Simmerings


Why Brunch?

Brunch can be so much more of a treat than lunch. Implicit in Brunch is a late start, maybe a bit more time in bed, a hint of decadence. Long, leisurely and easy, it’s catch up time with friends or the newspaper.  It’s a great time to...

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Here’s Something I Prepared Earlier

The cookery programmes make it all look so easy. That’s because all the prep is already done and they’re just assembling  ingredients to cook.  Actually, that’s a pretty good strategy for those weekday meals when everybody comes home...

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Losing your Resolve?

I am the Queen of giving things up. I’ve spent months and years at various stages of my life not drinking coffee, not eating meat, not drinking alcohol and not smoking 40 cigarettes a day….. There are a couple of things that work for...

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The Bread Rant


The Bread Rant

Friends home on vacation called into Seasons the other day and couldn’t believe our sign that we were no longer making sandwiches until we could have decent bread delivered to us. They moved to Australia a few years back...

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Affording Organic Chicken

Apparently everybody would love to eat Organic Chicken but find the price prohibitive. Typically, a chicken makes four meals. If a clever use of the same chicken made eight meals, maybe people would change over.

So, here are some...

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Christmas Damage Limitation

Over-drinking:
I couldn’t do the “hair of the dog” if it was to save my life. But as somebody for whom two glasses of wine is one and half too many, I know hangovers. At least I used to. Then I discovered Coconut Water – that is one...

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Christmas Calm

People are always really surprised to hear that we never have Christmas dinner.  Years ago, when I discovered that I was missing all the fun in the house because I was too busy cooking, I introduced a rule that it can’t take more than...

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Thinking of your Engine

Thinking of your Engine

All the recent  talk about “fuel stretching” heightens my awareness of “food stretching”. Food stretching used to be when the rellies turned up as a surprise, and you needed to feed a few extra out of the pot so extra  spuds and carrots...

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Clean and Healthy Food

Clean and Healthy Food

With so much food clutter in our heads we’re getting a bit confused about how to healthfully feed ourselves, how to do a weekly grocery shop, pack a lunch or order a “clean” meal in a restaurant? If I add to the bewilderment, please...

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