Archive for February, 2013

The eatwell plate…

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If you are feeling overwhelmed with nutritional claims and ‘advice’ from literally every angle then start with this… This is the ‘eatwell plate’ and it is one of the key elements of the Department of Health and The Food Standards Agency issued recommendations for a healthy diet. It is designed as a visual representation of […]

Seasonal food…the slim pickings of February…

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I’m watching a friend stoically work their way through this pictured apricot. I have to stop them and photograph it. They think I’m bonkers. I think they’re bonkers. It’s an impasse. Of course, I think they’re more bonkers than me because they are eating a fruit that is no more in season than a crop […]

Chicken soup – the Jewish penicillin…

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Apparently I am one sixteenth Jewish or something like that but I’ve always discounted it as too distant to influence me. However, when faced with a household of sickness I began to wonder. I could see nothing but a sea of feverish and sweaty ill people, all thirsty and demanding. None would eat. Not eat?!?! […]

Root vegetable bake based on the Woolton Pie…

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Exactly as with the Woolton Pie, the initial decision as to whether you are going with a potato topping or a pie crust also determines the contents of the pie. Potatoes are the main focus of the decision making process as they will feature somewhere either mashed on the top or sliced in the filling. I like […]

Woolton Pie…

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Writing about old family dishes led me to reading about Woolton Pie. This second world wartime invention was presented as a nutritious and filling dish in an effort to keep a nation on it’s feet. Apparently invented by the chef at the Savoy hotel in London and named after the Minster of Food, Lord Woolton. […]

Vitamin D…

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It seems only pertinent at this time of the year when the sun is hibernating and the whites of our eyes are greying, to mention one of the hardest vitamins to uptake…the ‘sunshine vitamin’. Vitamin D is a fat soluble. This is something I’m sure many people read and think ‘ah okay’ but just in […]