Whatever you want, Mum said.

Growing up, my mom’s style of parenting was a rather interesting one. Unorthodox you might say. I had a library card with endless scope, the library being very close to my primary school, and I simply selected and read whatever I wanted. Whatever I wanted, that was the general order of the day when it […]

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This Prisoner’s Final Meal

It’s no secret I’m my grandpappy’s child. We’re cut from the same cloth him and I. Dreamy and contemplative, often lost to our thoughts. And with a mom working the occasional evening shift, I was often fobbed off on her folks. Without fail, it was my Papa who tucked me into bed at night and […]

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Crispy, grilled chokka with zesty mint and parsley rice

So let’s face it. Times are tough and pennies are few. That’s no secret. But I’m not about to let that get between me and a tasty meal! Both in budget and in environmental matters, reducing meat consumption (particularly beef) has been a pretty big goal for me, using smaller portions more for flavour in […]

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Superfoods for the New Year with The Yoga Kitchen by Marlien Wright

Let me make myself clear from the start. I don’t do deprivation diets. I like food. There I said it. Surely I’d be crazy not to? And while others enthuse on the latest diet craze, I’m often left thinking to myself, You might as well lock me up and throw away the key! But superfoods…. […]

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Sticky Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables

So the beginning of this year saw the end of a two year relationship. And such is life. I never imagined at the time though that one of the greatest challenges this year would be dinner for one. Who knew that I would be so inherently lazy when it came to cooking solely for myself! […]

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