Thursday, 26 April 2012


recent freebies; latest alternative to shopping on the internet.
 day 4 of whole30 - breakfast - turkey mince scotch eggs
rain, sun & filters = sparkles
or bokeh stars
hideous jumper progress, in natural light

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


 small leak
small flood

Monday, 23 April 2012


the start of a hideous jumper.

Sunday, 22 April 2012


not the usual sunday breakfast.

Saturday, 21 April 2012


 Soon to be my cousin's first concert & some teen nostalgia for me.
 Blickling Hall
 Hollow hedges.
 Amazing tea.

Friday, 20 April 2012


running commences next week. when the rain stops.

Thursday, 19 April 2012


 my best friend's wedding
when will it stop being so miserable??

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


 Clarified butter.

Treats before Whole30: chopped strawberries, flaked almonds, hazelnuts & organic dark chocolate.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

recipe: paleo rissoles

8oz cooked beef (or lamb, if you're that way inclined)
vegetables: at least 1 finely chopped small onion & 1 clove crushed garlic; I also use celery
2 level tsp chopped parsley (or mixed herbs/herb of choice)
1 small egg, beaten
1.5oz/40g ground almonds
touch of tomato puree
salt & pepper
butter/clarified butter/lard/coconut oil for frying

1) put cooked meat into food processor, or grind through a mincer.
2) add finely chopped veg, egg, herbs, ground almonds, tomato puree & seasoning.
3) mix well.
4) shape into burgers (above quantities should make 6).
5) fry for around 5 minutes on each side, until browned & cooked through.

loosely based on a recipe by delia smith.

I use this two days after a roast, if there is meat still left over. I don't really weight anything, I just add things until they are the right consistency and it seems to work well enough. Delicious with a leafy salad, home made guacamole and the paleo herb buns that I mention frequently.

Saturday, 14 April 2012


improvised cold frame.

Friday, 13 April 2012


 growing season; spring has sprung/sprouted etc.

Picking up unfinished projects from 2007.
I don't know if this is how you actually make a rag rug, it seems to be working though.

Monday, 9 April 2012


this was SO GOOD.
paleo herb buns {I used melted butter because I still can't face coconut oil in large quantities. They turned out much softer than I was expecting}, watercress salad & organic beef burgers made with finely chopped onions & celery.
[lets not go into detail about the sauces, I was being lazy]

Sunday, 8 April 2012


i thought i liked my hair today but now i realise i really need to buy a comb and perhaps take more care when hacking at my fringe. oh well.
easter present. i'm not really sure tbh.

The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
- I can't wait to start making things from this. I am excited about Dandelion salads of hope.

Friday, 6 April 2012


 I should probably have a hangover label by now.

another paleo breakfast:
smoked back bacon, fried finely chopped veg (butter, onion, celery, mushrooms), eggs, seasoning, grated cheese.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012


bought a chicken coop.
raided the library.