It shames me to say – for someone who’s brother, sister-in-law and nephew live in Barcelona – so slack am I that our 2.5 year old has never been to Spain. A paralysing fear of flying plays its part – Barcelona is a mere hop & a skip for the Easy Jet, its a 2 [...]Read More
As the GoodStuff tomato growing completion heats up I’m already turning my attention to what we might cook (if they ever grow)! So naturally I ask the boss (Emily, 2 years old). Me: What are we going cook with the tomatoes, Emily? Emily: “Doggy sauce please, Daddy (she’s having a polite day). And Rice. And [...]Read More
Don’t know if you have every been to Carcassonne in the South of France but it is pretty cool. All medieval Cathar forts, citadels, ancient river crossings and big looming walls – within which you find a maze of alleys and back streets festooned with cafes, restaurants, little clothes shops, book shops and so on. [...]Read More
Through a combination of new babies, toddler tantrums and work overload I have struggled of late to get a recipe together for Vanesther’s Recipes for Life Challenge over at her blog Bangers & Mash . Each month she is calling for tasty, wholesome and easy-to-cook recipes that revolve around just three main ingredients. The best of these recipes will be [...]Read More
This month the culinary planets have momentary aligned in our house. It’s the British Asparagus Season which to my mind is the finest of foodie seasons. It also just-so-happens, that our two year old Emily absolutely LOVES Asparagus. I’m not sure why she loves this particular veg, but I’m not complaining. Our little girl is [...]Read More
Lets start with a disclaimer. Any mistakes, inappropriate swearing, slurring, long pauses or digressions in this post are not my fault. Its week 2 in the company of our new baby girl and week 2 of sleeplessness, long long nights and achey rocking arms. Week 2 of finding Samuel L Jackson reading “Go The F*ck [...]Read More
I’m not having it. I am just not having this daffodils-up-blue-skies-spring-is-here feeling taken away by what looked very much like a flurry of snow this afternoon and an icy blast. Winter was ok. Pretty cool in the end, after all that wet stuff up front. But the springyness of the last couple of weeks has [...]Read More
Welcome to the Good Stuff Matt & Corpy’s happy home for blogging and such like – mainly about food, baking and eating…but occasionally we just meander off into other stuff we like.
In case you are wondering who we are – we became good mates over beer and student sandwiches back in the heady days of mid-1990′s South East London. Fast forward nearly 20 years and 140 miles to the West – both of us found ourselves become Dads at around the same time. Swapping beer and carelessness for nappies and purees. Roll forward another 2 & a bit years and here we are with Matt celebrating the arrival of his second daughter and Corpy awaiting the imminent arrival of the next bundle of joy.
Food, cooking and baking have always been things which interested us both – so once those mad few months of being a new parent had subsided and the brilliant world of weaning came into view- naturally enough we started trading recipes. As our little people have grown (by god do they grow fast) we have gone from blended slushy stuff to more textured stuff to now pretty much full on baking and full meals.
Neither of us can really remember why blogging our stuff felt like a good idea – in truth it was probably being inspired by other great parent bloggers (see our links page) and getting so much cool advice from parent tweeters. Its such a great community out there that being involved just felt like the right thing to do.
We hope you’ll find our recipes and blogs useful. Not being the sorts to follow the rigorous science-style-meal-planning we’ll apologise upfront if its a bit tricky to understand how we’ve ordered the stuff on here. We’re currently doing a bit of an overall to make navigation a bit better – but following us on @GoodStuff4Kids on twitter is a good way of keeping in touch.
Matt & Corpy – firstname.lastname@example.org