Paddy Cooks… Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine

    The 8-year-old kid chef has been back in the kitchen this week – several times, in fact. Keen to hone his skills and to continue making good, tasty food for the family, he decided to create this recipe. We are certainly not complaining as it really is delicious. At this rate, Paddy’s plans… Read More

Paddy Cooks… Gennaro Contaldo’s Tuna Gnocchi

  For Christmas Paddy received a number of cookery books including a couple written by his hero Gennaro Contaldo (as well as a couple more by second favourite, Jamie Oliver). It is Paddy’s dream to one day be the chef of his own restaurant. He also wants to write his own cookery book and send… Read More

The Magic Door Store: Bringing Fairies to Life

        Having three little girls there has been no shortage of stories about fairies in our house. Sometimes they’re recreating a film they’ve seen but more often that not they’ll come up to us and tell us their own tales from their imagination. It’s lovely to see how their brains work and… Read More

Discovering Bellavita Italia: Gastronomia Il Ceppo

  Our family foodie trip in assocation with Bellavita Expo is drawing to a close. We have been so honoured to have been given the opportunity to visit some of northern Italy’s finest food producers during our six weeks here and it is something none of us will ever forget. Our final visit was to… Read More

Discovering Bellavita Italia: Barduca Organic Salad Farm

  Our family has been very lucky to be invited to look behind the scenes of some of the best artisan food and drink producers in the Veneto region of Italy and this trip was certainly no exception. The Barduca family run their organic farm which provides pre-packed salads and herbs throughout Europe. You may… Read More