I love making soups and it’s so easy to make a meal of them. My basic recipe is to soften vegetables in a little oil or butter then simply add a couple of good quality stock cubes in a litre of boiling water and simmer with the lid on, until tender. Sometimes it’s nice to … More Transforming Soups into Meals
Cranberries can transform ordinary food into something colourful and festive. Be it porridge, trifles, pancakes, cheese & biscuits, pate & toast or as a topping on chocolate brownies. All you do is stir-fry the cranberries in a non-stick wok or large frying pan in a little butter and listen to them pop! Keep tossing them … More Have Yourselves a very Cranberry Christmas!
A new generation of walkers will lace up their boots. Apparently the trend for wellness getaways isn’t slowing down for 2018, with almost double the amount of people planning to take health and wellbeing trips in 2018 compared to 2017 (from one in 10 in 2017 to nearly one in five in 2018). Trips enjoying … More Could this be true ???
Anyone wanting to to make changes in 2018? Become the person you were born to be? It seems a lot of us are feeling the need for change, for a new or different direction. Well, that is what my blog is all about – be it what we eat; how we work rest and play; … More Transform your life – 2018
You’ve read the book (maybe) now live it for real! For all you amazing people now is the chance to experience being a different kind of human during three days of practical and mindful teaching; experiments and even field work! You will explore the Dark and Bright side of love and change your relationships, past … More Homo spiritus LIVE!
I love the challenge of cooking vegan, it stretches my imagination … the use of texture and colour, not to mention gorgeous flavours! So when guests at Fountains Court requested a vegan lunch for today, I said ‘no problem’. Today is was homemade mushroom soup (lightly steamed cauliflower whizzed into plenty of sautéed mushroom and … More Love vegan cooking!
This summer, at Fountains Court, I had a guest staying for a bespoke health break who had suffered for years with a muscle weakness in one limb (cause unknown) … how I wished we had a Kinesiologist* on our list of practitioners. A few weeks ago the door bell rang and there stood Anna – … More Serendipity … or is it?
… for my lovely guests at Fountains Court a wholesome vegetarian dinner – sweet potato and bean casserole; sautéed halloumi and courgette (or one that thinks it’s a marrow – see previous blogs), baked potatoes and for pud’ – apple fool made from our own Bramleys, served with a chunk of Parkin cake. And here … More Cooking up a feast tonight …
… time, energy and commitment, particularly if you’re an Indie; and it’s no use being a shrinking violet either, because inevitably you will be talking to strangers and … well …blowing your own trumpet or at least promoting your work. A book-signing event involves all these things but even if it makes your toes curl … More Creating an ‘author’s platform’ takes a lot of …