Beety Bean Burgers

  I had a middle-satisfaction level harvest from the garden last week of some pretty ‘rainbow’ variety beetroot. They have done well to survive this year after late frosts, constant bird attack and the recent heatwave and were pleasingly tasty so it seemed appropriate to give them a proper send off rather than just chuck […]

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Easy Home Tortilla Chips

I had some amazing nachos out for a dirty dinner date with the girls a couple of weeks ago, made with freshly deep fried tortilla strips and far too much cheese, they were incredible! We make tortilla chips at home a lot, not necessarily because they are that much healthier than shop bought ones but […]

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Rhubarb Vodka

This rhubarb vodka is without doubt one of my most satisfying grow-my-own concoctions to date. I’ve had a great crop of rhubarb this year and I love the stuff, I love the taste and the scent of it which I would quite happily perfume my house with if I could. Although it can be pretty […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 5

Day Five Day off for medical nonesense and outlaw visits Predicted High Temp: 33 degrees 0930: I am in the hottest waiting room in Christendom. Good tactic to ease strain on the NHS by killing off some vulnerables with heat stroke. Luckily I came armed with fluids. 500ml in. 1745: It’s been a hot one, […]

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The Hydration Challenge, Day 4

Day Four Too too effin hot but otherwise normal working Thursday. Predicted high temperature: 31 stupid un-air-conditioned degrees. 0808: At my desk, first bottle cracked along with an essential caffeinated hot drink. 2022: craptastic day of hissy clients and Diva Boss Man. Lost all track of everything after bottle no 2 and don’t really care. […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 3

Day Three Standard working Wednesday. Predicted High Temperature: 31 degrees horrible sweaty celcius 0625: Woke up incredibly thirsty, it was a hot night, 250ml on the ticker before breakfast. 0800: More water cooler hilarity from colleagues at how posh I am for having a slice of lemon in my water. I am truly part of […]

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The Hydration Challenge- Day 2

Day Two Standard work day. Predicted high temperature: 30 degrees 0950- I’ve been out of bed for 4 hours and not drunk any water. This cannot be good. On my second coffee though I vaguely recall interviewing someone once who went on about their addiction to routine and his insistence on drinking a full pint of […]

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Easy Quinoa Salad

It’s summer. It’s hot. Hot summer life is far too fleeting to spend ages in the kitchen but also one of the worst times to resort to cruddy over-salted convenience food too. I try to counteract the burgers and ice creams is by making up a couple of substantial salads to keep in the fridge […]

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