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…

Wonderful Wednesday 21 February 2018

I’m writing this Wonderful Wednesday post on returning from a blissful week in the Scottish Highlands, where the sea sparkled and the sand shone. Now it’s back to normal, but that’s not really so bad, and there are plenty of happy things to notice, if you take the trouble. 1. The birds are back! Their…

Wonderful Wednesday 7 February 2018

Top of the morning / afternoon / evening to you on this cold cold Wednesday! I’ve been freezing my little socks off this week, due both to the cold outside and the fact that we chose this week to have a NEW BOILER installed! On the coldest day of the year! Nuts! But we are…

Wonderful Wednesday 31 January 2018

Wow – even January is whizzing by for me this year – anyone feel the same? Maybe it’s because the weather hasn’t been quite as atrocious as usual! Here’s what’s made me happy this week: 1. Getting out on a good long walk. We walked all the way along Grasmere’s shores a few days ago,…

Wonderful Wednesday 17 January 2018

Hello folk and folkesses how are we all today? It’s been another whirlwind of a week, but not in a bad way. I’m feeling pretty happy of late. I’m finding myself in the world again after a sleep-deprived state of weirdness following the birth of my little girl a few months ago. I’m remembering what…