A Vegetarian Family Life - On Land and At Sea

Recipes and Tales from my Kitchen in Somerset and my Galley off the Jurassic Coast

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Easy Vegan Chilli with Baked Potatoes and Broccoli

This week’s simple recipe is an easy vegan chilli. This one pops up on rice, in tortillas and with polenta or cornbread, it works well in summer with cold beer but really comes into its own as a winter warmer with a glass of red, with friends, in front of the fire. This week I served it up with a piping hot baked potato and steamed broccoli for a well balanced mid week meal.

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Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017! Beetroot...

Creamy Vegan Curry with Cypriot New Potatoes

Tesco Cypriot New Potatoes are in store from now until the end of March and are perfect in this creamy vegan curry - a weeknight winter warmer to see you through these January days! It's a joy to have new potatoes to cook with so early in the new year. Tesco Cypriot...

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad – Celebrating Citrus!

Orange, Fennel and Avocado Salad - a wonderful winter pick-me-up for these post-Christmas days! Citrus season is so welcome after a bit of seasonal over indulgence. While I am wrapped in so many jumpers and scarves that the shape of me has completely disappeared, down...

Beetroot Falafel in Pitta Bread

I'm delighted to be partnering with the Organic Trade Board and the #OrganicUnboxed campaign during Veganuary to bring you my Beetroot Falafel in Homemade Pitta Breads with a Tahini and Coconut Yogurt Dressing - all organic and all vegan to Jump Start 2017! Beetroot...

Manuka Honey Glazed Plums with Overnight Oats

Manuka Honey Glazed Plums with Overnight Oats and Omega Seeds - A Superfood Breakfast to Kick Start your Day! Breakfast is such a lovely word - breaking the overnight fast as the sun rises and a new day full of promise begins. Yes, it may all go pear-shaped pretty...

Roast Pumpkin and Fig Salad – Autumn on a Plate

Heading into the second weekend of October it is definitely Autumn down here in the West Country! My obsession with all things pumpkin continues and today I am offering you a simple Roast Pumpkin and Fig Salad with Goat's Cheese, Beluga Lentils and Chilli Oil. Roast...

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Champagne Cork Craft – Lighthouse Keyring

I'm a cork collector - if we get a bottle with a real cork rather than a plastic imitation I hoard them, jealously, until a cork craft pops into my head. We had a birthday in this house, just before Christmas, and there was Champagne - which means corks, fabulous,...

Stone Craft – Fairy Houses

This is an updated version of a post which first appeared on Thinly Spread back in the Spring of 2011. When Maggy at Red Ted Art asked me to join in with a Google+ Stone Craft Hangout this week, a Hangout which fell upon my girl's thirteenth birthday, we thought it...

Autumn Leaf Wreath – Easy Fall Leaf Crafts

Autumn Leaf Wreath – Easy Fall Leaf Crafts

Today I bring you a simple and beautiful homemade autumn leaf wreath, if you collected autumn leaves as I suggested in my previous post and pressed them, you're all ready to go! If you didn't, you'd better pop on your wellies and get out there right now! This week we...

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River Cottage Christmas – A Fabulous Festive Treat!

A River Cottage Christmas in the glorious Devon countryside with Foodies100.  I love the run up to Christmas - the gathering together of friends and family, the glitter and sparkle and the flavours and scents of food to be shared, so a trip to River Cottage for a...

Food Lovers Visit Dorset

Living where Somerset meets both Dorset and Wiltshire means that I am spoilt for choice with local food producers, farmer's markets and - of course - Frome's own utterly fabulous monthly Independent Market. I love knowing exactly where my food comes from, and try to...

Cruising on Island Princess – Sea Days and Surprises

When I told people that Mr TS and I were going on a cruise they raised their eyebrows while looking me up and down and doing that thing people do with their mouths which says ‘You?! Are you sure?!’ without any words actually coming out. So – did we enjoy it? Yes, we did and this is why!

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The Return of the Duvet Day and Your Chance to Win!

When Slumberdown got in touch with me to ask if I would like a duvet day now that my older ones have headed off to far flung places it struck me that I am now a parent to two who've left, one 16 year old and a 10 year old and those early morning wake ups have...

How to Design a Kitchen – Second Time Around

We moved into our large and rambling home 16 years ago and we've spent the intervening years renovating it and raising our four children. We have, in all honesty, spent more time with the children than we have on the house and have now reached the point where the...

Patio Garden Makeover – Moving On

My kitchen has windows at both ends, the garden wraps around the house and in the summer the sliding doors from the sunroom/dining room are always open. Over the last 15 years children have run in and out with muddy boots or sandy feet, showing me a pebble which...

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