Well there’s been lots of really cold weather here: ice, snow, driving winds, sleet, hail… you name it. But we’re cosy in front of the fire and looking forward to Spring and all the sunshine and wild foods it will bring!
We have a new post up, all about super-frugal meal making, in fact aiming for 25p per person for a good dinner. See it here: The 25p Meal.
We’re all appreciating our warm jumpers just now, including the ones we got for Christmas from Everything5Pounds. Amazing quality items there, and all for £5!
The Christmas pudding is all gone, the presents are unwrapped, and we’re now in that strange in-between place until the New Year gets going. So we wrote a new page that we’ve been meaning to write for a while:
We’ve walked through and against snow and ice and gale force winds this last week. That’s a lot of weather to deal with! So, reaching for some comforting food, we made beer battered onion rings. The recipe is new to the site here, and is very simple and delicious.
Our order of jumpers for Christmas presents came from Everything5pounds today and we’re very impressed. Designer labels on them all, and an expensive price tag left on one!
We’ve been discussing Christmas this week and how sad it is that so many people end up feeling overstretched in various ways – financial, physical, emotional – come January. It doesn’t have to be that way! Some years ago one of us wrote an article on having the Christmas you want here.
This week has seen a huge variety of winter weather: black ice (and a bruised knee!), driving rain and sleet, gale force winds and now, today, hailstones. We need soup! And casserole! And mince and dumplings! That last recipe has finally had some pictures added too.
Well, we say nights darken, but really it’s the days too. Here in the North it hasn’t actually grown properly light yet on this rainy Tuesday! It’s about now that fairy lights and pretty candles and brightly coloured tinsel start to look quite attractive and we wonder when we can put them up 🙂
Featured site: Approved Food for short dated and clearance bargains. We like to fill our cupboards with staples at this time of year. Living rurally as we do, we remember a winter when our road was blocked for three weeks and we had to pull food shopping half a mile through deep snow in a sledge! Full cupboards for less are best!