Celebrate Chocolate Week

So here it is chocolate fans, the week of all weeks. Chocolate Week! 15th - 22nd of October. That's seven full days of pure indulgement. Wispa, Dairy Milk, Topic, Crunchie, Twix, Mars, Snickers KitKat, Green & Blacks. OMG, so many bars so little … [Read more...]

Yummy Autumn Plum Crumble

Sticky sweet plums are one of my favourite fruits for this time of year and when baked, especially in a crumble make for one of the cosiest desserts ever. Team with custard, cream or even ice cream or add chunks of Rhubarb for a sour kick. Maybe even a … [Read more...]

Your Daily Bread

Our fuss-free no yeast bread recipe is great when you're short of time or in an emergency situation. Its a variation of soda bread and uses baking powder and milk rather than buttermilk and bicarb. You can make a vegan version using soy or nut milk and … [Read more...]

Vegetable Bake Brilliance

Nothing beats a huge vegetable bake to help break up mid-week meal boredom. Its one of those dishes where you can practically add any veg that you have and need to use up. Spice it up by adding chopped tomatoes and some chilli flakes or serve it as is, … [Read more...]

Lovely Leek Soup

From the allium family and the skinny cousin of the onion, garlic and shallot. Leeks are really versatile and in season. Our Lovely Leek soup serves four and can be used as a starter or as a quick mid-week meal when your not looking for anything heavy but … [Read more...]

Tally Ho For Pimms Lollies!

Serve these naughty little Pimms lollies instead of a bigger dessert at a summer barbecue and you'll be the hostess with the mostess. Remember you'll need lolly sticks and lolly moulds. Alternatively, you can use larger shot glasses as the moulds: place … [Read more...]

Courgette you can with Gratin

This simple gratin makes a great side dish for well anything really. It’s creamy and full of summer flavour without being too rich. Serve with a big salad for a light supper. Or as a side dish with grilled chicken or BBQ fish. Preparation time is less … [Read more...]

June Means Strawberries

Strawberries are no doubt summer's stand-out sensation, but it's just not tennis without the rest of the seasonal berries. Broad beans, tomatoes and fresh peas are also unmissable in June too. Although I'm a cheese and pickle girl at heart, Id never say … [Read more...]

Allergy Friendly Easter Treats for Families

When you need to cater for a family member with allergies Easter and Christmas can, let's face it, be awkward, to say the least. Given that both holidays centre heavily around food it's never any fun if you or your child feel left out. Our Allergy … [Read more...]

Eye Eye The Ivy Cafe Blackheath Arrives…

Over the years we've seen many excellent cafes and restaurants open up in Greenwich and Blackheath. We've also seen many excellent cafes and restaurants, sadly close. When this happens, though there's always a frisson of excitement about what will come … [Read more...]

“Clean Your Plate” Is Not Always The Way To Go For Healthy Kids

Like most parents, we want our children to be healthy and active, and we all know that children look to their parents to guide them and show them the way. However, not everything we learnt from our parents is what experts would consider being most … [Read more...]

Lamb One Pot Wonder

This Greenwichmums Lamb One Pot Wonder is a little lighter than most hotspots and a perfect pick-me-up on a cold autumn day. It takes around an hour and a half and makes a great dinner option! We rejigged a Nigel Slater recipe to suit our own taste and … [Read more...]

8 Tips to Save Money on the Family Shop

Save Money on the Family Shop The average family's shopping bill is usually one of the higher numbers on family budget sheets. There can also be an enormous difference in what each family spends on their shopping, depending on factors, such as the size … [Read more...]

Four of the best Pick Your Own Farms local to Greenwich

With Wimbledon now over, I woke this morning with a full-on craving for lush sticky strawberries and cream. Not the little ones that you can just pop on a cupcake, but the ones that are super large and take about three mouthfuls to eat. It got me … [Read more...]

The Charismatic Café for Quality Coffee

We’re delighted to announce the re-opening of the White House Café at St. Mary’s Gate in Greenwich Park. This charming Grade II listed lodge, has been redecorated and now boasts huge comfy sofas, an activity table for children, baby changing … [Read more...]

What is Artisan Pasta?

Casa Grande's organic artisan pasta is made by applying traditional methods, from the moment we choose our ingredients, to the way the dough is mixed, how the different shapes are made produced and through to the drying process. Artisan pasta is just … [Read more...]

Good Food in Greenwich

Good Food in Greenwich is a partnership of individuals, organisations & businesses working towards a fairer, healthier, more sustainable Greenwich. Our vision is to grow, produce, prepare, share and celebrate good food that is healthy, sustainable … [Read more...]

Need something special for Fathers Day?

Blackheath Cooks have a fun morning planned on Saturday 20th June where children can bring along their Dads, Grandads and Uncles along to make homemade pizza and garlic dough balls to enjoy together around our kitchen table, plus some delicious chocolate … [Read more...]

Spring Kitchen Saver Recipes from Blackheath Cooks!

When the weather’s still a little cold and miserable we just want warming up with good, home cooked food that’s quick to make and healthy too. We are always looking for new recipes to feed the family – we don’t want anything that’s too fiddly, takes … [Read more...]

New Kid Al Pancino

Italian food & coffee lovers hold on to your hats - a little bird tells us that this week or maybe even today.... Al Pancino in Stockwell Street will open. Based on the old Spread Eagle restaurant site this completely refurbished Deli/Cafe and soon to … [Read more...]