Meal plan 10 – Pea fritters and chips, 17p, vegan

Meal plan 10 – Pea fritters and chips, 17p, vegan

Had this for lunch today. It’s a dinner from Meal Plan 10.  I used a potato rather than frozen chips, as on the plan, as that is what I had. I chopped it up into chips, skin and all and dusted it with a pinch of garlic powder and tandoori spice, my favourite....
Loving Leftovers

Loving Leftovers

I couldn’t wait for Christmas could I! I succumbed and bought Hugh’s latest book. Am so glad I did, it’s his best yet. You may already know that I am a bit of a fan of his Hughness and have most of his books.  I love his style of writing, his...
A few wedding pictures

A few wedding pictures

We got married on 15th August, the 38th anniversary of our first meeting. We met through Dateline, remember that? For all you youngsters, it was the hand written version of online dating. That matching of our base values has held us in good stead over the years. The...
Shrieks, Draculas and Scary Monsters

Shrieks, Draculas and Scary Monsters

Blimey – I’m exhausted! Took 7 year old DGD back to her Mum and Dads early evening. She was dropping off in the car, and I wasn’t much better! New Husband was driving. On Monday we went to see the new Transylvania 2 film, in 3D. Very good,...
What a busy week!

What a busy week!

What a busy week it has been, had no time to blog! It started off on Monday with a U3A walk. We went around Exceat and across the Cuckmere meanders along the South Downs Way. Started off at Litlington, a charming East Sussex village that I had never visited before....

Miss-made recipes, insomnia and exercise

We had veggie lasagna at lunchtime today from Meal Plan 10 to test it out. All was going well, and layered it all up. Then turned round and saw the white sauce sauce still sitting on the hob! Damn! I considered dismantling and relayering it, but the pasta was too...

Auntie Louisa’s Chutney

Today’s recipe is from a reader, Tass Smith. Tass generously offered her chutney recipe when I said just how many apples I had picked from our little Fiesta Tree and was wondering what to do with them all.   This recipe came from my late Grandma’s good...
5 Things

5 Things

I was clearing out some Dropbox files when I came across an old Word doc from cheap family recipes times in a big old directory from then. I’ve changed it, added bits and lists and updated a couple of things, but I thought it might be interesting for all of us...
Bed time ice cream?

Bed time ice cream?

Dinner with friends and family last night was lovely, of course! Lots of chat and laughter. Got home very late and slept only fitfully, so am pretty tired today. It seems to be that if I miss what my system considers to be my sleeping ‘slot’, it gets all...
An apple harvest

An apple harvest

According to the weather forecast, we are due icy blasts, strong winds and frosts next week. So today, I thought I’d better harvest the last apple tree. It is a crisp green one called Fiesta and the harvest period is early October. They are just starting to drop...
Ever tried cooking your muesli?

Ever tried cooking your muesli?

Tried something new at breakfast this morning. I have watched a couple of Jamie Oliver’s new TV programme, Everyday Super Food, and there a few things that I liked the look of, and I ended up getting the book. I know, I know, I’m supposed to be getting rid...
5:2 Salmon Fish Cakes, 39p a serving

5:2 Salmon Fish Cakes, 39p a serving

When I was last in Aldi, I picked up a tin of their pink salmon. Wondering which of lots of things that can be done, I wondered what to do with it. I thought it could well price up to make fish cakes, which I love! So I had a little look at what I would need, and yes,...
Spicy curried hummus, 60p for a massive pot

Spicy curried hummus, 60p for a massive pot

Having made the curry yesterday using chickpeas, I had some cooked ones left. I didn’t measure them when I was pouring them into the saucepan as I wanted some leftovers. Well today, I decided to use those leftover chickpeas to make a hummus, but not a plain one,...
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