There will be no rocket science here, no Michelin stars, and nothing amazing.

Simple, affordable, tasty home cooked grub from a lass that enjoys being in the kitchen, and hates washing up.

Helping you with what to stock, meal planning and shopping lists to get you organised, and enjoying food that fits your budget.

You will find recipes relating to the places I visit and the people I write about, as well as the things that I love to scoff.

When you absolutely have to

When you absolutely have to

Sometimes, we are hungry, we know we want something, but we don't know what we want. So we dither in the cupboards, umming and ahhing, irritiating others with our huffs and puffs. Somehow under the illusion that when we open the cupboard for the 18th time, something...

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Cheap Cheat Sundried Tomato Paste

Cheap Cheat Sundried Tomato Paste

I adore sundried tomatoes. I can, and sometimes do, eat them with mozzarella and olives, smothered in their flavoursome olive oil, perhaps with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. They are an absolute treat. It is no secret amongst my friends that I am always penny pinching...

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‘Gross’ Pizza,  Mandarin, Anchovy and Olive

‘Gross’ Pizza, Mandarin, Anchovy and Olive

To the absolute dismay of Manchild 2, I was in the kitchen earlier eating little bits of mandarin orange and anchovies. Trying to decide if I was going to chuck them together on a pizza. He declared me 'gross', and I partially agree. For I am one of the worlds biggest...

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Comforting Creamy Ham, Lentil and Oat Soup

Comforting Creamy Ham, Lentil and Oat Soup

One of my favourite bowls, is one which contains a hearty soup or broth. If it can have dumplings smuggled into it too, then I am a happy girl ( Middle aged Woman). If there is a lack of dumplings then bread torn eagerly fits the bill. Or have more broth. You will be...

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Dance In Your Mouth Soup

Dance In Your Mouth Soup

Pimp your beans! This is a tomato soup recipe based on a Syn free one i tried many years ago, when I was still concerned with the size of my ass. As in every kitchen, things get tweaked, until you reach your ureka recipe! This version has a little dance in your mouth,...

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Ghostbusters Soup Mint, Pea and Coconut

Ghostbusters Soup Mint, Pea and Coconut

  Tree pollen is high today, my eyes and throat itch and I am generally lethargic. Woe is me days usually mean soup in my home. Soup covers pretty much every feeling sorry for myself mood, and usually the thicker the better. I wanted Ghostbuster Soup today. So...

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Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere

My Uncle David had an allotment when I was a child. I remember the smell of freshly dug earth crawling into my nose, and the few seconds where I would check to see if we had chopped any worms as we dug. I was always told that if a worm was chopped in half, that it...

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In the Kitchen

In the Kitchen

The Kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, its regular, steady beat nourishing the inhabitants and feeding their souls. Our Kitchen is very small, 2 adults cannot comfortably pass by or work in it together, but at a squeeze my five year old Nephew can...

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