Monthly Archives: June 2016

The basis of so many things…

One of the things that cooking almost everyday has taught me is  shortcuts that suit my type of cooking and the food that I prefer. Because everybody has a style. Some people cook from scratch, some from packets, some just … Continue reading

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What I’ve Read – June

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr (library ebook) I reserved this on my mother’s recommendation, and I wasn’t all that sure about it in the beginning but it stayed with me. The story of how things build and … Continue reading

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Food and Budget Update: 18/06 to 24/06/2016

SHOPPING  Another fairly standard shop, I can’t express how not up for shopping I was on Sunday afternoon and I really had to force myself to go and not stay and home and finish a book. Ok, yes I was … Continue reading

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Life Happened: Rain and Referendums

Monday started with the heavens opening, so the first day of summer was a wash-out.Also train issues have been plaguing my journeys to and from work. Not best. Anyway, I more or less staggered through the week. Spoke to my … Continue reading

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Sunday Music: What Comes Next

This is from Hamilton because that has been one of the few bright spots in a pretty terrible week. What Comes Next seems apt for this week. These lines in particular You’re on your own Awesome. Wow Do you have … Continue reading

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Ealing Dean Allotment Society Open Day

Today from 1pm the allotment gates will open to visitors! Entrance is free and you’ll be able to: Wander round the site and see what is growing – we’d love to know which is your favourite plot. See our heritage … Continue reading

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Friday Links

It’s not a happy Friday kind of day. It’s a ‘for crying out loud England, what the fuck have you done?’ kind of day. The vote has happened and we’ll have to live with the consequences, but I thought these were … Continue reading

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Barbecue Sauce

I’m not a person who makes their own ketchup. I know people who have, they are also the people who buy the really, really fancy tomato ketchup that’s about £2.50 a bottle and that is never going to be me … Continue reading

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On My Mind

This week my brain is taken up with the following things. The Hamilton Soundtrack. The first song I heard was ‘You’ll Be Back’ and without being told, I knew it was from Hamilton and I knew that it was supposed … Continue reading

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Food and Budget Update: 11/06 to 17/06/2016

SHOPPINGIt was a pretty usual shop for me this week, I had completely run out of sugar and olive oil. WHAT I ATE Pizza on Saturday with Gin and Tonic Cake with Rhubarb Compote for pudding.Sunday was this rice bowl … Continue reading

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