30.6.10

Weight Loss Wednesday




Do you like my postcards? They are Moo cards. I read about them on Jane Brocket's blog. A fantastic way to show off your photographs.
I ordered 20 cards of 5 different designs, they cost £15 including p&p. No idea what I shall do with them but I'm very pleased with them.




And what about my sweet peas, do you like them? They smell delicious. I'm picking quite a few each day at the moment from my two pots of sweet pea plants. The more you pick them, the more flowers you get. Thanks mum for bringing me the plants (and for planting them :o))

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OK, enough prevaricating. Weight Loss Wednesday has unfortunately become Weight Gain Wednesday. Not too much, one lb on. I'm afraid I haven't stopped baking, in fact I've just polished off the last two brownies which I made for yesterday's dessert. I made them because son number 2 had a guest, but that was just an excuse, I made them because I wanted to eat brownies. The kids would have been happy with the strawberry lollies in the freezer.

 When did foods that were once thought of as treats become part of our daily diet? What happened to a simple wholesome diet? I've been reading a fascinating little book called The Good Scots Diet by Maisie Steven. The Scots were once regarded as one of the healthiest nations in the world, strong and hearty folk fed on a diet of oats, barley, fish, whole dairy produce, not much meat, vegetables and berries. Unfortunately this traditional diet has all but disappeared.


Here's my take on a diet of traditional, simple whole foods made up of what I had available when I took the photo. It's basic, there are no frills but I can make some darn tasty meals from that lot. The kids can have flapjacks, scones and fruit muffins for their extras none of which I find particularly tempting and C and I can manage without extras, we certainly don't need them.

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29.6.10

June Sampler

June Sampler
June is nearly over and summer is well and truly upon us. June has been a month of colour; scarlet poppies, yellow roses, pink pinks an...
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26.6.10

Simple Saturday Pleasures

Simple Saturday Pleasures
Flowers from my garden. A handmade loaf A new pudding idea - coconut creams  inspired by a Nigella Law...
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25.6.10

Barley Water

Barley Water
Did you know how easy it is to make barley water? Forget Robinson's, it's probably full of rubbish. Not only is barley water ...
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22.6.10

Midsummer Birthday

Midsummer Birthday
First fruits from my garden. Raspberries grow like weeds in my little garden. They pop up all over the place. I used them to dec...
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20.6.10

This and That

This and That
Well, thank you everybody who left a comment on my last post :o) I am so glad you enjoyed the wonderful poppy field. Isn't it marvellou...
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17.6.10

Poppies

Poppies
These pictures were taken just outside Stourport in Worcestershire on the Bewdley road, about 14 miles from Worcest...
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16.6.10

Weight Loss Wednesday

Weight Loss Wednesday
Slightly downcast this weigh-in. I made the mistake of weighing myself a day early. Yesterday my scales said 14st 2lb, but today they say 1...
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14.6.10

Weekend Colour Supplement

Weekend Colour Supplement
Some colourful bits and bobs from my weekend. Above, my garden looking green and leafy in the sun. A burnished roast chicken. Bes...
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11.6.10

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial
It's elderflower time. Elder is rampant in the hedges around my house. Yesterday I filled my bike basket with elderflowers an...
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