Eat Well

If you’re anything like me, your mood is closely tied to your diet. In this section, I try and do everyone a favour and feature good honest recipes, that don’t cost a fortune.

Festivities And The Dreaded C-word

October 29, 2013
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If, like most people, you face the same cashflow issues every year. All those end of the year festivities and the dreaded c-word, (that’s right, it’s not even November and I’m already talking about Christmas) you know that come January, you’ll be stretching the weekly food budget by eating pasta pesto for the entire month. […]

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Limoncello Recipe

January 3, 2013
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Limoncello is my favourite after dinner digestive and it’s really easy to make at home. This batch will make 6 500ml bottles, keep 1 in the freezer and the rest in a cupboard ready to take to friends as gifts. If you’re in the UK like me, you probably can’t get your hands on Everclear […]

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Home Composting – The Hungry Bin

May 23, 2012
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Do you remember when Omlet launched the Eglu, and we all thought differently about keeping chickens in our urban gardens? Since then, they’ve created numerous animal houses including a modern system for the urban beekeeper. Note to self: I will get bees one day, that’s happening. Honey Cake from Flagrante Delicia anyone? Yes, I thought […]

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Top 4 Foods To Grow At Home

May 15, 2012
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You don’t need a full on allotment to gain that grow your own satisfaction. By choosing plants that don’t require a lot of space and give a good yield, you can have great results. If you’re anything like me, high maintenance plants are also a no no, so here are my top 4 easy plants […]

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Lavender in Shortbread and Elsewhere

February 22, 2012
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Lavender is a wonderfully versatile product, that can be used in a number of ways to great (and affordable!) effect. Cuts and Scratches Lavender has natural antiseptic properties, it’s like human antivirus software. Dab lavender oil on cuts and scrapes as a protective salve rather than using TCP or alcohol. Skin Care For burned or […]

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Peach & Ricotta Rye Toast

November 10, 2011
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Yesterday, I made home-made ricotta. Now, before you start thinking that sounds like way too much hassle, it’s really easy! It doesn’t take much time, or skill, or complicated ingredients. No really, I swear. Heat milk, cream and salt in a pan to 190F, gently stir in some lemon juice, leave to settle for 5 […]

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Brunch Crumpets

October 23, 2011
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Crumpets are quick and easy to make at home, as long as you’re not counting the proving time. Ingredients for the crumpets 7g fresh yeast 275ml warm water 225g sifted plain flour 7g salt light olive oil Place the yeast into a bowl and whisk in the warm water. Place the sifted flour in a […]

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Butternut Squash Soup

October 22, 2011
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A couple of weeks ago we were having an indian summer, and now bang! It’s bloomin’ freezing. I knew it was coming, although it’s still a shock to the system and calls for hearty, warming recipes. This recipe is adapted from Heston Blumenthal’s Perfect Pumkin Soup, and by adapted, I mean, I used butternut squash […]

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Raspberry & Mint Cubes

September 18, 2011
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Last week, I made some pesto cubes, which are great for a flavour hit in an instant. This morning I made some fruit cubes out of some raspberries that were threatening to go off unless I did something with them, I added mint too. They’re great for making water that little bit more interesting, or […]

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Pesto Cubes

September 11, 2011
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I love my kitchen herb garden, it’s great to have fresh herbs always at the ready. Fresh pesto is way up there on my list of faves. That said, sometimes I don’t want to get out the pestle and mortar, or processor, so I make more and freeze the remainder in ice cube trays. The […]

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