• Rhubarb, nut and cinnamon loaf

    Published On: May 14, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

    Rhubarb season is well under way and we have already made pies, crumble, and frozen some and so I wanted to make something different today. I made this recipe for the first time.  I had [...]

  • Getting out of debt

    Published On: March 20, 2023Categories: Saving Money, Uncategorized

    WHY DO PEOPLE GET INTO DEBT? Debt can happen to anyone, especially in these unpredictable times. It can be because you lose a job, a relationship breaks up, you lose track of money, unexpected repairs, [...]

  • Can I still grow vegetables and herbs if my garden is shaded?

    Published On: February 18, 2023Categories: Growing Food, Uncategorized

    A lot of people are planning their gardens for growing some food now. You might think that you can not grow vegetables in your garden due to shade.  Luckily , there are some vegetables that [...]

  • 2 half term activities involving seeds.

    Published On: February 15, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

    If  you are like me you are wanting to sort out your seeds for planting next year.  I don't know about you, but I often have seeds that are out of date that I have [...]

  • Cheap cheats for Valentine’s Day

    Published On: February 12, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

    You have probably seen in the shops all the Valentine Day meal deals.  Some of them are really good value but they are outside of my food budget, and Valentine's Day is not a big [...]

  • Cheats Mexican Tortilla Lasagne

    Published On: January 20, 2023Categories: Uncategorized

    I had it in my head that I was going to make a spicy lasagne for my main meal today, which we both love. I have some wrinkled peppers that need eating up and I [...]

  • Crops that survive or actually improve with a frost.

    Published On: January 14, 2023Categories: Growing Food, Uncategorized

    I don't plant many winter vegetables as, to be honest, I like a break from all the hard work of growing food, and I am a bit of a 'fair weather' gardener as I do [...]

  • 16 ways to motivate yourself to reach your goals.

    Published On: January 3, 2023Categories: Uncategorized, Wellbeing

    I must admit that I find it harder to motivate myself nowadays. My motivation in the past was always to get a better life for my children or I had to be forced to make [...]

  • Gingerbread Reindeer

    Published On: December 23, 2022Categories: Uncategorized

      Every year we make gingerbread reindeer. They are easy to make and and are great for a buffet or for putting in cellophane bags in our hampers that we give as gifts some times. [...]

  • 10 ways to use up Hummus

    Published On: December 8, 2022Categories: Uncategorized

    I put a hummus recipe on the other day and said that I would post different ways to use up hummus and so here are 10 ways that we make sure that no hummus is [...]

  • Showing Love with Food

    Published On: December 3, 2022Categories: Uncategorized

    I have just been making some food for a friend who is ill. Although I could easily buy things from the supermarket I wanted to bake and make things, as the effort is me showing [...]