eat vegan as much as possible. So, I decided to create a “meaty” stew that…

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Christmas gifts for foodies

If you’re looking for Christmas gifts for the foodies in your life, you’ve come to the right place. It’s easy to think that children can’t be foodies, but that’s not the case. My girls love food. Eating, cooking and watching anything to do with food. So, there are a few ideas here that are for adults only but there are also a few that would be great for little ones. Little Cooks Co Subscription Box My children love to cook but I really struggle to find the time to bake with them. The beauty of a subscription box is that…

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The Boxing Hare restaurant in the Cotswolds: Review

One of the most difficult things about travelling as a family with a dog is finding places to eat. Often, dog friendly restaurants are cheap and cheerful. Or the more upmarket ones don’t cater for children. It was a bit of a relief to discover The Boxing Hare at Swerford, near Chipping Norton when we visited the Cotswolds on a short break. Fabulous food in a welcoming, family friendly atmosphere. They have a lovely dog friendly area too. About The Boxing Hare It’s always refreshing to arrive somewhere I’m due to review and be greeted by someone who can’t wait…

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A family meal at Côte Worcester

Where is your go-to place for eating out with children? Côte certainly wouldn’t have been our first choice. Recently though, they’ve developed some fantastic activity packs for little ones, along with a children’s menu. Better still, they were really flexible with my two. One of whom is vegetarian, and the other has just started doing meat-free Mondays. Of course, she decided this after we’d booked Côte for a Monday. Children’s activity packs at Côte The most difficult thing for us about taking the children out to eat is keeping them entertained. For us, it’s an opportunity to teach them how…

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Staying hydrated and healthy with Rocks drinks

With the heatwave in full swing, do you worry about your children drinking enough? According to Rocks Drinks, 64% of us buy squash to make sure children drink enough. Nearly half of us check the ingredients to avoid artificial sweeteners. That’s why Rocks Drinks make premium squashes for families who want naturally sourced ingredients. These delicious, thirst-quenching drinks are bursting with flavour. We’ve been trying out the orange and blackcurrant varieties. Why are Rocks Drinks the healthier alternative? Anyone with children will know that you can’t compromise on taste if you want children to drink. If a child won’t drink…

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