I can take no credit for this one as it has come directly from the Mr this sunny Sunday morning before we take on the traumas of a Morrisons shop, inlaw visit and garden harvest. It’s going to be a busy day and this is a great, sweet start to it. Using whey, this is […]Read More Smoothie #10: Pink Protein Power
A couple of weeks ago I was banging on, as I do, on Instagram about my general eatings and in particular on a favourite Gizzi Erskine recipe when a cyber buddy asked me if I rated her book Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts as she was trying to level out her eating but didn’t get […]Read More Cookshelf- Skinny Weeks & Weekend Feasts
There are lessons in life for all and from all things, however the lessons from trying to manage my new garden seem to have turned into something of a beating. It’s all going wrong. The WTF tree previously thought to be an apple is now heavily endowed with bright and utterly rotten plums, oozing with […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Cruel Summer
The last few weeks have been insanely busy with work and house repairs and family occasions of all flavours. Family occasions leads me to my birth month, which I share with both parental units (pretty selfish of them I think) and thus leads to annual busyness and diary synchronisation. This year I had it all […]Read More A Little Plug- The Loft at Sudbury
Show me a happy, relaxed gardener in my part of England at the moment and I will show you a man with only paving and pot plants. Consistent extremes of blazing sun and driving rain have caused exponential growth explosion that would have been a challenge to control if I hadn’t been working the last […]Read More Grow Your Own- It’s A Jungle Out There
I thought that watching George Bush Jr get a second term across the pond would be the weirdest, daftest and most baffling political decision I would bear witness to. And then, there was Brexit. It is obviously too late now to complain or campaign as the masses have spoken and landed the UK in some […]Read More Not in my name, and not on my plate.
There’s been far too much talk of weight loss and high fibre and firming up flabby bits of late so it is time we went back to some full on indulgence in these pages. Duck & Waffle is about full on indulgence. You will find Dan Doherty’s baby perched atop the Heron Tower in Bishopsgate, […]Read More Duck & Waffle
I should be writing this on the eve of my 12 week-end-of-the-road-NHS-weight-loss-plan-weigh-in but for numerous reasons that little nugget of joy has been bumped to next week. Instead I write to you from my sofa on the eve of just another Thursday, about five kilos lighter than I was at the start of this conversation […]Read More The Skinny Thing- Facing The Slip Ups.
As the late May Bank Holiday draws to a close I’m sitting back to enjoy the plethora of expected instagram shots of late night pub selfies, painful sunburn shots and of course BBQ updates. BBQ season is officially open and personally I’m thrilled to see so many people throwing themselves into the annual outdoor cooking […]Read More BBQ Bananas
*reader warning- more bad language than usual I’ve got a few days off the day job this week and today was always aside for completing my tax return so obviously, here we are with some garden updates! Spring has truly sprung now on the Essex coast which basically means regular rain and mildly chilly evenings […]Read More Grow Your Own! Pests, plagues and pretties.