My best friend, my daughter and me.

A day in my life

Like clockwork the cockerel crows at exactly 7am every morning. That is the cockerel on my 3 year old daughter’s alarm clock. Generally David, my husband in a million, goes into to see our daughter and within seconds I smile as I hear giggles emanating from across the landing. Our daughter has known little else […]

Breast cancer awareness month

After dropping my daughter at pre-school this morning I was driving home contemplating what this month of Breast cancer Awareness means to me and perhaps others who also have or have had cancer. I know the month is about awareness for those of you that haven’t had it but there is bound to be poignancy […]

Cauliflower & Courgette Stew

Cauliflower Stew with Yellow Spilt Peas and Courgettes

It’s the middle of my International Courgette Week. How’s it going for you? Today its something a little spicy. I asked a couple of my favourite cookery writers/chefs what is their favourite way of using courgettes. Chef Gurpareet Bains’ favourite is a recipe from his cookbook “Indian Superfood” in the book it is called Chicken […]

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

Day two of Verity’s International Zucchini (Courgette) Week and today I thought that something slightly sweet would be in order. Most people have now heard of using sweet potato in brownie and chocolate cake recipes, have you heard of using Zucchini? I was rather intrigued to find out how this would work and set about […]

watermelon & bean raw salad

Watermelon & bean salad

This is a great and unusual way to use Watermelon and Runner beans together, spiced up with some fresh ginger. A lovely combination of fresh flavours and crunchy textures, great for a quick lunch   To serve 2 Put all of the ingredients in a salad bowl, mix and serve 1/2 small watermelon chopped into […]


Raw Tacos – what??

A good friend of mine in Australia, Tina posted on Facebook about some “raw tacos” that she was making for supper with a mouthwatering photo. She gave me the link to the recipe she was using from and I was so impressed when I made the dish (also adding guacamole in as below) that […]