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. […]Read More The Hydration Challenge!
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 […]Read More Rhubarb & Gooseberry Jam
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 […]Read More Killer Gooseberry Chutney
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 […]Read More Very Warm Chickpea 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 […]Read More All Inclusive Salad
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 […]Read More Sweet Roast Onion Soup
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 […]Read More The Breakfast Club- Cobbles Kitchen
A couple of weeks ago a Facebook marketing pop up got the better of me and I clicked on a random ad for Purition- a wholefood based protein supplement that various sinister AI cookies decided I might like. I was maybe hungry, I was maybe vulnerable to suggestion and I was definitely sick of the […]Read More Trial and Purition.
I remember going to uni as a naive 18 year old and being utterly horrified by the general gravitation of my cohorts in academia towards jarred, mass produced and frankly horrible pasta sauce. I understood that they were cheap, and convenient, and easily stored at room temperature in the back of a cupboard where they […]Read More Ultimate Pasta Sauce
I’m out for a treat lunch with some ladies today so a light breakfast option was in order. I always feel like a bit of a effort on breakfast at the weekend, as quite simply I have time to do something more than throw some PB on a bit of toast whilst simultaneously drying my […]Read More The Skinny Thing- Banana Pancakes