A sparkling water wholemeal loaf

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...
Insomnia, a good read and Halloumi for dinner

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...
Home made sausages

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...
High fat or low fat, where do you stand?

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....
DIY Frugal Cleaning Recipes – guest post

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 greatist.com. I  like to use a vinegar spray in the bathroom, it really shifts that soap scum on the shower screen   DIY Frugal Cleaning...
Groombridge Place

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...
Beetroot burgers, 41p

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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