food


Trying not to pass my food dislikes to my children 7

MadDad’s mum doesn’t like mushrooms and tomatoes, neither does MadDad. When you ask him he puts it down to the fact that he had never tried them until he was older and he doesnt like the texture, he never learned to like them. In fact between me and MadDad we have quite a few food aversions, but we have always ensured that we try not to pass these on to our boys.
Growing up I didn’t like turnip, but was made to have a tea spoon each Sunday on my dinner and told to mix it with my carrot or potato and I was expected to eat it. Guess what I actually like turnip now. With regards to veg, both the boys will happily eat their way though the garden, to which I am so thankful and I put down to the fact that we grow a selection in the garden.


Do your children eat fish? Fish is the Dish 4

My boys love fish. If we eat out it is what we order off the menu. In fact I would take fish over meat every day. Some thing the boys would too. When asked what they wanted to eat for their back to school feast they both chose sea bass, which made me happy and very sad at the same time. Why you may wonder, well seabass is £27 a kilo four times the price of steak and I was sure that I would ruin it whilst cooking it. This is one of the most comon reasons we do not eact fish, my fear of how to cook it and spoil it.


Proud, you bet I am 11

I read somewhere and for the life of me I can not remember where something about parents who’s children eat everything shouldn’t be smug.  Why?  Why can I let people know about the crap sides of my life, but not the good things? I am a proud mum and yes I am somewhat smug, my children are good eaters.  Is it down to me, yes it probably is.  I am happy to say that out loud.  My boys eat mostly everything I put in front of them nowadays, yes the do have foods they don’t like, but they are both happy to try new foods and are not in the slightest more »


My Philips Airfryer and National Chip Week 8

Yes it is national chip week in the UK this week and I love chips.  Not very modern I know, but I have to say that there are a real comfort food for me, as my Dad made the best chips in the whole wide world. We don’t have chips very often in The Mad House, partly as we don’t own a fryer and partly as we were spoilt as my mum had a Tefal Actifry so they were always a treat that we saved for visiting her. When I had lunch with the chaps from Philips at Christmas they introduced me to their new Airfryer and then I was lucky more »


1.7 million children under six do not eat breakfast 27

Yes, you read the title right, that is 1.7 million children under six who start the day with no food.  Shocking isn’t it?   1.4 million 6 to ten year old children don’t eat breakfast and 2.3 million 11 to 16 year old children also skip breakfast. So in total 5.4 million children in the UK do not eat breakfast. Couple that with the fact that £646m is spend by children on the way to school on snacks and fizzy drinks nad I think you get some idea of just how socked I was on Friday when I heard about these figures from Sara the dietitian at Kellogg’s Me listening intently more »