Little things I’ve changed . . .

Little things I’ve changed in my kitchen habits to save the planet Sometimes it seems impossible to make a change that might have an affect in saving our planet and reversing the damage that is causing climate change. Well it is impossible; impossible on our own. Most changes have to come from governments. Or do […]

Thursday ramblings

It’s been a hard month or so. The weeks zoom by in a haze of ‘lockdown-trying-to-fill-time’ To be fair I’m struggling with the starting back to the new normal life. I’ve had so much to say but feel exhausted about trying to say what I feel. Trying not to think about family that need me. […]

Shelled !

It’s that time of year, the start to middle of spring. Well depending on what part of the world you’re in and certainly what part of the U.K. you might live. Having moved around from south to north, then middle, then south and now back up north. I can say that the spring certainly arrives […]

Morning coffee in the garden

It strikes me how lucky and privileged I am, we all are, to be able to just turn a tap to fill a kettle and make a drink. Anyone who has running drinking water are among the richest people on the planet. Between Christmas and New Year, we finally had a water meter fitted. Here […]

Spring with a tinge of winter

Out in my garden today the sun beat down making me ‘slightly’ think spring was here. A small step into the shade and the temperature drop was almost fridge like. Last weekend we had snow. Yet Saturday morning it was so warm I built up a sweat while litter picking. The long days are not […]

Homemade coleslaw

Today’s coleslaw is made from the following raw ingredients, chopped white cabbage, chopped red onion, grated carrots, grated beetroot, and a large dollop of homemade mayonnaise mixed with a large glug of virgin olive oil. Chilly and enjoy

Multi root veg mash

Just chop up a selection of root vegetables. Here I’ve used potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Cut the more dense veggies smaller than the ones that will be quicker to cook. Cover with salty water and boil until soft. Drain, add butter and mash

We are what we eat

Our bodies are made of what we feed them. Never before has it been so important to look after our bodies than now. What we put in will be the fuel for energy, regeneration of cells and our bodies defences system. I try and make all our food from scratch. To make one’s food is […]

We are what we eat

Our bodies are made of what we feed them. Never before has it been so important to look after our bodies than now. What we put in will be the fuel for energy, regeneration of cells and our bodies defences system. I try and make all our food from scratch. To make one’s food is […]

Pie topping

When making a potato topping for your choice of pie ( cottage, shepherds or for the above Quorn). Try adding other veg to the mash. I’ve used a selection of root vegetables and some mixed frozen veg. Mash as normal, top the pie, bake. Then top with a little cheddar cheese for the last 5 […]