Purple sprouting broccoli

Had a lot of psb in the veggie-box this week. Apparently its doing rather well at the moment, and the more its cut back, the more it sprouts again. Usually I just steam or boil it. Been looking for a few recipes to see if I can do something else with it; found Pasta [...]

Finding out about growing cranberries and blueberries

I have a corner of the garden which has a camellia, thyme and some ornamental grass. Its quite sunny and I think the camellia would do better in the shade. There are also some roses – now I have to be careful with getting scratches I’m thinking of getting rid of the roses. So, I’m [...]

Megan’s made Mango Chutney

I’m getting quite domesticated, so fancied another kitchen adventure. Mango chutney has lots of good ingredients that are recommended in anti-cancer diets – mangoes (obviously), onions, garlic, ginger and the curry powder contains turmeric. The preparation took me about 15 minutes because the mangoes are quite tricky to prepare. The nice thing about the recipe [...]

Playing in the garden

Planted the grapevine. Had to clear out an area where there were sticks and grass cuttings – I’ll try to take them to the dump this week. Its a shady area under some buddleia but the garden gets quite a lot of light. Fingers crossed that it does well there. I also planted out the [...]

I’ve bought a grapevine!

Met up with a friend and her dog, and had a walk through some woods this morning. It was quite blowy and threatened to rain, but at times sunny too. I enjoy walking and chatting with her. Quite a few uphill bits – felt it in my legs. Probably doesn’t help that I went for [...]

What can I do with a beetroot?

Last night, I followed a recipe! I used the right ingredients, pretty much, and did what it said – not like me at all. How did this come about? Well, I had a beetroot left over from my veg box, and I needed some inspiration. So I went to veg box recipes and there was [...]

Wigs, headscarves and hair

When I bought my wig, I also bought a couple of headscarves. These were cotton, with long ties. They are gathered at the back, I’ve tried to show it in the photo. I could either do a bow at the back or wrap the ties round and tie them at the front. The headscarf has [...]

Choosing a wig

We were given a leaflet by the nurses for a hairdresser who also specialised in wigs, especially for people with cancer. I think there may now be a service based at the hospital, but I didn’t know about it at the time. I had to book an appointment and was seen on my own.
A friend [...]

Megan’s crazy cooking!

Time to get the cauldron out again. Tonight’s concoction contained - carrot, garlic, turmeric, onion, shiitake mushrooms, cabbage and broccoli with vegetable stock in fairly random quantities. Luckily I’m the only one who eats it! Even better news - there was enough left over for more tomorrow. Actually, it was edible, honestly!
I’ve filled in a [...]

Drink of the week: mango and pear juice

Mangoes were on special offer at the supermarket this week, and I’ve been meaning to get back into juicing, so tonight was the night! I juiced a mango and 2 pears. The mango is quite thick and rich, the pears complement it nicely though I’m wondering whether three pears would have been better. This generated [...]