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Travel

The week that was…

On Thursday I arrived home after ten very full on days in Manhattan. That place never ceases to amaze me. It is so full of energy and from the moment you arrive, you get swept up in the frenetic pace of it all. I walked, ate, shopped, walked, ate, went to a few favourite places, then walked, …

Crochet

Haiku

It has been lovely reacquainting myself with the hook and Haiku was the perfect project to ease back in to crochet. Mindless repetition which became mediative. I ordered the pattern from Quince & Co, along with two balls of tern. Calico & Ivy stock a gorgeous brushed suri alpaca from frog tree yarns, it is so wonderfully soft …

Recipe

daily green : recipe

The last few months have seen me make a concerted effort to eat lots of greens on a daily basis. I’m a big salad girl but sometimes time gets away from me and on those days I whip up a green drink. There is nothing quite like whacking a few ingredients into a food processor …

Recipe

Nutty Quinoa Salad

I have made versions of this salad on a few occasions and it is always a winner with the crowds. Prior to quitting sugar, I used Israeli/pearl couscous in place of the quinoa and chopped dried apricots instead of diced green apples. Whatever your dietary requirements, both versions taste great. I generally serve the salad …

Food

i quit sugar : week 4

J and I are on the home stretch! Although we have just finished week 4 (because we skipped the first two weeks of ‘operation cut back on sugar’), we are at the equivalent of week 6. This means we have introduced low fructose fruit back into our diet (raspberries, kiwis and green apples) but I …

Food

I quit sugar

Since I started a regular yoga practice I have started listening to my body. I have noticed that what I eat and drink directly impacts on my practice and how I feel on a day to day basis. Yeah, I know, I know… talk about “stating the obvious” but the yoga has magnified the realisation …