So 2016 finally comes to an end. It's been a challenging year for me, driven primarily by having lived in three countries during the year and needing to get my cat safely transported between each of them; not an easy task with the amount of paperwork involved and the chance that she might get sick as a … Continue reading Jumping barefoot in to 2017….
Happy New Year to everybody that I know. May all your 2017 dreams come true. #barefootinbarbados #HappyNewYear #2017 #resolutions
This was a dish that I used to make many, many years ago. I’ve changed the recipe slightly; adding more vegetables and varying the spicing, and I prefer this to the original version. As soon as I tasted it, it took me back to when I would make this in my Mum and Dad's kitchen; all … Continue reading Foodie Friday – Black Eyed Pea Curry
Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com I love this book, and it has to be one of my favourite books of recent years. I've read it a number of times, both as a personal selection and as part of a book club, and it remains one of my favourites. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
It's that time of year when the big guy in the red suit has loaded up his sleigh, harnessed the reindeer and flown around the world bringing joy and happiness to so many. And possibly eaten too many mince pies! Whilst enjoying the celebrations, I am also mindful of those who are less fortunate and, … Continue reading Merry Christmas…. and spare a thought for others
It's my first Christmas for a long time where I haven't been eating meat, so I've been trying out vegetarian options for main course. I've tried a couple that I won't be making again, but this one is just lovely. I make it in the smaller, individual loaf tins (7x10cm) so that I can cook … Continue reading Foodie Friday – Mushroom Nut Roast
Image Source: http://www.goodreads.com This is a book that I had heard about maybe 6 or 12 months ago, and despite being intrigued by the title, it had made it on to my reading list and no further. When I finished working and moved to Barbados, I found that I had so much more free … Continue reading A Novel Idea – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows