Help me Rhonda kick start the Honda!

Kickstart or “activate” your turmeric. Who knew? Activated Turmeric is better than just slugging back Turmeric powder and hoping for the best & here is why. If it is not activated it’s not activated, meaning it is not doing the intended job. I started taking turmeric about 12 months ago to help with inflammation afterContinue reading “Help me Rhonda kick start the Honda!”

How to read a recipe.

Read it through from start to finish. Read it though from start to finish …no, that’s not a typo, I can always remember at college being given a test of some sort that said: Please read through the entire assignment before starting. Only to find that if you didn’t, you would have missed the bitContinue reading “How to read a recipe.”

French Onion Soup with Gruyere & Garlic Croutons

Ingredients 6 large brown onions (peeled, halved and thinly sliced) 4 tablespoons of butter 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1.5 tablespoon of minced garlic ( reserve some for the croutons) ¼ cup of plain flour ½ cup dry white or red wine 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 6 cups of beef stock or broth (useContinue reading “French Onion Soup with Gruyere & Garlic Croutons”

A birthday I never want to repeat 2019

June 2019 – September 2019 As I write, it is the 15th day of December 2019. It has been over a year since my surgery and 10 months post chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It occured to me that I have some rather larger “holes” to fill in my cancer journey. I had a PET scan onContinue reading “A birthday I never want to repeat 2019”

My Shoes no longer fit me…

“People are very well meaning and can sympathise but rarely empathise, it’s almost impossible, which for me makes it so hard…hard to explain and hard for others to comprehend.” Since I started this journey over a year ago (when I noticed symptoms) the last few weeks have shown me not only the strength within myselfContinue reading “My Shoes no longer fit me…”

Baby it’s cold outside…

Step into Life / Kensington Gardens – for more information: Here Mid winter and we start to notice that our waistlines have thickened the days are shorter and the morning’s are dark. We have spent the majority of winter in heated offices, cars, supermarkets and eaten heavier foods and possibly consumed more red wine thanContinue reading “Baby it’s cold outside…”

Lemon Delicious Pudding

I have lost count of how many times I have made this pudding. Whilst recovering from head and neck cancer, this dish was my go to food when I had to eat and was having trouble with sickness or swallowing. I still make this 2-3 times a week. For me it adds calories and isContinue reading “Lemon Delicious Pudding”

Chicken Thighs and Kitchen Knives – organising your kitchen pantry

My name is five spice – Michael McInytres’ skit on herbs and spices inspired this blog, that and an hilarious conversation about chicken thighs with my mum.

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