*86* puy lentils with aubergine, tomatoes and yoghurt

Except I used green lentils and buffalo mozzarella… BUT let’s rewind…. The recipe is from this book… … which is brilliant by the way… I had a couple of aubergines (eggplants, for you across the ocean) in the fridge which were about to die so I made an amended version of this dish. Also, can […]

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*79* Saffron and Lemon Chicken… and Jane Eyre…

I’ve been in a mega rut regarding food. Bored of cooking doesn’t even begin to describe it… mainly because whatever I cook I always get a comment or two, or three: I don’t like this, I prefer it the other way, why did you cook this, too cooked, too uncooked, I don’t like spicy, not […]

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*65* tuna and courgette fritters

You betcha. I mean… they’re fab and the recipe gives you loads so you can keep them in the fridge (or freeze them) and re-heat them as and when you desire. The recipe is from this book, “Lean in fifteen” by the Body Coach. Ahem… can’t say I have done his exercise plan… but the […]

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*58* Easter weekend in pictures

The weather was glorious. Finally. Spent a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon in a deserted College library… oh my god… terrifying… just weird… like the set of a scary movie. Had to get out of there. Fast. Missed No 3 and Mr away on hockey tour in sunny Holland. Easter Sunday meant lots of […]

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*57* a day in London

Yesterday I took a day out from College work and mum-duty to spend a day in London with my sister in law. We crammed a lot in and walked for miles and miles and it was so much fun. The weather was glorious for the first time in weeks too. First stop, the Serpentine Gallery […]

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*16* rocky road bars

Still in the middle of exam week. The boys are ratty, tired, fed up AND teenagers… there’s only one way to loosen them up and obtain a vaguely friendly grunt out of them: food. Food with chocolate. Enter the super quick and super delicious ‘rocky road crunch bars’ from Nigella Lawson’s book Nigella Express. (or […]

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*10* triple chocolate cookies

Buckwheat triple chocolate cookies. Note of warning: have a glass of cold milk ready because… hello… chocolate!!! You can find the recipe here. It’s really easy and quick. Probably as quick as eating the cookies when you’re done! A lot is done in the mixer (but you don’t have to… I’m just lazy)… but I wonder […]

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– 2018/191 – random Thursday

Is it me or it’s absolutely freezing out there? Today is one of those days I wished I had a rewind button, to start over, to shout a little less (although if you could see No 3’s bedroom you would actually give me a medal for my restrain… but still) and smile a little more… […]

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– 2018/162 – individual sticky toffee puddings

I had never heard of sticky toffee pudding before coming to England and because I’ve always been a chocolate girl it took me years to try it; that was a gross error of judgment.  It makes me sad to think of all the delicious puddings I’ve missed out on through the years. There are thousands […]

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– 2018/136 – small steps

As a family of five we drink a lot of milk everyday, probably 2 to 3 pints each day and sometimes more and I was starting to feel guilty about the amount of plastic we were bringing into the house.  Yes, we recycled it…. but… still… Stop drinking milk wasn’t an option and neither was […]

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