Category Archives: Food and drink

Hot Cross Buns: Taste and Value for Money Test

I’m sitting here feeling rather fat as I write this. I feel a bit guilty considering it isn’t even Easter yet, but I do have a good excuse. In a quest to find out which supermarket produces the tastiest and … Continue reading

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Our Local Food Swap

Some of the items at our local food swap Belated Happy New Year to you for 2015! It’s been a while since I posted, I know. 2014 wasn’t the fun year it initially promised to be for personal reasons and … Continue reading

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Our first organic veg box

Just for a change, Doug has started ordering us a weekly organic veg box to experiment with. Believe it or not, it’s the first time we’ve ever signed up to a veg box scheme – mainly because for years we … Continue reading

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Tasty Hallowe’en Pumpkin Recipe

Woo hoo! Hallowe’en is on it’s way! Spooky! Wandering into a shop this morning to pick up some supplies, I noticed that the place was stacked high with Hallowe’en goodies – witches hats, pumpkins and even bats pasted to the windows (not … Continue reading

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Mushroom Foraging

Doug and I went for a long walk yesterday evening in the woods behind Outwood Common Road in Billericay and stretching up towards Crays Hill. I wanted to see the pigs and hens which the farm near us keeps – … Continue reading

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Cheap and cheerful barbecue food

Go outside on a Saturday afternoon in the sunshine (or even the rain) this time of year and you are bound to smell the scent of someone’s barbecue wafting through the summer air. Smelling somebody else’s barbie or ‘bri’ as … Continue reading

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No ingredient cooking

How are you doing? I hope you’ve had a good couple of weeks. We got back from a lovely break in Exmoor and Devon on Saturday and I’m still stunned by how lucky we were with the weather. The camping … Continue reading

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Can Fairtrade be Frugal?

We are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight which runs this year from 22nd February to the 7th March. I have to be honest and admit that while lately I have made a conscious decision to buy more local produce, … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en beckons

It’s almost Hallowe’en again and I’ve been looking longingly at the last of the three pumpkins I grew this year as I want to turn it into a lantern. Don’t worry, I won’t be wasting the inside of the pumpkin. … Continue reading

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Save money on your booze bill

Money may be tight for many of us this year, but we’ll still want to toast the holiday season by enjoying a refreshing beer or a glass of wine in the summer sun. Beyond the cut price deals in the … Continue reading

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