Category: vegetables

Week 27/2021: the fabric of our streets

Week 27/2021: week of 5 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I wanted to work on going to bed earlier, taking baby steps rather than trying to change everything all at once. So my plan was to try and shut everything down by 9.45...

In praise of radishes & green beans

In my 21 things to do in 2021, thing 2 is to choose a different vegetable every week from Alice Zaslavsky’s book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable. Last week, I used two different vegetables. Actually, it was two weeks ago,...

Week 24/2021: rocket man

Week of 14 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Last week I said I wanted to focus on sleep and just sleep. I’d been creeping my shutdown time past 10.15 and not leaving enough time to wind down before my 10.30 bedtime. With a...

In praise of sweetcorn

Vegetable recipe of the week: chicken and sweetcorn soup This week’s vegetable from In Praise of Veg was sweetcorn, and you know what that means! Sweetcorn Soup (page 119). And taking inspiration from last time I cooked soup (or something), I also made the Fool-Proof Corn Fritters (page 116)...

Week 23/2021: memories

21 for 2021 update The Change Journal (thing 4) This week I completed the 66th day of the final habit in the habits chapter (chapter 7) of the Change Journal so I’ve now completed seven chapters. Vegetable of the week (thing 2) Thing 2 is to choose a different...

In praise of potato

In praise of veg: Mash-up Gnocchi with Cheat’s Sugo Thing 2 of my 21 for 2021 list is to choose a different vegetable every week from the book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable. This week’s vegetable was the humble potato,...

In praise of beetroots and turnips

Thing 2 of my 21 things for 2021 is to choose a different vegetable every week from the book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable.  Beetroots First up this week was beetroot, specifically the Beetroot and Honey-roasted Walnut Salad (page 242)....

21 for 2021: week 19 review

Week 19/2021: week of 10 May 2021 What did I want to do better this week? More than one afternoon’s exercise in the week. So, how did that go then? I did two days . . . I also did the City to Casino seven km walk on Sunday,...

21 for 2021: week 18

Week 18/2021: week of 4 May 2021 21 for 2021 update This week in the Change Journal I tried out the Eisenhower Principle chapter, which I am familiar with but don’t think I’ve ever actually used. It’s a way of prioritising things according to their importance and their urgency. I’ve...

21 for 2021: week 17 update

Week 17/2021: week of 26 April 2021 I  had a lovely day out with my sister and her friend at Mt Field National Park on Saturday, which was great because I could forget all about my to-do list and concentrate on  not rolling my injured ankle clambering over large...