• Health and Wellbeing
  • It Started with Food…

    As a child scrambling up trees to pick apples in my grandparents orchard, I thought that sunny picture was the story of all food.  It grew on a tree in a grassy field, someone picked it and walked it inside to the kitchen table. Right? After growing up, living through the BSE scare, reading lots, and some years of […]

  • Breads
  • Spelt Bread

    I’m not going to claim to be a bread baker, but this is our much tried and tested bread recipe and the only one we do.  Sometimes I mix it up and add in some sunflower seeds, or use honey instead of molasses but that’s as adventurous as we get! That said, it makes a […]

  • Cakes
  • Paleo Vanilla Cake

    I wanted a good English recipe for St George’s Day to take to lunch with friends.  Usually (always) if I make a cake it’s a good simple chocolate cake but I thought I’d try a traditional Victoria Sponge, paleo style. Unfortunately, I used today to try out Trader Joes new and organic coconut cream for […]

  • Gift Ideas
  • My Top 10 Mighty Nest Pics

    My Top 10 Mighty Nest Pics Apart from using the Mighty Fix, these are some of my choices from the Mighty Nest website that we use around our home on a regular basis! For the kitchen: 1. Bees wrap – I love this stuff, it is a great way to get rid of that plastic […]

  • Main dishes
  • Vegan Carrot Soup

    INGREDIENTS Serves 4 2lbs carrots half a medium sized onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup tahini 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon garam masala 3-4 cups of good stock (I use Better Than Bouillon + water) Black pepper Pink salt to taste Optional: Pumpkin seeds and micro greens to top (my preference), and white beans […]