Wonderful Wednesday 20 June 2018

It’s still important to make note of the little things 🙂 Here’s what’s made me happy this week: 1. Time. I feel like my life has calmed down a lot lately. I’m no longer chasing my tail and feel I have more time. We’ve made a family decision that, within the bounds of our comparatively…

Wonderful Wednesday 30 May 2018

Hello and welcome to another Wonderful Wednesday! Without further ado, here’s what’s been bringing a smile to my little face this week: 1. Iced coffee. I’m not sure I really like coffee. I like the idea of it. I LOVE the smell of it. But after I’ve taken a deep inhale of that wonderful aroma…

Beetroot Dip

How many dips can one blog have? Well regular readers will know I just can’t resist a good chunk of bread and a dip for lunch. An easy, tasty, portable lunch. And perfect for al fresco dining, which I’ve been doing a lot of recently. Not much to this one as usual – just blend…

Wonderful Wednesday 2 May 2018

Happy midweek everyone! It’s the lushest, greenest, fullest time of the year and it’s pretty bloomin’ lovely up here in the North. I’m all for finding the lovely little things that make me smile and remembering that I’ve got a whole lorra loveliness to be thankful for. And here’s what made the cut this week:…

Carrot and Peanut Butter Dip

Another day, another dip. And it’s a goodie (but aren’t they all?) This is a yummy combo of sweet carrots and garlic, whizzed up with a flash of lime juice and some unctuous peanut butter. Enjoy! Carrot and Peanut Butter Dip (serves 2 greedily, 4 moderately) 6 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into chunks 2…

Wonderful Wednesday 25 April 2018

Eh Oh ladies and gents. Hope you’re all fine and dandy on this lovely jubly Wednesday. It’s apparently the most depressing day of the week. Too far from the last weekend and too long to wait until the upcoming weekend. I can believe that. And so I’ll be forever grateful to Sally for giving and…

Minestrone

It’s a good time of year for a big bowl of filling soup methinks. Maybe it’s just me (?) but I’m starting to want to eat lots and lots of veggies and move more and drink less and etc. etc. etc…. But let’s not be BORING about it shall we? This soup will encourage the…

Wonderful Wednesday 11 April 2018

This week’s left me feeling fulfilled and stimulated… but oh so tired! We’ve been hip hopping around the country, seeing friends, spending time with family and it’s all been lovely, but now I’m ready for a few peaceful days to pitter and potter around the house again. Ying and yang innit. Speaking of which –…

Wonderful Wednesday 28 March

Happy Wonderful Wednesday everyone. What’s been happening? I’m collecting all kinds of happy thoughts this week after a BUSY spell. I really don’t like being busy. I like to catch my breath each day and notice what I’m doing. I was once making arrangements to be picked up by someone on the way to a…

Root Veg and Blue Cheese Traybake

I feel like I’m making a lot of traybakes at the moment. They’re just SO easy. Easy like chucking something in the oven and leaving it totally alone to do its thing, rather than easy like boiling and frying things quickly. The trouble with boiling and frying is that while it’s EASY, it’s not really…

Wonderful Wednesday 14 March 2018

It’s supposed to be #wonderfulwednesday but this week’s been pretty awful. Exhaustion, illness, stress and the odd panic attack have all featured, as has the odd retreat into a couple of wine-dazed stupors to combat all of the above. But that’s what this is about isn’t it? To find the fun among the grot? To…

Corned Beef Hash

I make this fairly often, as I like to have a stash of storecupboard suppers I can whip out in emergencies. Or sometimes, not emergencies, but when one wishes to be both frugal and filled up with yummy deliciousness. And this IS delicious. Ok it’s corned beef, not going to win any awards for being…