The Hydration Challenge- Day 1

Day One Normal work day, up at 0545, thrilled beyond measure to be back to the day job after a week long holiday. Predicted temperature: 31 degrees. 0750: Remembered my bottle, enjoyed bemused comments from co workers as to why I have ‘a salad’ in my drink. One slice of a lemon and one mint […]

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The Hydration Challenge!

Detox is an ugly and frequently misused word, especially when it comes to dietary matters. This blogger does not believe that various teas, herbs and juice cleanses do anything magical to ‘clean’ either your blood or your organs, and are mostly a way to make you cut down on processed food and drink more water.  […]

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Rhubarb & Gooseberry Jam

It’s been something of a pleasure this summer to start hauling in bumper bundles from the garden, especially when it seemed with the late frosts and recently ridiculous dry spell in the UK that a lot of my fruit and veg is either very behind or given up the ghost entirely. Not so with the […]

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Killer Gooseberry Chutney

A year or so ago I tried my luck with a couple of Hinnonmaki Red Gooseberry plants to fill in a space recently vacated by a big ugly Red Robin 70s kitsch shrubbery horror. I got about three cups of small berries from them last year, which went into a Christmas gin infusion that was […]

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Very Warm Chickpea Salad

Ah, summertime, when life is nought but Will Smith jams and over dressed lettuces. A pesto drizzled heap of rocket is all well and good but a girl (or a boy, crikey) cannot live on feathery greens alone. A girl/boy/fraggle doesn’t always want to cook loads in the hotter days either and this is when […]

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All Inclusive Salad

Most people remember their first proper couples holiday pretty fondly. Some return there every summer, anniversaries, honeymoons, the lot just to relive those heady sunscreen-scented days of early romance and short haul flights. Let’s be honest it’s hard not to have The Feelings when you’re off work and away from the inlaws in a climate […]

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Sweet Roast Onion Soup

Living in the joys of a modern cohabitation relationship, it’s not that often I need to come up with a decent meal for one. By decent meal, I don’t mean a weekday breakfast or a cheeky sandwich, but an actual meal that I want to pay attention to without it ruining my day. But once […]

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The Breakfast Club- Cobbles Kitchen

Where: Ogmore By The Sea, Bridgend What: Traditional and trendy fare, heavy on local produce How much? £10 a head for breakfast Overall:  Top notch, top marks, top everything Contact: 01656 646361 https://www.cobbleskitchen.co.uk/ Being regular budget travelers, The Mr and I are neither adverse nor strangers to a Cheap Hotel Chain Of Choice buffet of overdone […]

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