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 […]Read More Rhubarb Vodka
I started out today out cranky and hungry. It’s 9ish now and I can’t seem to wake up. I have half a mind that I’m getting a cold or something but I thought the same when I went vegan for an experiment a couple of years ago and it went away after a few days […]Read More NAS Challenge Day 4- Damnable Dextrose!!
sad editors note- due to my lack of attention skills the crisps I raved about in this post turned out to be stealth sugar holders. See later updates on that 😦 Urgh. Today. It was all going too easily! The pain of today is lunch out with Bestie, which obviously isn’t a pain in itself […]Read More NAS Challenge Day 3
One thing I have learned from joining various diet forums and net based support groups is that people behind a keyboard become great, brave, judgey bullies about diet and weightloss theory when they get to comment from a safe and virtual place. Log on to any diet app with a chat function and you will […]Read More Are You Going To Eat…..Clean?
Once again I am going to ask if you are reading this and you are diabetic that you please ignore anything I say and speak to your doctor about your sugar intake and no one else. No one! Ah, the sugar. Yesterday I noted a 45g allowance of sugar on the macros calculator I use […]Read More NAS Challenge- Day 2
OK here we are at the end of the first day of my no added sugar challenge and I have to say it wasn’t that challenging in the grand scheme of things. Yeah, I know I go on about cakes and sauces and chocolate and chicken wings all the time but Monday to Friday I […]Read More NAS Challenge- Day 1
So, in brief, I’m going into this week with the challenge ahead to avoid all added sugar in my eatings. Why? Well, the summer is dwindling, the salads and ice water appeal is dropping with the temperature and with longer nights and festive parties on the horizon it is the time of year when my […]Read More The Skinny Thing: NAS Challenge
First off, if you are diabetic or think you are, then please don’t take any of this on board, you don’t do carbs like other people do. See a doctor, don’t listen to me. Second first off, let’s actually define a ‘Carb’ because the diet and health conscious world we now live in is carbs […]Read More Are You Going To Eat…..Carbs?
It had to happen, right? I had to get something else edible from my first summer of amateur cultivation? Well that something turns out to be carrots, Nantes 5 carrots specifically and I am still reeling in the thrill of that little harvest 2 weeks ago. After tiny onions, sludge ridden herbs and desolated cabbage […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Triumph of Carrots!
It was anniversary day in the household yesterday (aaaaaaaaw) and afer much deliberation we concluded on celebrating 5 years of uninterrupted togetherness with a seaside walk and retro shop visits followed by a steak dinner and syndicated dinosaur themed blockbuster movie. Hooray! Smiths of Brightlingsea provided some stonking ribeyes and a quick leaf through my […]Read More Quick Steak Sauce