Manic Monday

“Celebrate  Your Existence!” -          William Blake 8 weeks on from surgery, 3 weeks on Thyroxin and my body clock is now well aligned. It knows it’s my Monday off and sleeps in accordingly! But, [Read More]

Toad in the Hole

serves 4 When I was growing up in the mother country, school dinners were the norm. More to the point, gross school dinners were the norm, and there was so much gross that in the end, my mum let me [Read More]

Caramelised Carrots

Serves 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 20g butter 4 medium (480g) carrots, sliced thickly 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 2 [Read More]

B Tea

“Hell would be if God were to show me things I could have accomplished if only I had believed in myself. “  - Unknown My body clock finally wises up to weekend time and I manage to sleep in long [Read More]

Chocolate Shortbread Stars

Makes 25 Great cookies for Christmas! You can find the Thermomix conversion for these superstars here. Ingredients 250g unsalted  butter, softened 1 cup (160g) icing sugar 1 ¼ cups [Read More]

Cheat’s Chilli

Serves 4 The baked beans are the secret weapon in this recipe – they just taste too good! Ingredients 2 teaspoons (10ml) oil 500g lean minced beef 1 packet chilli con carne recipe base [Read More]

Run, Sun, Fun

“Don’t wait to be discovered.” -          Gil Atkinson Today I wake up to a trifecta of reasons to be cheerful. First off, it's nothing short of miraculous that I  sleep in till 9am! Secondly,  the [Read More]

Christmas Tree Glee

“There is the risk you cannot afford to take, and there is the risk you cannot afford not to take.”  - Peter Drucker It’s Day 2 of the “I believe in you” advent calendar and I’m loving it. It’s [Read More]

Up and Up

“One of the marks of a gift is to have the courage to fulfil it.”  - Katherine Anne Porter Thursday gets off to a cracking kick start – I’m back in business with my all-awesome personal  trainer, [Read More]