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The Hike

A gentle stroll in the park. Well, actually a pretty long stroll for a 4-year old who did remarkably well – all things considered. We planted the idea a few weeks ago. I can’t remember what got us talking about it but I mentioned how much I loved walking in hills and mountains. I guess…

By Allergendad 4th July 2020 0

Veg, glorious veg

We’re a few weeks into our weekly vegetable delivery boxes from Riverford now and I’m loving them. We’ve increased our order every week and I don’t think we’ve let a single item go to waste yet. Furthermore; we’re definitely spending less at our weekly supermarket shop. It hasn’t been long enough to work out whether…

By Allergendad 26th May 2020 0

Veg Box

I can’t really believe we’ve never done this before, considering the amount we cook from scratch and the reliance on fresh fruit and vegetables for our various diet requirements. However, the lockdown conditions have forced us to reconsider our food delivery options and when a delivery slot became available through a well reviewed local company…

By Allergendad 18th May 2020 0

Hever Castle

A grand day out. What a lovely Sunday with the family. We’ve been getting a bit frustrated the last few weekends. Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis and another weekend of wind, rain and generally miserable weather have seen us truly test our list of ‘101 things to do on a rainy day’. Ironically we’ve set ourselves…

By Allergendad 13th March 2020 0

Vegan Cheese

I make no apologies for this but I’ve only gone and done another one… Free From Humour now has its second episode! Alan and I made the (frankly foolish) decision to review vegan cheeses. Lets be straight here: I can’t stand cheese and Alan hasn’t had real cheese for 15-odd years! We are the least…

By Allergendad 11th March 2020 0

Beautiful Italy

Piglet has been invited to a pizza making birthday party. Yep, that’s right… Little Piglet who only yesterday was a baby I used to rock to sleep in my arms is now getting invited to birthday parties. And not any old birthday parties; ones that involve making pizza! The location of this party is Beautiful…

By Allergendad 5th March 2020 0

Organix

Shock horror! An Allergen Dad blog post about kid’s food – specifically those without certain allergens! It’s almost as if I’ve remembered what this blog was originally intended to do… We’ve been buying Organix products for years now. They’re pretty common place in most supermarkets – increasingly taking up a significant part of the colourful…

By Allergendad 8th February 2020 0

New Year

Happy New Year to you all! It’s here – the 2020s! It seems like only yesterday we entered this millennium. I remember that very fondly; drinking Champagne (possibly for the first time) on a hill overlooking the fireworks in Central London. This New Year’s was a little bit, um, different… At home, trying to learn…

By Allergendad 20th January 2020 0

Vegan Explosion

No, this isn’t the joke about an explosion in a milk-free cheese factory (“de brie” everywhere)… 2020 looks like it’s set to be the year of the vegan. Coffee shops and restaurants seem to be stumbling over themselves to roll out vegan menus for Spring. KFC have launched a vegan mycoprotein ‘chicken’ burger; Gregg’s have…

By Allergendad 19th January 2020 0