Where to find the most dazzling dahlias


Over the last couple of years my love of dahlias has grown. So much so that through late August and through September I usually always have a vase of them in my home. I just love their symmetrical form and dazzling colours.   Last September I took a trip to Anglesey Abbey (the gorgeous National … Continue reading Where to find the most dazzling dahlias

How to make a healthy salad that really fills you up


I've never been that much of a salad fan, always feeling that by opting for a salad I would be missing out. But I've had a few great salads recently and have found them really filling and simply delicious. Here's my version of one of those salads .... This salad is really easy to make … Continue reading How to make a healthy salad that really fills you up

How to make and cook courgette spaghetti (aka courgetti)


Until a few years ago the most exciting thing that I used to make with a courgette was to slice in thinly and fry in a little butter. But that’s no longer the case. Courgettes are now the must have vegetable and I have to admit, one of my favourites. Courgettes were once a vegetable … Continue reading How to make and cook courgette spaghetti (aka courgetti)

Quick and easy to make Chicken Souvlaki


If you've holiday'd in Greece and not eaten souvlaki (unless you're vegetarian) then you have seriously missed out. But all's not lost, here's a super easy recipe to make this at home. Souvlaki is a Greek staple and can be made from any meat. Essentially its marinated meat, skewered and BBQ'd. I made our souvlaki … Continue reading Quick and easy to make Chicken Souvlaki

Can you grow a herb garden from supermarket herbs?


If you're anything like me then you've bought endless pots of supermarket herbs, used them for one dish and then they've died off before you get chance to use them again. But what happens when you plant them in the garden? I'd always thought that supermarket herbs were grown (and in all fairness they are) … Continue reading Can you grow a herb garden from supermarket herbs?

How to easily make Rhubarb & Elderflower Gin


So what's happened with gin of late? It's become the on-trend, must-have drink. Having become a recent convert I thought I'd have a go at making some flavoured gin. Gin and I have never been friends. Up until a month ago I had only drunk gin once in my life, way back in my early … Continue reading How to easily make Rhubarb & Elderflower Gin

Kale the Superfood : and why it’s so good for you


When it comes to healthy eating then kale should be right up there on your list of choice as few vegetables can boast the number of nutrients that it contains. It addition to being a great source of vitamins, A, C and K, kale also contains manganese, copper and phytochemicals. Vitamin A is important for helping to … Continue reading Kale the Superfood : and why it’s so good for you