In a treacherous world where so many columnists are throwing down their chopsticks to take up pitchforks against anyone who has ever suggested that food can be clean, I thought I'd say a few words about why I really like this book by the oh so photogenic Hemsley gals. I'm not sure when clean eating … Continue reading Cookshelf: Hemsley & Hemsley The Art of Eating Well
You may have noticed that in between the bitingly cold mornings there is a fair bit of sunshine and spring-like-action occurring at the moment. The evenings are lighter. The finches are back. It is gardening time, and this year I’m ready for it. The last growing season has been basically a long, hard learning experience … Continue reading Grow Your Own! Round Two
Following recent dietary requirements and a constant glut of the superfood-that-we-aren't-allowed-to-call-a-superfood-anymore Kale recipes, I have had several bashes at making my own kale chips at home. They are pretty simple to do, though you have to pay attention, and make a fine addition to any nibbles plate or weekend sports observation table. If, like … Continue reading Easy Kale Chips
I came up with this frankly brilliant dinner whilst trying to research a weight watchers friendly dish that I could feed to guests on a Friday night without violating the Geneva convention. One serving will set you back maybe 7 smart points or if you are on no count method no more than 3 of … Continue reading The Skinny Thing- Spicy Pilaf
It might seem an odd time of year to add to the gardening chapters, there was a scandalous dusting of snow over my poor car this morning for heavens sake who wants to be outside if they don't have to!?!? Actually, I do, and I have spent some good hours outside recently getting dirty and … Continue reading Grow Your Own- Oh But It’s Cold Outside!
What? Quality bistro, cocktails, modern bar menu Where? Church St, Colchester, CO1 1NF How Much? From bargain to blow out Overall: 11/10 http://churchstreettavern.co.uk/ I almost don't want to tell you about Church St Tavern, because it is my favourite spot in Colchester and quite frankly I don't want to share it. Tucked up just off … Continue reading A Little Plug- Church St Tavern
Right off the bat, I will confess proudly to being no kind of coconut scented veganuary detox guru. I eat meat, I'm overweight and I'm not sure how to pronounce 'quinoa'. That's not to say I don't see the benefits to this planet and all the bodies on it to eating plenty of plants, easing … Continue reading Are you going to eat….Jackfruit?