Persian Ash-e Doogh recipe for cold winter months

I love Persian Ash-e Doogh and it’s part of my healthy living routine.

I love Persian Ash-e Doogh and it's part of my healthy living routine.

Eating out with baby at The Imperial, Low Fell, Gateshead

A busy schedule as a new mum over 40 means it’s been harder than usual to have family meals out. Yet when we did get around the table recently at The Imperial Restaurant, in Low Fell, Gateshead, it was brilliant and resulted in us sharing stories…

What to eat when you’re a new mum

Planning ahead is the key to success when it comes to eating well after having a baby, but these past few weeks have been really tough on this new mum over 40.

Planning ahead is the key to success when it comes to eating well after having a baby, but these past few weeks have been really tough on this new mum over 40.

New mum over 40 stops at Patisserie Valerie

With only a month to go until I’m back at work as a new mum over 40, I am really hoping that my little night-owl’s sleep pattern starts to rapidly improve. So what’s a pro-coffee mum with an eight-month-old baby (up several times a night) supposed…

A MUM’S LIFE: New mum stops for coffee – Olive & Bean, Clayton Street, Newcastle

These days when I leave the house I prepare for it like a Girl Guide and while I have everything in the bag as a mum over 40, I still cry out for a chat over a cup of coffee and a biscuit now and again.…

EATING OUT: Pani’s Cafe, High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne

Pani’s Cafe was originally set up around 12 years ago by two brothers from Sardinia. It was one of the first Italian style cafes in the city and food is as authentic as you can get without getting on a plane. So when my work colleagues from…

EATING OUT: Viona Patisserie, Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London

While some very fortunate women seem to shed the pounds after giving birth with ease, there are many others like me who don’t. I admit that it’s partly because I enjoy eating out and just can’t say no to shirini (sweets/cake) and partly because getting back…