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Month: December 2016

What’s wrong with these parsnips?

What’s wrong with these parsnips?

Here’s a question for you: What’s wrong with these parsnips? We are such fussy shoppers, picking over fruit and veg to find the most attractive. I guess more attractive veg not only appeals to our eyes, but maybe also seems more healthy and nutritious. Parsnips (as well as carrots) aren’t the most attractive vegetables. If you’re buying them for parsnip mash or to go in soup, their appearance really doesn’t come into it. So, I’d normally opt for bigger ones,…

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A perfectly festive weekend that doesn’t break the bank

A perfectly festive weekend that doesn’t break the bank

It’s so easy to spend money at any time of year, but especially at Christmas. I’ve got lots of ideas for saving money, but if the perfect something catches your eye for a loved one, you can soon find yourself spending money you didn’t intend to! This weekend, my plans mean I’ll be having an ever so festive time, without constantly spending. Tonight the plan is a ‘fakeaway’- pizza and chips (or more likely, potato wedges that are tastier, have…

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It sometimes pays to slow down

It sometimes pays to slow down

The busier you are, the more you can get done, and the more of your goals you can achieve. Right? I mean, that’s the reason we’re all so busy isn’t it? More shopping done, more batch cooking prepped, more house cleaned, more friends met, more books read, more decorations made… I can’t help but think that it sometimes pays to slow down. There’s so much pressure, both in the online world and the real world. And at this time of…

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