Just because its pretty……..


Fun with Pineapples

A little while ago someone gave me this device to magically cut pineapple slices.

A 15p pineapple appeared in my basket at Tesco the other night so it was the perfect victim to try out this wondrous knife.

It cut the pineapple into these perfect rings, but then what to make with them.

Superfood Pineapple and Blueberry Crumble:

take the pineapple rings cut them up and pop into the wok with a dessert spoon of coconut oil.  Add cinnamon, nutmeg, pink & white peppercorns, ground ginger, a star anise and a black cardamom pop and poach for 5 minutes, add a punnet of blueberries and keep cooking until its all juicy and blue.  Remove the hard spices and put in a dish.

Top with a mix of 3 tablespoons oats, 1 tablespoon linseeds, 1 tablespoon chia seeds and a tablespoon of coconut oil.  You can also put more cinnamon in if you like, bake the whol thing in the oven until golden and tasty.

A Winter Sunset

Popped down to the River Wear earlier in the week to catch the sunset, and found this very very localised freezing fog hanging around the bridge.

And a misty shot of the National Glass Centre.

Hands were far too cold by now.


Brr …..


Everything has it’s uses

knowing my love of crafting a very kind client made me this box for a present.

It was a little bit ornate for my taste but I have made few alterations and had it on my desk for a while.

But O happy day!  A perfect fit for my increasing collection of essential oils.

Happy days.

Healthy Fruit Crumble

I had a pan full of stewed plums and apples so I added loads of cinnamon and nutmeg and popped them in an oven proof dish.

Mix together a dessert spoonful each of chia seeds, linseeds and coconut oil along with a handful of rolled oats. I added cinnamon and nutmeg to this too because I love it!

Spread over the fruit and pop into a hot oven for about twenty minutes – well the smell tells you when its ready – simple, healthy and totally gorgeous!