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A sparkling water wholemeal loaf

I spoke about a loaf in the oven yesterday. I still have LOTS of flour left from when I over ordered rather from Approved Foods. I have not been having that many flour based things lately so I thought I’d see if I could make a sparkling water loaf using some of...

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Insomnia, a good read and Halloumi for dinner

Had an ordinary day yesterday, neither slothful nor very active. No chocolate or any other caffiene. Went to bed at 10pm, as usual, read until 11pm, as usual, laid down to go to sleep, and stared at the ceiling for the next two and a half hours. At that point, I got...

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Home made sausages

I have been fancying for a while having a go at making sausages, and this week, I did just that. I was in Sainsburys and thought I’d get some pork to make some. I picked up a shoulder joint that had been reduced and looked at the back of the pack and it said...

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High fat or low fat, where do you stand?

There was a very interesting article in the New Scientist this week. It is talking about the evidence that a diet with carbohydrates at the level that the government currently recommends is one of the big reasons for the obesity crisis. I find the argument compelling....

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DIY Frugal Cleaning Recipes – guest post

The post today is a guest post. It has a theme of frugal cleaning, and a link to a very useful resource on the same subject on I  like to use a vinegar spray in the bathroom, it really shifts that soap scum on the shower screen   DIY Frugal Cleaning...

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Groombridge Place

On Bank Holiday Monday this week, I went to Groombridge Place with my eldest, her husband and daughter. Their special event was the Wizard of Oz. There were character actors in several different places. I want that huge greenhouse! We walked miles. Playing in the...

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Beetroot burgers, 41p

This is a new recipe I tried today, in our ongoing mission to have more purple portions – beetroot burgers. Packed full of veg and all the goodness that implies, and if it is of interest to you, it is vegetarian, vegan if you leave out the egg, and gluten free...

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Heathfield Agricultural Show

It was the Heathfield Agricultural Show today. True to form, the rain belted down overnight and was tipping it down when I got up this morning. The forecast was for sun later on, so fingers were crossed. The show is a big deal in the community, attracting thousands of...

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Veg, fish, steps, shopping and a demo

Freeze Dried I’ve been enjoying many different ways of using the dried vegetables and fruit. I’ve bought some onion powder, which has a pretty intense flavour, and I’m enjoying the idea of getting to grips with that, and topped up supplies of...

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Freeze dried fruit and vegetables. Tasty? Economical? Desirable?

I have been on a journey that began with Google and ended with kitchen experiments, and you know how much I love those! I have been making mueslis and granolas for a while now and one day a few weeks ago, I took a fancy to adding some of those dried raspberries you...

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Rubber Chicken (7) Fritters 47p a portion

Ages ago now, I started a Rubber Chicken feature, conjuring a total of 28 portions from 1 x £4.99 chicken. These fritters are part of that and are the penultimate recipe, still one more to go! Pick all the meat from the chicken carcass, then put it in a pan with some...

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Leftovers for lunch

We had a guest last night and had a roast chicken.  I picked all the rest of the meat off this morning and the carcass is simmering as we speak. I did some roast cauliflower and carrots to go with the chicken. The veg were drizzled with oil and sprinkled with tandoori...

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