You say potato, I say …

Could the humble potato be a “food heaven” ingredient? Of course it can be but I never really thought about until I visited an amazing restaurant in Arequipa, Peru which uses potatoes in all of its main dishes. It was such a pleasurable dining experience that I feel the need to write about.It has also… Continue reading You say potato, I say …

Foodies guide to Lima, Peru.

  I’m sidetracking a little here in terms of  what I usually write about but as it’s half term I’m travelling around Peru. This blog is about ‘foodie’ delights and other exciting things do in Lima. Choco Museo is a great place to visit if you are a chocolate lover. They sell an interesting array… Continue reading Foodies guide to Lima, Peru.

Plane food.

  I first flew on an aeroplane when I was 24, a late developer in terms of travelling but that first flight to Spain changed my life considerably.I met my husband there and developed a passion to see the world and in particular to experience food cultures and understand social and religious beliefs that underpin… Continue reading Plane food.

World Mental Health Day October 10 2016. Resources for schools

World Mental Health Day takes place on the 10th of October every year. The theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day covers “psychological first aid”. There are lost of posters, resources and ideas available to support activities for this day on various websites such as : https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/your-organisation/events/love-hastings-love-yourself-world-mental-health-day-2016 http://www.youngminds.org.uk/helloyellow http://www.who.int/mental_health/world-mental-health-day/en/ As a teacher and… Continue reading World Mental Health Day October 10 2016. Resources for schools

Teaching about Hydration in schools.

Hydration is so important in helping concentration levels in schools. Here is a lesson plan. I use the textbook Food Preparation and Nutrition by Anita Tull and Gary Littlewood in the delivery of this lesson and the worksheets on the link below which refer to the BBC animation video on water and the hydration colour… Continue reading Teaching about Hydration in schools.

A food poem for National Poetry Day.

One of my favourite poems ever is Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. “Blackberry Picking” by Seamus Heaney Late August, given heavy rain and sun For a full week, the blackberries would ripen. At first, just one, a glossy purple clot Among others, red, green, hard as a knot. You ate that first one and its… Continue reading A food poem for National Poetry Day.