Party Time

This Sunday we had a Christmas drinks party which was a great success and underpinned my resolve to avoid the Supermarket. I did have to spend a good deal of time in the kitchen but the sense of achievement made it all worthwhile. The finger food was as follows: Stuffed eggs, miniature sausage rolls, coronation […]

Cooking through the night

At 3am today Mavis had a bad dream and decided to join Whizz and I in the marital bed. This arrangement caused me to be the ‘filling in the sandwich’ and when Whizz decided to give Mavis and I a cuddle by wrapping his arm over me and round Mavis, well, I nearly expired. I […]

Not quite the plan

Well, this morning we woke up to a dearth of bread. I had forgotten to put the bread maker on. I have to admit that my week hasn’t gone exactly to plan, we had sausages and chips one night much to the family’s delight. We didn’t therefore have sausages for breakfast. I made ice cream […]


Today I did everything in my plan. I went to a local town (Lay-it-on-berzooms) which boasts a good butcher, a health food store and an ethical shopping store, all within a few yards of each other. I parked in a free space with a time limit of 30 minutes and purchased all my meat and […]

The Plan

Well, this is what I think: I want to help keep the countryside safe and retain traditional farming methods by supporting small producers and avoiding supermarkets and brands sold in supermarkets. To do this I will need to pay more for my produce so to counteract that I will make as much food as I […]

Lifestyle Change

This weekend has been the first in my attempt to make as much of what we eat as I can and eschew mass produced foodstuffs from supermarkets in preference for more naturally made products from independent stores. In some ways, what I plan to do could be seen as a retrograde step. Women have had […]

Stuffed Aubergines (Nil points sur Mincing Monde)

This sounds quite ordinary but is surprisingly tasty. The pork makes a tasty change from the usual lamb or beef. 2 large Aubergines 250g low fat pork mince 1/2 onion 6 oz mushrooms 1/2 red pepper 1/4 tsp chili powder salt to flavour 1 tsp granulated sweetener lg tin tomatoes Spray and Fry Take the […]

Tikka Roast Lamb (Free on Slimming World)

One 3lb leg of lamb with all visible fat and skin removed small tub of 0% fat greek yoghurt 1 tbsp tikka curry powder 3 cloves garlic 1? root ginger 3 tbsp lemon juice salt 1. In a blender or food processor whizz together all the ingredients other than the lamb. 2. spread the mixture […]

Slimming World Diet Moussaka

Moussaka, serves 2 Free if you use your cheese and potato as healthy options Lamb mince (lean) small aubergine sliced, sprinkled with salt and left for 10 minutes 1 onion diced 1 green pepper dices 6 mushrooms quartered sm tin chopped tomatoes 1 fist sized potatoe microwaved in its jacket and sliced into thick slices […]