Italian sausages

My lovely Italian colleague brought me some of her homemade pork & fennel sausages during the week – along with amazing photos of the sausage making extravaganza that had occurred at her home over the weekend. Amazing scenes! Anyway, inspired by her generous gift and by another post from Stonesoup, I made this for dinner:…

In honour of food

In part this post is inspired by one by the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam & Lime Cordial about how lovely it is to know where your food comes from. Tonight on twitter I posted this There are so many good things about what I’m making for dinner that I think I’ll have to blog…

New age parenting?

I read a blog post on WordPress’ Freshly Pressed today that got me thinking about my parenting style.  In her post, Stephanie at Momma Be Thy Name says Parenting standards have obviously changed over the years (and most for good reason), but here’s why I say our parents rocked. She goes on to list a…

Baby gardening steps

My wonderfully thorough partner has done a wonderfully thorough job of mapping out the sunny spots in our garden – with a view to starting to grow some of our own food.  It was an interesting exercise, we both thought there was ‘not much’ sun anywhere in our yard and to some extent we were…

Frugality and sustainability

I’m inspired to write today’s post by a couple of things. First. I need some urgent, very expensive dental work done – so expensive it is going to completely wipe out my savings (such as they are).  While I’m pleased that I have savings that I can use to pay for it and that I…