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-POOKIE-'s Blogs

Frozen Avocado...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      8 comments

So Tesco has frozen avocado halves. Since moving away from London, one of the only things we miss is the Turkish food store! Their produce was always amazing. Avocados are so annoyingly hit and miss and expensive while being that, so w... Read more
22nd Book in Cookery Challenge: The Big Bean Cookbook.
Monday, June 27, 2016      7 comments

Love this book, loads of lovely pictures, a section at the start with descriptions, uses and history of loads of legumes, grains and their basic pro... Read more
Friday, June 24, 2016      7 comments

... can just eff off. This year has been wretched and hateful and I have had enough. So much loss, horror and turmoil. Stop the ride, I want off.... Read more
21st Book in Cookery Challenge: Slow Cooker and One-Pot Cooking and Casseroles
Thursday, June 23, 2016      6 comments

Another repeated book. It's a great book so why not! This time I made the Mediterranean Vegetable Bake, roasted vegetables in, ok honestly it's... Read more
Horrified at senseless vandalism at a local special needs school.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      10 comments

I am so angry right now. Senseless, mindless, nasty idiots have vandalised the playing area of an amazing school here in Blackpool. The School is for students with special educational needs and goes right up to sixth form age. Where I ... Read more
Got a "new" phone, Spark App a lot more useful now!
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      8 comments

My husband got an upgrade to something fancy and gave me his "old" still pretty fancy phone. I'm not obsessed with phones to be honest, it annoys me how much some people use them, but I am pleased to get this phone as it can actually use th... Read more
Woes of finding supplements for my vegetarian husband.
Friday, June 10, 2016      7 comments

Morrisons used to stock a Vegetarian Omega 3+6 capsule... which also means the capsule is vegetarian, not gelatin. Obviously vegetarians struggle to get this in their diets. Nobody wants to just chew on flax! Tesco makes an Omega 3+6+9... Read more
20th Cookery Challenge, not from a book this week.
Thursday, June 09, 2016      7 comments

Navratan (9 jewels) korma. We enjoyed this, took picture of my husbands bowl as it looked better with the rice than my half empty bowl! Had with som... Read more
Phew! Over 2.5 hours cooking later...
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      9 comments

Thats 12 boxes of chili, 6 boxes of curry and 23 bags of black beans! (23 breakfasts) Phew! Done now! Waiting for it all to cool to freeze... Read more
Busy cooking day tomorrow.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      8 comments

Firstly, got a huge pot of black beans soaking right now to cook up and portion out for our breakfast burritos. Freezing cooked beans works really well. Then, an even bigger vat of vegetarian chili for freezing in portions as well, my chili... Read more
19th Book in Cookery Challenge: Everyday Superfood by Jamie Oliver
Monday, June 06, 2016      9 comments

Repeating this book, its a really great book. I made the Cacciatore, but made it vegetarian. (used quorn, can't imagine hunting down wild quorn... Read more
Brilliant swims this week!
Thursday, June 02, 2016      10 comments

The lovely pool right near me unfortunately is closed to public due to school swimming sessions at the times my little girl is at nursery, so I have to travel to the other, not so nice and permanently chilly one down on South Shore. but dur... Read more
18th Book in Cookery Challenge: Pretty much every other book I own!
Wednesday, June 01, 2016      9 comments

I made Piperade. It's a french/spanish traditional dish. It's in many of my recipe books, I made the scrambled egg version. It's so simple, 1 of each red, yellow and green peppers, 2 tomatoes, bit of black pepper and a little chil... Read more
17th Book in Cookery Challenge: The Sugar-free Kitchen
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      7 comments

I made a frittata, but did it in the oven as I don't have a pan I can use on the cooker and in it. When I went shopping, the store managed to n... Read more
Also excited about the stained glass windows in the porch.
Thursday, May 26, 2016      13 comments

Right now my Dad is "double glazing" the beautiful stained glass leaded windows we have in our porch. They are also original to the house, but they are fragile. And the wooden frame they where in is rotted and leaking. It would be a HUGE and exp... Read more

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