“Pause Before Eating” with @beyondchoc #Ditchdieting

Featured image from Buttercream Dreams (Stockport based) Christmas and then New Year is coming up ... for many a time of 'terror' for Christmas parties, and then "the resolutions" (not something I've ever been a fan of - start where you are, don't wait for a random date in the calendar). I've only ever got involved in formal dieting once... and that was Slimming World in 2006 ... originally, I lost 3 stone (though I…

The Food So Far: #TFBloggers

So yesterday, on Facebook I put a photo of our meal the evening before "pork and Irish": We always know that food will get people talking, and heading off to foreign climes always gives the opportunity to be exposed to other cuisine. We established pretty early that any restaurant menus are a work of aspiration rather than reality ... it comes down to the same choices as we get at our guesthouse each evening: Meat:…

40 minutes to a loaf of bread!

I have just eaten a couple of slices from this loaf (well, I did a bit of other blogging after), and am resisting have too much more :-). At 5.45pm I hadn't even started making it...  It wouldn't be much good as a sandwich loaf as it didn't quite stay whole (but maybe that's because I was cutting up straight out of the oven)... but it's "well tasty". What's the recipe? 500gm Flour 1/2 tsp…

Slow Cooking

On my to-do list for this year was to try and cook more of my own food (especially that which is then freezable). I've never been a fan of ready meals, and especially after having a couple this weekend (I was tired & they were in the reduced section.. Taste the Difference Steak & Ale Dumplings - the meat was so horrible I left it - rest was nice!), I have been having a go…