food to glow

feel good food that's good for you

I was going to give you a super-easy and healthy-ish, ice cream recipe, inspired by my recent trip to Spain. Miss R even had a crackin’ tune all planned out, a real belter. But the sloppy slap of rain against the conservatory roof put me in a baking mood. Not a cake baking mood but …

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Oh good. You’ve got past the scary title. I know, I know. I go from sugar and spice and everything nice, to sardines and chermoula. That’s what you get when you come here: the unexpected, the unusual…the unpronounceable. Apologies are due if you were lured in by last week’s summer berries crumble tart, a crisp …

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You’ll be relieved to know that today’s post is a quickie, both in the writing and the recipe. Tomorrow Miss R, Mr A, my lovely in-laws and I are headed to Barcelona for a week. And I have done nothing in preparation. I don’t even know where my summer clothes are (I am still wearing …

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Seeing as I am not a frequenter of destination spas, calling this a ‘spa salad’ may be a bit cheeky. But, from the little I have experienced of the pampered life I think this nutritious, light, yet deceptively filling salad could feature – somewhere between the mango, lobster and microleaves tower and the poached pear …

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Caponata is the epitome of summer sunshine. Italian summer sunshine, to be precise. A thick cooked-down mulch of all that is best from the summer garden (or market), this colourful Sicilian vegetable stew is a frequent gracer of the food to glow table during summer months. Or, if we are lucky, as a lap-based lunch …

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You don’t know how much I wanted to title this “Pock Marked Old Woman with a Drunken Sailor.” I could have got a whole new readership on that one title alone. Possibly not a readership whose comments I could publish. More the readership that clicks on ‘certain’ ads, for ‘certain’ products, shall we say. So …

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I know you are all busy people on a Sunday, so just a quick post to see you through the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee festivities. Along with yesterday’s two White Chocolate Treats (one with freeze-dried strawberries and the other with rose water) we will be mainly munching on these Chocolate-covered Strawberries. The kick? Once again, I …

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Living in Great Britain it is hard to escape catching Queen’s Diamond Jubilee fever. Turn on the telly, flick on the radio, open a magazine or even glance at a newspaper, it’s all crowns, corgis and Queen. Resistance is futile. Celebrating 60 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is pulling out all the stops: …

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I think today is the last of our summer days for a wee while. Unlike in many other countries, where seasons are either clearly defined, or a climate firmly established, Britain seems subject to the vagaries of a temperate maritime climate. I know by very definition ‘temperate’ should exclude ‘vagary,’ but with the Arctic systems …

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EATING FREE, by Manuel Villacorta, RD, MS, CSSD – a book review On the back of award-winning dietitian Manuel Villacorta’s new book, Eating Free, is the headline, “Lose Weight and Look Great Without Gimmicks and Guilt.” This is from a man who proposes that potential pound shedders eat carbs and exercise less. On the face …

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