Dinners

Dhal

Indian food is so rich and full of flavour. I am sure I don't do it justice but I still have a whirl with the easier stuff. This is one of those easier recipes. It is a great starter recipe to build your confidence. The lentils are great for protein and fibre. The tomatoes, onion,… Continue reading Dhal

Lifestyle

What I Eat on a Walking Day

My walk this weekend was only about 4 miles so not enough to be concerned about eating lots of extra calories or snacking during the walk. The temperature was slightly chilly for me without my jacket but hot with it (just a little after resistant cycling jacket). Though there were my most dreaded hills it… Continue reading What I Eat on a Walking Day

Walking

Walking in the Heat

My husband and I love to go out walking but we are not really great with hot temperatures. Okay, I am also not good with cold temperatures but that is another post for the future. Our walking day was 29C / 84F. Looking at it written out like that I realise that for many that… Continue reading Walking in the Heat

Sewing

The Blue Quilt

I had this great plan for Christmas to only give the kids homemade gifts. I was going to make three quilts...one for each of my kids. I am now questioning this epic plan. I think I have bit off way more than I can chew. I think I could probably pull off three quilt tops… Continue reading The Blue Quilt

Desserts

Oreo Birthday Cake

This is NOT a healthy recipe! It is to die for though and it is plant based and there is no oil; however, the amount of sugar pretty much negates any health. So, why was this cake made? The hint is in the title...Emily’s 20th birthday. This is in fact her recipe and she made… Continue reading Oreo Birthday Cake

sustainable

Small Changes

When it comes to trying to live more sustainably it can be the small changes that are most effective. Yes, getting solar panels would be great but I don't have that kind of money and also I rent. One of my small changes relates to my food waste. It would be great to have no… Continue reading Small Changes

Walking

Stockgrove Park

Stockgrove Park is near Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire just outside the village of Heath & Reach. It is between Heath & Reach and Great Brickhill. It is part of Rushmere Country Park which is made up of Rushmere, Stockgrove, Oak Wood, Rammamere and parts of King’s Wood. To say the least, there is a plethora of… Continue reading Stockgrove Park

Bread

Tortillas

I love tortillas. I love most flatbreads I guess. I might, I dare say, have a bit of a bread issue in fact. I have provided you with a naan recipe before and I have a plethora of bread recipes yet to come. I have experimenting yet to do. But today it is a quick… Continue reading Tortillas

Lifestyle

What I Eat in a Day

I did one of these a few weeks ago and had someone comment to me that they found that helpful. I guess I do enjoy watching this sort of thing on YouTube so I guess others might find it helpful too. I am not a fancy cook at all. I am a home cook. A… Continue reading What I Eat in a Day

Sauces

Cheezy Sauces

Everyone and their dog have a faux cheese sauce these days. I am no different. I have tried one other and found it thin and bland. I modified it but still didn’t have the flavour I like. I have watched a few YouTube videos with various different takes on cheeze sauce and found some inspiration.… Continue reading Cheezy Sauces