“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir *** Yes, I know what you may be thinking - ‘Newburn, Rachael? But the guidebook says the … Continue reading 2nd June, 2018: Newburn to Chollerford
“I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” - John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir *** Pinch, punch, first of the month, and what a challenging month it is going to be! Over … Continue reading 1st June, 2018: Ready, set, go!
“Love is hate War is Peace No is Yes And we're all free.” ― Tracy Chapman *** To get this post started, have a little listen to 'Yes' by Merry Clayton from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. I do a mindfulness challenge from the jar each day, but to be honest, some are almost too simple … Continue reading 7th May, 2018: Yes
“They say it's good to let your grudges go, but I don't know, I'm quite fond of my grudge. I tend it like a little pet.” - Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies *** OK, so today's challenge from the little jam jar is to be 'mindful' when next watching a movie or a documentary. … Continue reading 4th May, 2018: I’m watching
Remember me saying that your freezer is your friend? OK, alright, I didn’t exactly say that phrase. But, I did say that you could freeze things though, and one of those things is vegan ragu/bolgonese sauce. If you have some left from the lasagne, freeze it, because you can defrost it and whip up … Continue reading 26th April, 2018: Black bean spaghetti
“Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland *** I appreciate I have been cheating a little bit with this vegan challenge and have only really been covering sort of dinner time dishes and snacks - but that is my main type of food! Throughout … Continue reading 25th April, 2018: The Breakfast Club
“Slotted spoons don't hold much soup...” - Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods *** I appreciate I am focusing a lot on vegan recipes in this challenge. I haven’t forgotten that there is a big elephant in the room and I haven’t tackled the major debate. I assure you I have been reading lots and lots … Continue reading 24th April, 2018: Soup, glorious soup!