I was lucky enough to receive three new cook books for Christmas, Two of the books are in Swedish, which … More
With warmer days ahead, our meals move from soups and stews to salads and all the good things of summer. … More
In my weekly Small Pleasures post, I feature things in my shopping basket that week, but usually don’t follow up … More
I’m a day late for the the What’s On My Plate Challenge hosted by TheWidowBadass and Retirement Reflections. No excuse really, other than … More
This week’s small pleasures come to you from a week which straddled two years. We all have our views on … More
One thing we can all agree on I am sure is that at this time of year we all like … More
It is a grey and windy day here (northerlies at least, but still up to 110km/h) so not a day to be out gardening. Parts of the South Island are having some really awful weather, with gale force winds and heavy rain, so we have got away with things lightly.
When I lived in Scotland, kale was the dark, green leafy vegetable that you bought when there wasn’t much else. It was tough, a bit bitter, and you kind of felt you were eating it because it was good for you (it is full of vitamin C) rather than for enjoyment.
What is your take on cucumber? I admit to a love-hate relationship. There was a period a few years ago … More
One of life’s small pleasures is the Monday holiday. That extra day that means a long weekend, and a shorter … More