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When life gives you lemons…

Preserve them! Hands up. I admit it. I am more than a little obsessed with preserved lemons of late. Tagines. Steamed fish parcels. Salads. BBQ. They add a citrus zing to anything and everything. I mentioned them in February when … Continue reading

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Who ate all the pies?

I read somewhere it was National Pie Week or World Pie Day or something similar, so this weekend I had a go at one of the recipes from the SW Mediterranean Magic cookbook. Here is my take on Spanakopita (spinach … Continue reading

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SW diary 1 Feb 2016

Back on plan after some fabulous interruptions (panto, Christmas, holiday in Thailand) all deserving their own blog posts which failed to materialise. One day. Maybe. These ‘interruptions’ resulted in a weight gain of 7lbs over 2 months which is, frankly, … Continue reading

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Glutney Chutney

The veg patch has been a bit neglected this year but while our backs were turned the crops continued to grow. This weekend we remembered to go and pick some runner beans and discovered a row of carrots and a … Continue reading

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Five a day the easy way

That other half of the (free) marrow looked accusingly at me this morning. “Use me up” it said. I found a recipe online for marrow curry so decided to give it a go this evening. Of course, I had to … Continue reading

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Rice and easy does it

You know me, I love a pun 😀 It’s the weekend (yay) so time to cook something a bit special. Fancy a Saturday night fake away? I spotted a great recipe in an old slimming world magazine. Lamb biryani – … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?

I am six weeks into my slimming world journey and have already successfully shed a stone. I have taken a lot of inspiration and advice from my fellow bloggers who are also following the plan so I felt it was … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Filling chunky ham and bean soup recipe – Life According to MrsShilts

Ooh! I found a lovely recipe for chunky soup here and wanted to make sure I found it again in the future! I’m sure I have everything I need to make this tonight- and you know how much I love … Continue reading

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309/365 Today I..made soup

Today I…made soup. Chicken noodle soup. Comfort food. Here’s how… Sweat one finely chopped onion and one small diced carrot in a little oil until soft. Add home made chicken stock and bring to a simmer. I added a chicken … Continue reading

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288/365 Today I…made dinner

Today I…made dinner from an assortment of odds and ends in the fridge- my speciality 🙂 Jacket potatoes with special topping! Leeks, bacon, chicken and mushrooms gently pan fried in oil and butter until soft and cooked through. It looked … Continue reading

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