Lemon Flan

This must be one of the easiest and most enjoyable puds in the world. Ingredients 1/3 packet of digestive biscuits (dark chocolate ones are also good) Third of a block of butter 1 tin condensed milk Equal quantity of double cream. Use the tin to measure it out. 2 lemons   Directions Put the biscuits […]

When Size Matters

A woman should never complain when her husband is helpful. It’s bad form and she runs the risk of him refusing further attempts. A husband should be rewarded with respect and gratitude when he takes up his domestic hat, and dusts it off before making for the supermarket or the Marigolds. It was to Costco […]

Recipe. Spicy, creamy prawns with rice

Hopefully you’ve read my previous post about rice. This recipe served one person. I was all alone with a bottle of this. A remarkably good bottle of rose from Aldi. It cost £5.99. It needed something fishy and luxurious and this is what I cooked. Ingredients A knob of butter or a tbsp of oil […]

Rice – a working woman’s staple

Apparently rice can be dangerous if cooked and frozen, then re-heated. There’s a bacterium that can be found in rice. I’ve never met it but here’s a quote from www.nhs.uk: Uncooked rice can contain spores of Bacillus cereus, a bacterium that can cause food poisoning. When the rice is cooked, the spores can survive. If […]

Once more the brain lets me down

Are you getting bored with my brain? I certainly am. Last weekend we went to visit Horace in Chorley – blooming miles away. We had to wait for Mavis to get home from school, at about 4.30pm, before we could set off, and we were all a bit behind with things as there was a […]

Veering About

I have just been scrolling through old posts and it struck me how many twists and turns I have made via my quest for slimmer hips and subsequent departure from regime. First there was Blubber Busters, most successful slimming business in the world, then Mince Monde with its red days and green days. Recipe posts […]

The Harcombe Diet Again

I have had a few responses to my previous article from people who say that the Harcombe Diet is not working for them. My own view is that the fewer carbohydrates you eat, the more weight you will lose. I think the element of the Harcombe diet that says you can eat a meal of […]

Diet progress and more facts

Well, I thought I should report that I have now lost 15.7lb. It has taken me a while to work out what I can and can’t eat but I now believe that as well as giving up all forms of starch (potatoes, rice, pasta, flour) I have a slight intolerance to dairy and must cut […]

Putting on weight without the help of insulin

I have discovered that for me, at least, eating too much fat on a low carb diet, still makes me gain weight. This seems to contradict the information given by Dr Atkins and by Zoe Harcombe, that if you keep insulin levels low by eating no sugar or starchy foods, it is impossible to gain […]

Burning muscle instead of/as well as fat

In a previous post I said that I would investigate the reason why the body would burn muscle, when fat is stored specifically for the purpose of providing food during hard times. This information has been difficult to find but it seems that the general concensus is that the body would not need muscle in […]