For many, this post may seem ridiculous, but there are so many people out there who, following a cold or blocked nose, have become dependent on their decongestant spray, for me it was Sinex. It was only after I’d been using the spray for over almost a year and needed to use the spray every other hour (I know, it states quite clearly on the box how to take it, it was my own silly fault that I became dependent on using it) I realised I had a bit of a problem, but being busy at work I just kept […]
I’ve been having a little craving for choc chip cookies recently and thought I’d bake a batch this weekend as a bit of a treat. Now that the weather is turning blissfully cooler, I can curl up on the sofa with my steaming cup of green tea, a cookie and enjoy some of my favourite films, which, just now, is all the Alien films, I’ve rewatched Alien and Aliens so far, might do Alien 3 tomorrow. So I have a delicious batch of Choc Chip & Walnut Cookies all set to go! Heavenly Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies Makes 12 […]
I had half the polenta left that I made for the garlic mushroom dish I prepared on Wednesday night (see here for recipe and polenta preperation) so I wanted to use up the 4 wedges I had left whilst making the most of my cupboard staples, ie tinned tomatoes and a variety of beans. So I decided to make a kind of bean stew (can’t think of a posh word to make it sound as tasty as it was!). The polenta kept very well wrapped in tin foil and sat in the fridge, so definitely going to make polenta this […]
With summer on the way out, I’ve been looking out all my longer sleeved tops and slowly packing away the halter and strappy tops ready for the cooler weather. If there is one thing I have in abundance, it’s strappy vest tops, so this tutorial from love Maegan has come along at exactly the right time. Turning a simple vest into a beautiful lace top like this is a great idea for revamping my Autumn wardrobe and giving me a real feminine, soft tailoring garment that I can use for multi-puropses, lunch out, meeting, post work drinks, it just goes […]
We were watching The Daily Show the other week and P!nk was a guest star singing one of her new tracks. I used to love P!nk’s music when I was younger and then she kind of went off the radar for a while, but I had forgotten, not only about her incredible voice but also how physically fit she is, the woman is the same age as I am and it puts me to utter shame when I see the condition she keeps herself in. If you watch her latest music video “Try” you’ll see exactly what I mean, she […]
Basil & Thyme Polenta served with Garlic & Herb Mushrooms and Crushed Peas – Delicious and perfect for a dinner party!
I wanted to give polenta another go as I haven’t used it since I tried it as a topping for a casserole (that turned out quite well), and I’m trying to come up with some “fine dining” style dishes to wow our good friend who’ll be arriving on Monday! I’m still a beginner when it comes to presentation, I usually pile everything on a plate with no real effort in making it look pretty, so forgive my amateurish plate layout… it’s the taste that matters… isn’t it! Basil & Thyme Polenta served with Garlic & Herb Mushrooms and Crushed Peas […]