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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 !
What we are doing, you ask…and why ? Certainly not the norm, is it ! But boldness has a magic, says Goethe.
Little and big kitchen gifts for everyone. The kind of gifts that keep on giving back. Things we like, use, or would love to have. Just saying !
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.
A brilliant masterclass on how to make a perfect cappuccino. It’s free, so I checked it out for you… the pleasure was all mine ! I’ll pass on a few tips on which milks to use to get the perfect results… and link you to your own free class too.
Super powerful. Super portable. Super clean. Koda or Koda16 – you choose. Best design, best results, best value for money. Read everything you need to know here.
A simple, delicious fish stew, using simple typical ingredients. Looks like you’ve toiled for hours !
A simple, delicious dish – 3 main ingredients. Inspired by a set of tapas starters for lunch, by the sea in Mallorca, Spain.
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 !
I came across this incredible ( almost giveaway) deal when looking for traybake ideas. Have to share. Too good to miss ! (Don’t know how long a flash sale lasts)
Such a simple, historical food idea, but how hard can it be to make the perfect tomato paste then put it together with the perfect bread ! Here’s what you need to know …
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 !
Braun, Bamix, Cordless – all for you.
UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain & Italy, USA, Canada, Netherlands and Australia now linked in too, where there’s a bargain to be had… there’s a link now!
No oil lunch, ready in 10 minutes if you don’t dilly dally ! Zucchinis or Courgettes as we call them, make a great salad or side dish, raw or cooked.
The life of a sourdough making partner is one of mixed blessings. If you’re thinking of starting, I thought I’d share the main challenges… from all sides !
Maybe a 6 month holiday… twice a year ! is that what you’re thinking ?
It’s a challenge. From manual espresso makers, to best Nespresso takers. Now we’re out of capsules. Time to get creative. Digging deep, we find an old vintage
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 !
Living a simpler life, and putting the WE before the ME during the pandemic is easier for some. But we’re lucky. We actually love to follow the rules… as well as breaking the norms of course.
Makes sense to us, and it’s all part of the journey that brought us to our own best life.
The best home espresso machine for busy coffee lovers and wanna be baristas. That’s the beauty of it – perfect for both Paul… and Aoibheann.
Top 10 tips to make your food last longer. PLUS, an a-z food list with tips on how they like to be stored
Fabulous recipe. Easy and very filling lunch too. Asian sauce with cabbage, carrot and onion slaw. Also brilliant as a marinade with smoked salmon.
and look after yourself
Yes really. I’m not a calorie counter like Paul, but this still WOWs me !
and make them last longer … is the French work ‘pommme de terre’ a clue !
and garlic and more. There’s a reason why they’re sold in net bags !
Take advantage when the sun shines, even if you have loads of work to do.
Easy griddled veggie lunch. Healthy, filling, and pretty !
The beauty and the benefit of waking in the night ! You know what I’m talking about..
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 ! )
What would you add to this dish to make it complete ?
and don’t forget to work hard (in an inspired way of course)
and every cloud has a silver lining. That’s the way we look at it, and then it’s easier to spot, when it finally comes.
A reminder to celebrate and be strong. As women, we have to know our inner and outer strengths every day, not just today.
Without coconut oil. Sometimes you have to be limited to get creative, and it usually leads to the best results !
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.
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.
When you know what to do, and when, and how of course. Discover how to make sure your food never sticks to the pan ! It’s a simple, scientific, 3 step method.
Teeny, tiny local fruit. Hand picked …down the street to give us a wee treat !
Finally caught Paul on video. ( I had to be fast ). So easy, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it like this before. ( No scissors involved ! )
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 !
What are you doing this January? Listening to your own body… or following the same diet as your friends ?
Our simple Christmas… with our shoe box of treasures from the past.
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.
Don’t you just love how beans and peas magically grow when you soak them in water overnight ! ( Jack & the Beanstalk memories !)
home made salt dough idea – a Christmas decoration for foodies !
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.
Such a clever quote – you can apply it to almost any task you have to perform. Thinking, Cooking, Writing… anything !
What on earth is this little kitchen tool used for ? Seriously, we’re asking for your help… we haven’t a clue ! We found it in our Spanish rental kitchen.
This journey really resonates ! A round of applause for this chef and his inspiring story – beautifully interviewed and written for thriveglobal.
Seems to be sausage season at the moment – this is such an easy recipe you can adapt. Can be a tapas, a starter, or a whole meal.
New day, New week, New month, We love new beginnings. Let’s mark it !
Somewhere between Black Friday and Cyber Monday lies our final shortlist. Let’s call it Sunday Pie day.
Black Friday has arrived. Whoop dee whoop. It will be gone soon too. More whoops. Don’t get overwhelmed – Cut out the stress and check our short list of top bargains here now.
Spreading the love through 200 tulips from Amsterdam.
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.
What are these critters bedding into my sunflower ! The word is spreading and more are bedding in. Are they sleeping or eating… and what are they ?
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!
From sophisticated Surrey, to simplifying everything, we find we can afford a luxury of living that never seemed to be so available before. What richness !
Taking an hour off to learn salsa – in a great location. The food and cocktails try to steal the show !
Finally, we found the secret to making the most scrumptuous Spanish tortilla. And so Tortilla Tuesday is born in our house ! Want to know the how it’s done ?
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 ?
Tell the people…you heard it here!!! Instant, healthy, easy, no waste food AND save money at the same time. So many beautiful reasons why you should have one of these magic wands!
Delicious, fast. Only 5 ingredients ( 2 are ‘water’ and ‘a stock cube’). The bonus is that you probably have the other ingredients in the cupboard ! ( Thanks Nigella 🙂
Delicious, old recipe with variations. Hopefully you have these ingredients in the cupboard so can knock this one up any time you fancy.
Living the dream life… or Plato’s allegory of the cave ! Which is it, and why are we much happier. Is Instagram the cave ?
All the elements explained. So you can understand what makes a perfect espresso. Good to know before buying any coffee making equipment !
Makes a perfect starter, light lunch or side salad. Lovely with a home made pesto… all made in a jiffy in my Bamix hand blender of course !
A quick, refreshing Q & A with a graduate student about her journey with cooking. Pithy, to the point, and some great recommendations !
Do you want abundance ? This really works… be thankful for what you have and you’ll end up having more !
Little things really tickle me. Having coffee out, and I just love the spoon more ! What is it… an espresso spoon – a real supping spoon !
So fast. So easy. I first made this feel to see if it could fix my hangover – and it did !
Here’s what you need if you want the absolute best barista style coffee… and a little bit of theatre making it.
Learn to make your own espresso instead of paying for it at the coffee shop ! Here’s what you need.
From freezer to table. Healthy and light. No oils or fats needed. Just your hand blender and a saucepan !
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