Walks, books and muesli

Walks, books and muesli

Took myself off for a 4 mile walk this morning. Just me, myself and I. I fancied some time on my own, just walking, so off I went. It was lovely. A good day for walking, sunny and warm, not too hot. It was the same one I did with DP a few weeks ago. Saw some lovely...
No Power Meal Plan – Couscous Salad 50p a serving

No Power Meal Plan – Couscous Salad 50p a serving

Well this first recipe tested ok, good start. It has quite a lot of oil in it to get the calories in. If you don’t need that, you could cut the oil down quite a bit. If you have it, you could use olive oil here. There are 2 servings of fresh vegetables per...
Lampshades, nails and meal plans

Lampshades, nails and meal plans

These are the lovely lampshades. The boxes had the opaque bulbs in, and I had bought 2 of the clear ones. The clear one went in last night to the one shade that was up and it isn’t particularly bright. I think that’s fine as there will be hidden LED lights...
Freebies, gardens, shades and stones

Freebies, gardens, shades and stones

I had two little parcels arrive today. One was the magazine, Woman and Home, the other was a packet of flavoured couscous. Both were freebies bagged over on LatestFreeStuff, or rather, from the daily email they send me with the day’s freebies up for grabs....
Roasted Vegetables in the Hole, 43p

Roasted Vegetables in the Hole, 43p

Arrgh, the pictures simply won’t size properly, it’s driving me nuts!     Doing some gardening today, I pulled up a self sown Pink Fir Apple potato that was in the way of the spinach and it had several little potatoes on, so I had those with my lunch. They...
Happy Solstice / longest day – what did you do?

Happy Solstice / longest day – what did you do?

The roses are just starting to look their best this week. This is a Jude the Obscure, beautiful fragrance, a real seasonal treat. I sprayed against black spot this year for the first time and they are really clean. They are usually riven with black spot and yellow...
Bannock Digestives, Meal Plan 9, 26p for 30 bannocks

Bannock Digestives, Meal Plan 9, 26p for 30 bannocks

We had a power cut this morning, which was a pain as I wanted to test a couple of recipes. It went off in the small hours for an hour or so, making the phone by our bed bleep very loudly every now and then to tell us it was running out of charge. Then it came on for a...

A simple Chicken Stir Fry, Meal Plan 8, 81p a serving

Finally, the last recipe for Meal Plan 8, a simple stir fry. This plan has taken months to finish. I have another one lined up ready to go, just need to check the nutrition 120g cooked chicken, 680g meat gleaned from a 1.3kg/£3.22 bird, 57p 200g egg noodles Asda 500g/...

An Eighth Day using Meal Plan 1 leftovers

Kathryn challenged me to do an eighth day using the leftovers from Meal Plan 1, or even a ninth.  An eighth is possible, but there aren’t enough calories available in the leftovers for another day after that. So, how about this Breakfast – make porridge...
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