Monthly Archives: September 2013


Fruit Consumption and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes 2

Fruit consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes: results from three prospective longitudinal cohort studies. Isao Muraki et al. BMJ 2013;347:f5001 (published 28th August 2013)  This recent study published in the British Medical Journal (28th August 2013) triggered a number of articles in the Guardian newspaper, questioning the health benefits […]

Fruit Consumption and Type 2 Diabetes

Snack Plate

Autumn Austerity and Keeping it Simple 2

I’m guessing mine is not the only family thinking about saving a few pennies after the glut of summer and before the festivities of Christmas. Also recently I’ve been giving some thought to the kinds of recipes I want to feature on this site, and how I might offer something […]


Alpro 1+

How much sugar is there in…

Alpro 1+ soya milk? This is affectionately known in our house as “giraffe milk”, not because it comes from giraffes but because, even though we should know better, we are still complete suckers for a good branding campaign (and there is a cute cartoon giraffe on the front of the […]


Food and the Five Senses

In the first two weeks of August my partner and I took our three-year-old twin girls to stay at the Kalikalos Holistic Education Centre on the Pelion Peninsular in Greece. We were there for their annual family fortnight, which I have written about in more detail elsewhere. The food at […]

Kalikalos