In which we pretend we’re BFFs with Simon Rimmer

Doing Daily Brunch with Ocado is basically an elaborate ruse so we can hang out with our favourite chef, Simon Rimmer (and hopefully get him to cook for us). Yep, we’re shameless. But we got you all the inside gossip to make up for it.

You’re welcome, dear reader!

Q How did you get into cooking?

I’ve always been surrounded by food. My Mum and Dad are both good cooks and my Dad’s family are Italian, so we were surrounded by food all of our lives. Professionally, when I was at college and studied Fashion Textile Design, I worked in bars and restaurants like lots of students do and just fell in love with the industry.

I worked as a freelance designer for five years and then, in 1990, I decided I wanted a complete change of career so I gave it all up, bought a restaurant and taught myself to cook. Continue reading

You’re invited to the #MrMenEvian Twitter party

We all know that it’s important to keep kids hydrated, but how do we encourage them to be more excited about drinking water than sugary drinks? We want your ideas.

Along with Evian, we’re sponsoring the BritMums #MrMenEvian Twitter party on 6th November from 1-2pm. Join us to share your tips – you could win one of 10 £25 Ocado vouchers just for joining in. Continue reading

Your guide to the perfect duvet

Cold, blustery nights are setting in – now’s the time to ditch your light summer bedding and opt for something that will keep you cosy. But what to choose?

Filled bedding products come with a number of different fillings which all have their own specific properties and can affect the quality of your sleep. Here’s a guide to some of the different types available.

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Five top eco products for your baby and how to win them

This competition has now closed and the winners contacted

This week we focus on giving your baby a greener start, and have asked our baby buyer, Amisha, to select her favourite Ocado eco brands for new parents.

New Baby? Congratulations! Home delivery (no pun intended) has never been more convenient when you have a new baby. From nappies and wipes, through to washing liquids, stuff just got BIGGER and HEAVIER.

When a baby arrives in your house and heart, you really become aware of how your shopping impacts the environment now and in the future.

I have chosen some of my favourite brands that will ensure your new arrival has a small, lovely footprint on the Earth without you giving up performance and convenience.

 

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