Wonderful Wednesday 8 February 2017

Happy Wonderful Wednesday! Hope everyone’s drifting along swimmingly during these cold February days. Here’s what’s made me glad and thankful this week: 1. A really long walk in the cold. We wrapped up warm and, armed with a big flask of soup, some crusty bread and a slab of homemade gingerbread (yes I am Darrell…

Wonderful Wednesday 1 February 2017

As this mid-week comes I’m feeling pretty thankful. Thankful that January’s over to be honest. It’s a difficult month, cold and dark, with little to look forward to in terms of the outside world, since Spring’s a few months away yet. February brings a little more cheer. It contains the school half term, more snowdrops,…

Super Quick Thai Green Stirfry Curry

This is one of those 5 minute meals that once you’ve cooked once – you’ll return to it again and again because it’s so EASY! Plus, healthy and delicious – what’s not to love? I tend to cook in themes. I’ll have good olde english pub-grub style food for days on end – think sausages…

Wonderful Wednesday 25 January 2017

Happy Wonderful Wednesday one and all! How are you today? Hope noone’s succumbed to the January blues yet? Here’s what’s made me smile over the last few days: 1. The crisp icy weather at this time of year. I can usually find something to enjoy with most seasons, but these icy cold January mornings are…

Meal Planning Monday 23 January 2017

Monday Lunch – Cottage Cheese with Chives and Tomato on Crackers Monday dinner – Extra Veg and Extra Easy Spag Bol Tuesday lunch – Cottage Cheese with Chives and Tomato on Crackers Tuesday dinner – Weeknight Roast Chicken and Vegetables Wednesday lunch – Hummus and Oatcakes Wednesday Dinner – Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew Thursday…

Wonderful Wednesday 18 January 2017

Howdy y’all! Hope your week is spiffy doodley so far. Mine has been tinkling on fairly quietly, which has been lovely. Here’s what made it extra-special: 1. Dossing around at the weekend. We had one of our oldest friends over to stay – the kind who become family many years ago. No need for proper…

Mediterranean Chicken Stew

I haven’t posted about chicken for a while. I usually forget how good it is each time I make it, and the other night was no exception. I think you really have to buy ‘proper’ chicken though. By that I mean one that tastes of bird, rather than just sweetish protein. This 2kg corn fed…

Meal Planning Monday 16 January 2017

Another week, another mealplan. We indulged at the weekend so it’s time for a few more vitamins and a bit less chocolate pudding. Here’s what we’ll be noshing away at this week: Monday lunch – Easy Kimchi Salad Bowl Monday dinner – Mediterranean Chicken Stew (to be blogged soon!) Tuesday lunch – Cottage Cheese and…

Meal Planning Monday 9 January 2017

It seems like ages since I did one of these! Christmas disappeared in a blur of roast potatoes and cheese. Mmmm roast potatoes and cheese – has anyone tried that combination before? Must add to meal plan… Anyways – here’s what we’re having this week! Monday lunch – Cheese (and that’s the Christmas cheese Finally…

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Ah stew. My favourite thing to cook. I love everything about it. Planning flavour combinations; shaking  up the theme (hence a Moroccan inspired version today); adding alcohol (of course); providing enough texture contrasts and working out how to pack them full of as many veggies as possible. It’s a therapeutic way of whiling away an…

Wonderful Wednesday 4 January 2017

Well if that’s not a sign of new beginnings I don’t know what is. But believe it or not – that picture is from LAST week in DECEMBER! Snowdrops in December. Either I’m very green fingered or that’s global warming and a lorra lorra compost at work. And without further ado – to the other…

Ham and Brie Salad

Time for something fresh and juicy for lunch, or a light supper. I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a ton of cheese in my fridge, and rather than scoff it on crackers after dinner, I thought I’d make the most of it by placing it centre stage in this zingy salad – along…