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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Grow Your Own! The Wind Down.

It’s nice, as we descend into the season of falling leaves and escalating rows about the central heating settings, to be able to say that I have really enjoyed my garden these past few weeks. In the real sense of just being out there and having s good time. In the earlier half of the […]

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Smoothie #9

Gardener’s Rescue- a quick filler in a break from battling the weeds when I’m also on damage control from some mass over indulgence yesterday. Really refreshing on a warm day, jazz apple gives it a pleasingly sharp zing. Boomboom Smoothie No 9 <250 calories Up to 5g protein Up to 5g fibre 5tbspns low fat […]

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Smoothie #7

In The Pink. I must confess to a slow start this morning but when Carlsberg make hangovers they are swiftly defeated, with this soothing sugar hit. Not one for the low carbers. Boomboom Smoothie No 7 Around 400 calories Up to 10g protein Up to 12g fibre 1 medium banana 1 small green apple 5 […]

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Smoothie #4

Back to Basics- an easy, fruity pick me up. Cinnamon is a great way to add depth and illusion of sweetness without piling on any more sugars- a great spice if you are trying to wean off a sweet tooth. Boomboom Smoothie No 4 Around 250 calories up to 7g protein Up to 8g fibre […]

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VIFC Meeting- Fruit!

I have been shamefully slow in the writing up of the May meeting of The Victoria Inn Food Club, and for this, well, lets pretend I have a good excuse and move on. The May meeting, as determined by the age old fail safe of drawing names from a hat, was fruit, and much like […]

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