My New Garden

So after 8 months living with my Mother in Law we are finally out of there and into our new home. And this means I can finally get started on my garden, just in time for spring planting too.

I think I’ve managed quite well with growing things in pots in a limited space, and seeing as we are for now, renting, my growing will continue to be in pots, but I will have much more space and much more…

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Free Range Eggs Or Just Expensive Battery Hens?

Free Range Eggs Or Just Expensive Battery Hens?

A little while ago in my post about seasonal living I raised the question of how free range are our supermarket branded free range eggs if we can get them year round?

Free Range Animals

Free Range Animals

It turns out that the “free range” label is much like the old “heart foundation tick”, it can be bought at the right price. I want you, as another health concious consumer and fresh food lover to know exactly what…

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Coconut Sugar and The Orangutans. Sustainable Sugar Or Just Another Environmental Death Trap?

You may have noticed that I use a lot of coconut sugar in my recipes.

Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar

There are plenty of good reasons for that, the main one being that I love sweet treats but my body doesn’t love what regular refined sugar does to it. I know that you are constantly hearing about how bad sugar is and I don’t want to be yet another voice droning on about the evil that is refined…

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What Do Sunflowers, Jerusalem Artichokes and Diabetics All Have In Common?

What Do Sunflowers, Jerusalem Artichokes and Diabetics All Have In Common?

What do you think, munching on a sunflower root sound appetising?

It looks like this:

The Jerusalem Artichoke is the root of a sunflower plant

The Jerusalem Artichoke is the root of a sunflower plant

It’s called a Jerusalem Artichoke and it’s quite the tuber.

The Jerusalem Artichoke is 10% protein, contains no oil and hardly any starch but is high in inulin, which is a polymer of fructose and makes them taste a little sweet. Jerusalem Artichokes are…

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Slow Cooked Tunisian Lamb and Quince Stew.

Slow Cooked Tunisian Lamb and Quince Stew.

I am besotted with quince. It’s taken me 42 years to have the pleasure of eating fresh quince and now I’m trying to make up for lost time.

Every time I see quince in a shop I’m compelled to buy some, even though the fruit bowl at home is overflowing with them but it doesn’t matter how many I have on hand, I always use them all up and then get “quince induced anxiety” when supplies begin to run…

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Seasonal Living. The Good The Bad and The Scary.

Seasonal Living. The Good The Bad and The Scary.

I’ve been enjoying this seasonal living thing; for the most part anyway.

It’s easy to say you are going to try seasonal living when it’s summer, and every week some new and delicious fruit or vegetable arrives on the farmers stand at the market. For sure it’s all fun and exciting then, but when autumn settles in, and you start noticing that all the exotic goodies seem to be missing, well then you…

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A Very Delicious Paleo Clementine Cake Recipe

A Very Delicious Paleo Clementine Cake Recipe

I always say that Nigella Lawson taught me how to bake properly, but I doubt that the great Nigella ever intentionally made a paleo dish. :) and the truth is I would be absolutely devastated if she suddenly did. No, Nigella, you stick to doing what you do best, we love you for all your decadent recipe creating.

Sometimes though we need to be a little conscious of our health but we still need to…

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Roast Pumpkin with Fresh Sage and Walnut Pesto

Roast Pumpkin with Fresh Sage and Walnut Pesto

I may have mentioned previously that my sage plant is growing wild. I love it! This means I am always on the hunt for good sage recipes, I found this one in a book by Gayla Trail who is a bit of a gardening guru in the U.S. Her lovely little book was Easy Growing by Gayla Trail, a great guide to growing your own herbs

Easy Growing by Gayla Trail, a great guide to growing your own herbs

called Easy Growing and was an interesting and well written “How To” guide on…

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