• Diet Coke Chicken

    We’re now a few weeks into the ‘diet’ New Year resolutions, and the excitement and adventure of eating healthily is beginning to wear off. The problem with the New Year in the UK, is that it happens in the Winter, and all you really want is comfort food -stodge not salad! A few years ago I lost 4 stone (which was about a quarter of my body weight) following WeightWatchers. I never went to a meeting, but did it all online with the help of many lovely members on the Message Boards. My time following WeightWatchers is a very happy period in my life. I made many very good friends…

  • Bread Baking – Pure Genius?

    The best thing since sliced bread is home baked bread, baked in your own oven!!! But who was it that discovered that the combination of crushed grain, yeast, salt and water, mixed, kneaded and left for a few hours would expand to make the most amazing food? Seriously, the simple act of baking bread never ceases to amaze me. The simplest of ingredients, put together and dealt with in the correct order produces the yummiest of treats – but who was it that found that correct order?? Whether it happened by accident or design I consider them a genius! Bread offers simplicity and therapy for a baker – no fancy…