The detail behind all our instagram posts

On Instagram we can start the chat, but here on the blog, we can fit in more of the nitty gritty detail,keep updating the post here, and put in some useful links for you too.

The pictures below are in the same order as on Instagram. Some have a lot more detail.

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Tomato anchovy salad

Tomato anchovy salad

A simple, delicious dish – 3 main ingredients. Inspired by a set of tapas starters for lunch, by the sea in Mallorca, Spain.

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Mushroom pasta … with a touch of fragrant spice

Mushroom pasta … with a touch of fragrant spice

This journey started with a sore gum! I blitzed some cloves to powder in a mere second or 2 in in my Bamix hand blender. Then i had a bit left over – so searched for a recipe to use it up. A recipe to hide it a bit from Paul too scchhh. What a find !

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Mango Salmorejo soup

Mango Salmorejo soup

The best and easiest summer soup ! What a journey, mixing raw vegetables and balancing flavours. Makes a fabulous Autumn starter soup too with those colours.

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Watermelon gazpacho

Watermelon gazpacho

This was part of a summer journey putting fruit in soups, salads, and tray bakes. The best thing about it is you just blend the ingredients together and its done !

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Fennel seed marinade and dip

Fennel seed marinade and dip

Such a simple food idea, and a great way to use fennel seeds. From the Simple book by Otto Lenghi. A three part salad that we break up into parts and have in different ways… again and again and again !

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Easy, fast, red onion pickle

Easy, fast, red onion pickle

An unbelievably easy to make, pretty pickle. A no oil salad maker, a great topping for burgers, salads, cheese… anything. I could just eat it out of the jar !

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Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Fabulous recipe. Easy and very filling lunch too. Asian sauce with cabbage, carrot and onion slaw. Also brilliant as a marinade with smoked salmon.

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Living the magic …

Living the magic …

We don’t need to feel stressed anymore when we can’t sleep… now that we’ve discovered the beauty and the benefit of waking in the night.

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Warm orange breakfast bowl

Warm orange breakfast bowl

Start, or end the day feeling good with this as a breakfast, dessert or supper. Get what you need, to feel healthy, and full ( No overnight oats involved ! )

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Red onion marmalade made easy

Red onion marmalade made easy

Discover how easy it is to make this savoury, sweet red onion marmalade with a sous vide machine. A great replacement for butter or sauces with meat or cheese.

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Avocado fruit plate

Avocado fruit plate

So many ways to use avocado – and the best ways to present it. Tt’s a journey, and I hope it never ends. Join me and discover as I taste, test, write.

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Valentine dinner

Valentine dinner

Feeling romantic and ready for the most sophisticated, romantic, luxurious Valentine’s dinner. No stress, no over-eating, and lots of time to spend together. Happy Valentine’s day.

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Free, foraged food education.

Free, foraged food education.

Teeny, tiny local passion fruit. Hand picked… foraged off a nearby street, gave us a wee treat ! But what a surprise. Now we know what size of passion fruits are the best, and are learning more about urban foraging.

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A hearty breakfast

A hearty breakfast

Filling, warming, nutritious, very tasty. This oat based breakfast is perfect to set you up for the day, or, in my case to line my stomach ready for meds !

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Take time to care for yourself

Take time to care for yourself

Are you listening to your body’s needs and prioritising them ? It’ll save you time in the end if you do. I neglected my own needs and look where I ended up !

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Red pepper dip and sauce

Red pepper dip and sauce

I found a brilliant vegan red pepper sauce recipe, but even though I didn’t follow it fully, it still makes a perfect dip or pasta sauce or potato topping.

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Sunday Pieday !

Sunday Pieday !

Somewhere between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies our final shortlist. Let’s call it Sunday Pie day.

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Black Pug day !

Black Pug day !

What has Black Friday started !!! Now there’s White Monday, Green Tuesday and now Orange Wednesday ! See what our Black Pug has to say about it, and the 6 bargains we’ve found on Amazon right now.

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How to make your food smell and taste better

How to make your food smell and taste better

Learn the secret to creating and maximising those distinctive smells and umami tastes when you fry onions or sear meat. What makes the crusty breads, golden roast potatoes and toasted marshmallows all so very tempting!

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Take some time off.

Take some time off.

When we take a break and relax, we see so much more. So we’re ready to spot an opportunity, and reap even more benefits. It’s a pattern we’re noticing, and this is just one example.

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Authenticity

Authenticity

and neither can a business ! So what does it mean – to be authentic? ( Think it, feel it, act it, be it ). And, how can you check if you are being authentic or not ?

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