Honey & Chilli Glaze

Just a quick one for now…. I ❤️ honey. I really do and I’m so fortunate that I can get good local honey from where my work office is in Upshire. Local bees collecting pollen from local flowers and the resulting honey travelling just 5 miles before consumption in my home. Now, tonight is Pork…

Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

Cabbage

Sometimes we overlook a basic ingredient. We try to jazz it up too much, add herbs, spices, braise it in wine, just mess around with it so much it looses its real quality. For me cabbage is one of those vegetables that I feel we often loose our way with. Too often cabbage brings back…

Beetroot

For as long as I can remember I have hated beetroot. Actually not hated but detested! Whether it was fresh, boiled, pickled, in a salad or whatever. I DON’T LIKE IT! But after hearing constantly about all the benefits of beetroot, how good it is for you I thought there must be a way I…

Sausages….. Square Ones!

As some of you know I am a real foodie. I love food. Nearly all food, sadly I can no longer eat shell fish but everything else can be chopped, cooked, made with love and I’ll eat it! With that in mind and a total lack of self control I find myself back on the…

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yep I know I’m not really giving a recipe here but this afternoon I had the urge to make an American style grilled cheese sandwich for our foster daughter. Normally I pull out the toastie maker, load in too much cheese, wait 20 minutes for it to heat up then have to spend 30 minutes…

Easy Chicken Soup

I love a good soup! Be it a decent tinned soup that we turn to for comfort or a posh carton soup for decadence, soup is a real go to comfort food. Before my SlimmingWorld journey I would often just reach for a tin of tomato soup and consume it with a huge cheese toastie….

Cooking with the Senses

Or in other words how to inspire your friend by teaching her a basic white sauce. As you know from my previous post Know Your Onions and Garlic I was teaching my friend Colette the fine art of listening to your food. It got me thinking that every time I cook, I rarely follow a…

Slow cooker Pork

I love my slow cooker but we have had our fair share of disasters together. Mainly dried out chicken or meat that’s so soggy you could wrong it out! But it’s never stopped me trying. This is a deliciously spicy dish that’s slimming world friendly. If you are not following slimming world it’s less fiddly…

The journey continues……. So, last night, I was going to blog but Jet Lag claimed me….. I can never understand how no matter what you do to avoid it, Jet Lag WILL get you.  It’ is however a small price to pay for visiting Los Angeles. This was one of my favourite views from our…