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March 2020: month in review

So January lasted forever, February disappeared in an instant. And March changed the world completely! Family: excitement at the start of the month as Chris got a new job, but then panic at the end of the month as we try to make sure it is going ahead in May. The biggest change to family […]

Garlic mushroom risotto

Garlic has so many health benefits plus it keeps vampires away! This is a quick and easy recipe that is both vegan and gluten free. 1 onion or leek, or a bunch of spring onions, chopped 10-12 mushrooms 200g rice 2-3 garlic cloves or a tablespoon of garlic paste or puree 1 stock cube and […]

Finding flavour with The Spice Pioneer Power Pods

Anyone else have a cupboard full of out of date spices that you bought for a recipe and then never used again? Yep, me. I do. I have no real knowledge of what flavours work together… time to bring in the experts! The Spice Pioneer has developed a range of power pods, carefully crafted flavours […]

February 2020: month in review

February disappeared in the blink of an eye! Family: lots of wider family events including a christening for my cousin’s son, and my niece and nephew stayed over for 2 nights during half term. We had a family photo shoot with Mum and Dad and all their grandchildren which was lovely (here are my three […]

My new job as a food technician

So, I am currently 2 weeks into my temporary job as a food technician at the school where I invigilate exams. It has been an eye opening experience! I’ll be honest that many of the tasks I have to complete are quite mundane like doing washing and folding tea towels. However, it can also be […]