A Good Laugh and a Long Sleep

If you are feeling tired or discouraged read on. Have you seen a programme called “The IT Crowd”?  I’ve seen bits of episodes now and again, and the thing that sticks in my mind from this sit com about an office IT department is the question the IT guys often ask those who phone him for help.  He always says … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 7

This is a great recipe when you are looking for something that doesn’t include pasta, rice or potatoes.  Quinoa (pronounced, keen-wah) has been called the  ‘gold of the Incas’.  It’s full of protein, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.  It is especially good for people who suffer from migraine or headaches. Warming Quinoa and Kidney Bean Chili Ingredients: *  1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained * … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 4

Lentil and Bean Curry with Polenta This is a really easy recipe for you that I was given and then modified to suit my family.  People absolutely love this dinner and it’s yummy enough to give to visitors and get compliments. Ingredients •   1 onion chopped •   Cold pressed virgin olive oil (or other good cold pressed oil that can … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 3

Here’s your third recipe in the series of October Recipe Month. I like this one because it’s a vegetarian recipe.  Cashews are sometimes called ‘nature’s vitamin pills’.  They have 5 grams of protein per ounce and high levels of the essential minerals: iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper and manganese. Creamy Pasta with Cashew Sauce Serves 4 Ingredients: *  500gm (1 … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 2

This is the second recipe for October Recipe Month.  Fiona posted this on www.Facebook.com/TheBroadRoom and Diane tried it and made comments.  It’s certainly simple and passes the ‘yummy’ test. Broccoli and Chicken Bake Recipe from Fiona Taylor’s mother-in-law With comments and suggestions from Diane Scheepers Serves four or five. Double the recipe for larger families. Ingredients *  ½ a large broccoli *  … Continue reading

Recipe Month – Recipe 1

This is my first recipe for you for October Recipe Month.  It’s an easy recipe – it’s so easy that you can teach it to any child who is able to chop veggies. Bacon and Potato Bake Serves 4 Ingredients: *  4 large potatoes, (leave unpeeled if you use organic) cut into cubes *  150 grams (6 oz) bacon slices, cut into … Continue reading

What’s For Dinner?

I was having a very busy day recently, and I finally plopped down, mid-afternoon with a cup of tea, took a breath and considered what else I needed to get through before dinner time.  Then it dawned on me that I didn’t have a single thing planned for dinner. I wasn’t worried because I just thought that I would produce … Continue reading

One of my favourite websites

I thought I would share with you one of my favourite websites.  It is a cooking website and it belongs to a young woman who enjoys cooking for her family of seven – siblings and parents.  She also takes very beautiful photographs which makes her website look  really lovely. This week she has written about a new cooking gadget and … Continue reading