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3 Simple Tips to Avoid Overeating AND Enjoy Your Food More

3 Simple Tips to Avoid Overeating AND Enjoy Your Food More

ou might not believe me. But there is a down side to following your dream. Well at least when that dream revolves around writing, reading, talking, thinking, photographing AND cooking food. Yes being surrounded by delicious things is brilliant on one hand. But it also means a lot of opportunities to overindulge. I hate it […]

My Edible Garden Springtime Update (the possum ‘wars’ continue)

My Edible Garden Springtime Update (the possum ‘wars’ continue)

here are many things I love about not being pregnant. Drinking wine in the evenings with my Irishman tops the list without question. But being able to bend down in my garden is definitely up there. It’s the simple things. Since my last edible garden update where I shared a warts-and-all ‘tour’, I’ve been spending […]

Why I LOVE to Keep My Cooking Simple + Roast Mushroom ‘Toasts’

Why I LOVE to Keep My Cooking Simple + Roast Mushroom ‘Toasts’

ast weekend I was digging through the Stonesoup archives looking for a curry recipe when I was reminded of why I have a love-hate relationship with my blog comments. I love that you, as my reader can let me know what you like or don’t. And I love being able to learn from you. But […]

14 Fun & Random Facts About Me+ A ‘Super’ Delicious Soup

14 Fun & Random Facts About Me+ A ‘Super’ Delicious Soup

he other day I was having loads of fun updating my ‘about’ page. And it occurred to me that you might not know all this stuff. So this week I thought I’d share probably more than you want to know about the ‘brains’ behind Stonesoup. Oh and I have an amazing soup recipe for you […]

How to Cook Without Recipes

How to Cook Without Recipes

his might surprise you, but I haven’t always been a good cook. In fact, it wasn’t until I was in my early 20s at university that I even began really cooking. And I wasn’t any better (or worse) than my flatmates. I did have lots of enthusiasm and was willing to try new things. And […]

Cauliflower ‘Pizza’

Cauliflower ‘Pizza’

ave you ever tried making a pizza base out of cauliflower? I remember my first attempt. It. was. terrible. Soggy, with a really strong overcooked cauliflower aroma and flavour. Yuck! It was so bad that I decided it wasn’t a place I ever wanted to go to again. Like never (and normally I’m a firm […]

Do You Make this Meal Planning Mistake?

Do You Make this Meal Planning Mistake?

ecently I did a survey asking Stonesoup readers about their biggest problems with cooking and eating. Guess what came out on top? Meal planning. The whole process of figuring out what to cook each week can be a challenge. Here’s the thing… the reason you may be struggling with the process of planning and shopping […]

How to Open Any Jar

How to Open Any Jar

ere’s a fact that not many people know about me… It’s one of my ‘super powers’. I’m really great at opening jars. It may not seem a big deal, but trust me, it totally comes in handy. So how did I develop my super strength? It was something I figured out during my very first […]

Special Birthday Treats!

Special Birthday Treats!

his may sound a bit crazy. But I’m going to tell you anyway… It’s my birthday on Thursday (no that’s not the crazy part). This year I’m actually looking forward to getting older. Like really excited about it. Why? Well, I’m turning 44 and all my previous repeated digit years have been really significant for […]

How Do You Know When Food is Still ‘Safe to Eat’?

How Do You Know When Food is Still ‘Safe to Eat’?

ant to know something that drives me crazy? Normally I’m a pretty relaxed person. But. When chefs / recipes writers give insanely conservative estimates of how long food will last. It really makes me mad. I understand that no one wants to get sued from making someone sick. But what about all the food that […]