I’m mum to Nicholas, a gorgeous and energetic five-year-old, and my beloved angel Sofia, who should have been a vivacious and adorable eight-year-old. I’ve always loved feeding people, but don’t enjoy mundane day-to-day cooking (sometimes it can take me all day to think of what to cook for dinner!).
Now I have the extra challenge of making sure Nicholas is fed as nutritiously as possible, while developing a healthy love of food. He has the opportunity to experience so many more culinary delights than I (an Aussie) and his Sardinian papà ever had at his age. But the challenge is, with so much choice, what do I feed him without it taking hours of preparation or cooking?!
I hope to fill this blog with healthy recipe ideas for babies, children and busy grown-ups that are quick and easy as well as tasty. There will also be some ideas for time-saving in the kitchen and I’ll happily review products related to healthy eating.
I want to be as clear as possible, although my cooking style tends towards using my eyes and mouth rather than using precise measurements. I always hate it when others are vague about quantities and cooking temperatures and cooking times, so I’ll try my best, but please forgive me if I’m a bit vague and feel free to ask if something’s not clear. Whatever comments you have I absolutely love to read them.
When I’m not thinking about food, I’m thinking about words, and I’m a bit obsessed with using language correctly and dream of a world where everyone knows how to use a semi-colon! After Nicholas was born I decided not to go back to lecturing in English, and started my own editing and writing consultancy (Editing Angel). If you ever need webcopy written, a CV reworked, a novel edited, blog posts written or help with pretty much any type of written text whether big or small, get in touch (or tweet me for some free advice).
I first started blogging to ease the pain after my daughter died at the start of 2008. Thankfully the need to blog about my grief journey lessened after Nicholas was born, but occasionally I still post at Where are the Clowns.