In the words of Adam Ant ‘You don’t drink, don’t smoke…what do you do?’
Well Adam it is true I don't drink (I came back from a juicing retreat 8 years ago and have not touched a drop since, never my intention!), I used to smoke but gave up the fags many moons ago...so what do I do?
I like to 'Eat' alot! 'Dig' at my allotment and 'Love' to live life with a grateful heart.
As the title of my blog suggests cooking is a passion of mine. I love to eat but more importantly to cook for others.To see friends sitting round my table chatting into the wee small hours and loving my home cooked food is a pleasure.
There is nothing better than spending a few moments in the kitchen rustling up a Vikki Sponge. This to me is my meditation, my down time, time where my mind can stop its incessant chatter and I can be absorbed into the joy of baking.
I am a child of the 70’s and as such was lucky enough to take Domestic Science classes – do you remember those? Where we actually learnt to cook and were taught the science behind the method? Not like my children, their cookery classes consisted of designing fast food packaging and then making a burger without even being taught how to chop an onion!
So I encouraged my three girls to cook. My youngest has ventured into the harsh world of pastry and is a pastry chef at a 5 star London hotel – I envy her days spent elbow deep in flour but find her dedication to her profession at 20 years old amazing. How many 20 years old would regularly work 14 plus hour days? It is such a creative outlet for her and I hope to inspire you to join me in the kitchen.
When I was a teenager I went to the local comprehensive school with a school farm. How lucky was I? After school I would help milk the goats, feed the chickens and a menagerie of small furry beings. I LOVED it! I can remember spending a whole summer nagging my parents to allow me to have my own kid goat. Needless to say the answer was a resounding ‘NO’.
I moved to London and forgot all about nature and my love of all things green. Many years later I have rediscovered this passion and have been amazingly lucky to be given half an allotment plot.
In September 2013 I started to ‘dig’. I am no expert in this area, am making lots of mistakes and seem to be responsible for keeping the entire slug population of Surrey well fed but will share the ups and downs of this new journey…hopefully some of you will be able to help me out here!
The love bit? Meet Angus…the new love in my life. He’s 2 year-old Shih Tzu Poodle cross who arrived 3 months ago. Look at that face! What more is there to say? Well…’Sausages’ might be a fitting response ☺
Other loves are my three beautiful girlies of course, meditation, walking, exploring the world and jumping on my yoga mat at every opportunity.
Welcome to my world