My name is Ben and I live in Reading, UK with my wife Lucy and our 2 kids. This website is all about MyDIYFood. Food that you and your family can have a go at yourselves. There will be basics like making your own bread and how to chop an onion all the way to trying to design and build an outdoor kitchen. (I have no idea how I am going to do that yet but it will be fun to try.) I want to encourage people to really just give it a go. Worst case you have a laugh with family and friends at your latest kitchen disaster. Best case you get to eat and share some amazing food and have a whole lot of fun in the process. Please share your successes and disasters with me and I will showcase the best and worst of them.
I have always really enjoyed food. (look at how much I am enjoying the pizza) Lately I have realised it may have started to become an obsession. I am aiming with this blog firstly to keep a record for myself of what I have done and tried and how I have got on. Also if anyone gets an inspiration to do their own Food DIY then that is a bonus. I can tell you that trying to make your own food can be cheaper, more fun and also you know exactly what goes into your food. (No accidental horse meat in my burgers.)
My little boy Heath also loves to cook so don’t be surprised if you see him popping up in photos and videos. He is only 2 at the moment and already has his own great ideas and his not so great ideas. I like to encourage him to give them a try as, who knows he might accidentally create the next big thing. (although his latest attempt was cold custard with cheese) My daughter is a bit young but it won’t be long before she is helping out too.
Please enjoy this website and feel free to get in touch with any ideas, comments or suggestions.