Potatoes: Yukon Gold

Potatoes: Yukon Gold I love the name of these potatoes: Yukon Gold! They sound like some sort of exotic flower or even an exotic form of Far East gold. You wouldn’t have guessed that these are potatoes of all things. The name Yukon Gold was given in honour of the Yukon River and the goldContinue reading “Potatoes: Yukon Gold”

My Tonsillectomy Journey

24.02.2021 – Long Read My Tonsillectomy Journey Last year my anxiety levels went through the roof. Not only was the pandemic in full swing, but I was worried about my health. My glands felt swollen. I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was wrong. I panicked and made an appointment with my GP. It wasContinue reading “My Tonsillectomy Journey”

The Lockdown: Week 16 – Time To Say Goodbye … For Now

Saturday 11th July 2020 Happy Saturday! I have decided that this post will be the last lockdown post … for now. It’s been four months. Can you believe it? As restrictions are slowly being lifted in England and people are now getting back to some kind of new normal and infection numbers are slowly decreasing,Continue reading “The Lockdown: Week 16 – Time To Say Goodbye … For Now”

Turnip Cake

Turnip Cake Turnip cake is not actually made with turnip – well technically not English turnip. It is made from a root vegetable which is part of the turnip family. This root vegetable is called daikon but it is also known as mooli or even just Chinese radish. Daikon is like a big white carrotContinue reading “Turnip Cake”

The Lockdown: Week 15 – Happy Independence Day!!!

Saturday 4th July 2020 My apologies for this late post … this is what happened. On Thursday the Hubby told me that the window fitting guy was coming round on Friday morning to do some final measurements for my home windows. I’m like great! Let’s get this ball rolling … 9am he was coming. ComeContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 15 – Happy Independence Day!!!”

The Lockdown: Week 14 – Summer Is Officially Here

Friday 26th June 2020 Happy Friday! How awesome was the weather this week!? I mean come on … 30°C heat. I must admit I was sweating. We are officially into summer … yes, a whole season passed us while we were in lockdown. How do I know we are officially in the summer season? Well,Continue reading “The Lockdown: Week 14 – Summer Is Officially Here”

The Lockdown: Week 13 -It’s Been A Rough Week

Friday 12th June 2020 Hello all! It has been a pretty exhausting week mentally for me. I’m not going to get into it in detail but the lockdown has put a strain in our family dynamic. Living in close proximity to someone can bring out the worst in you … and this week all ourContinue reading “The Lockdown: Week 13 -It’s Been A Rough Week”