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277/365 Today I… am menu planning

Today I… have been menu planning. Looking ahead to next week, I am out Monday to Wednesday evenings with panto and other committments (to be revealed) so I need to choose meals that can be prepared in advance or that … Continue reading

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256/365 Today I…made MORE chutney

Today I had to use up the big bag of windfall apples that was accusing me across the kitchen. My good friend Nicky had given me her recipe for apple chutney and also something called ‘Apple Butter’ which is popular … Continue reading

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245/365 Today I…picked up apples

Today I picked up several bags of cooking apples from around the tree in the car park at my workplace. As the grass is very long and overgrown around the tree it is hard to find the windfalls and many … Continue reading

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244/365 Today I …am ‘souper’

Brrr, the summer days are gently fading and there’s a nip in the air!  back to work after a lovely week off and looking ahead to autumn- I am looking forward to casting off my flip-flops and saying hi to my … Continue reading

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233/365 Today I…made a cake

Today I…made a fruit cake. This recipe has been around for about 20 years and it is always a sure thing. The recipe originally came from Rosemary Conley’s low fat recipe book and is known as Kim’s cake. KIM’S CAKE … Continue reading

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229/365 Today I…am looking back on a lovely weekend

Today I am looking back over a lovely weekend. My beautiful daughter Hannah and her beau, Scott, came to visit. We took Scott to Oxford on Saturday as he had never been there. We had a scrummy lunch in Pieminister … Continue reading

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219/365 Today I… made watermelon gazpacho

Today I…am sharing the recipe for the watermelon gazpacho that my sister and I made at the weekend. Inspired by recipes from Ottolenghi and various others that we found on the internet, Jackie and I made up our own recipe … Continue reading

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195/365 Today I…am facing the inevitable

Today I am facing the inevitable question. What the heck do I do with all these courgettes?And … how did they grow this much in one weekend? On Thursday they were tiny, pencil slim, barely as big as my finger. … Continue reading

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176/365 Today I…made risotto

Today I made risotto.  It’s my go-to comfort dish that never lets me down. There is something calming and grounding about the stirring- no matter how busy you think you are, you have to just put everything on hold for 20 minutes … Continue reading

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164/365Today I…tried something new

Today I… tried a new recipe- fennel crumbed chicken. I found it in the May/June issue of the free M&S magazine that I picked up in store. What a gorgeous photo. I didn’t serve mine with the tomato salad as seen … Continue reading

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