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Barley Salad, 59p. Versatile, delicious and very easy to make

I haven't done a recipe for you for a while. I did a soup earlier this week using the juices from some boiled beef, miscellaneous veg from the fridge and some pearl barley. I looked at the container with the pearl barley in, and thought I may as well cook all this and...

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Bumps, crashes, walks and lunches. Are people out to get me?

Bumps I wrote in this post about how a friend had accidentally bumped into me. On Friday, I took the car up to the repairers and they did a lovely job. On Saturday, I picked it up again and we now have a beautiful, clean, shiny, sort of super waxed looking bumper...

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Fresh flowers, and silk ones – a comparison

Fresh flowers, and silk ones I like to have fresh flowers in the house. Not many, just the odd bunch. Last year, I bought a lovely display from Bloom, which makes high quality silk flowers. They are so realistic, that, to start with, I felt compelled to say 'you do...

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My first shower, shabby chic and old budgets

My first shower Earlier this week, the hard working plumbers changed our boilers over and I had the first shower using the new boiler. Well! The old shower was a mere dribble, I am invariably the second one to use the shower in the morning, and the heat had definitely...

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A new start, a shortened walk, a pub lunch and stubby onions

I'm sorry I haven't been around much during February, life has got in the way, as it has a habit of doing. I am cutting back on activities as Mike loves to go for a 5 mile walk, then lunch in the pub. I really like that too, but I need to create free days to do it in!...

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Creamy Walnut pasta sauce – LCHF if you want it to be

I absolutely love the walnut butter I first tried making recently, either honey smoked, as in the original, or plain. Convinced it would make a lovely pasta sauce, I had a little play. Asda don't sell sun dried tomatoes, so I've priced it at Tesco Creamy Walnut Pasta...

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Blooming fat demo’s

Blooming fat demo's? Well not quite! I've got three separate things to report and I was just playing with the title 🙂 Long lasting poinsettia In the middle of December, Mike and I were walking in Eastbourne. We had a little browse round the Christmas market there,...

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Two tins of tomatoes. Is there a difference worth having?

The Thrifty Lesley U3A cookery group met on Tuesday. We made Spinach & Ricotta Pasta, Green Lentil Shepherds Pie and Carrot and Sesame Burgers. Comparing The Two I also thought it would be an interesting exercise to directly compare two tins of tomatoes,  a tin of...

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