Five hour lazy lamb

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I am famously grumpy in the mornings. No one would describe me as a morning person. I doubt anyone would call me an evening person either. I peak between 11am and midday, after my morning dog walk and before I get really desperate for lunch. I admit … [read more]

Oh my aching bones

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I am falling apart, it’s official. Bad knees run in the family, which is ironic as I’m now not allowed to run. My last MRI scan showed that my kneecaps are slowly deteriorating and I have arthritis. It’s not a bad case, and the majority … [read more]

The ultimate hygge night in

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It is now deep winter. The days are short and the nights are long. Tonight, we will be hunkering down for a cheese fondue with our friends from Switzerland. The kids can watch a film, while we put the world to rights in the kitchen. … [read more]

The alternative Christmas dinner menu

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I have a confession to make. I hate Christmas dinner. Turkey, to be specific. I love Christmas Day and being with our extended family, but what is it with the turkey? It’s not exactly traditional fare in Bethlehem. It’s not seen on menus for the remaining 364 days … [read more]

Lazy veggie korma

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Vegetarians – I like them, but I couldn’t eat a whole one. A very good friend called to see if she could stay over for one evening this week, as she’s working for a couple of days in London. I haven’t seen her for months and … [read more]

Halloween-o Peppers

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I’ve never been a fan of edible art. Experimenting with new tastes is one of life’s great pleasures, but my personal belief is that food is for eating, not decorating. Also, Mum always told me not to play with my food. I know the argument put … [read more]