New toy – Slow Cooker

My life is taking a small positive change, and I thought it a good idea to finally purchase a new slow cooker. I’ve had one before but it stopped working and was disposed of about 2 years ago. I kept the inside bowl because that would come in handy as an oven or serving dish […]

Slug-end

An organic way to protect your food crops from slugs With all this much needed rain comes the unwanted slugs and snails. Important for the food chain but sadly not ours. As an organic gardener I have needed to find an affordable but safe for the environment way of control. I have cut slits into […]

Easy food

Sometimes I really don’t fancy cooking, yet I want a cooked meal. Sometimes I’m too tired to both making a meal. For days like this I make a simple pasta dish. I boil a pan of water with some salt. When that boils I add enough pasta for whoever is needing to be fed. I […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stilton and cream

You can hide a lot in melted Stilton and cream. Today I’ve gently fried one chopped onion and some chopped mushrooms in a little unsalted butter. I then remove from heat, add a little salt, a chunk of Stilton and some double cream. Leave in the pan to slowly melt. Serve as a side dish […]