What to Grow in Your Garden this Winter

NB: This is a sponsored blog post – a collaboration between Roots and Toots and Screwfix. Newbie gardeners might think winter isn’t the time to plant. I’ll admit I fell into that camp too until I discovered that gardening is something you can do all year round. Apart from aesthetics, there are countless benefits of […]

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Kalleco: Saving the Planet One Straw at a Time

God bless, Instagram. For all it’s flaws, I love that you can learn and be inspired by so many positive, life-changing things. It’s been twelve months since that epic BBC documentary that explored the devastating impact plastic has on our marine environment, and which left many of us particularly conscious about plastic and recycling this year. […]

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7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie

NB: Review of The Ivy Norwich Brasserie. This post is a collaboration between Roots and Toots and The Ivy: The Ivy Norwich Brasserie provided dinner in exchange for an honest review. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 7 Things that Surprised me about The Ivy Norwich Brasserie 1917 to 2018: The century of exceptional food and hospitality that turned a […]

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Toast: A Guided Meditation

Buttery toast. One of life’s simple pleasures. But how many of us really taste everything when we eat? Not just when we’re eating toast but with anything we consume. I try to eat my food mindfully when I can – although that’s easier said than done with a small toddler waving spoons of mashed potato […]

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How to Make Elderberry Syrup

As many of you may have noticed, this year, my love of foraging has evolved into a passion for herbalism and hedgerow medicine, after an inspiring workshop I attended back in spring. I’ve been busy harvesting various herbs and flowers over the last few months, including poppies, daisies, elder, hawthorn, cleavers and meadowsweet, to name […]

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Banana Pop Lolly

I spotted this simple yet show-stopping recipe in The Guardian ‘Feast’ magazine a few weeks ago and have had heaps of fun with our three-year old making these. They’re effectively frozen bananas, which has we know taste a bit like ice cream when they’ve bee out of the freezer for a few moments. I’ve adapted the […]

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Laughter down the lanes: Bowling House, Norwich

Review of Bowling House – a cocktail joint, laid-back eatery and five-lane bowling alley, located on Dereham Road, Norwich. NB: This post is a collaboration between Roots and Toots. Bowling House gifted Roots and Toots this experience in exchange for an honest review. With a small person to look after, we don’t always manage much […]

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Strawberry & Star Anise Jam

Strawberry & Star Anise Jam It’s the end of the strawberry season, and time to jar up some summer sun for the winter.     I’m a lover of homemade jam with a twist. The combination of strawberries and star anise is delightful. Delicious simply spread on toast and scones or add a dollop to […]

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