wendall on May 11th, 2010

You know how some days you just long for something different to eat? Perhaps the weather is getting you down or the work you are doing seems rather tedious and your mind starts to wander….. you feel hungry (oh, how often I feel hungry. Goes with the territory of being a greedy old thing, I […]

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wendall on April 14th, 2010

As the Spring advances, I seem to be getting more lively, almost as if I am speeding up. I walk faster and I feel brighter and more alert. Must be the increased sunshine, I reckon. The same goes for my cooking. I am moving away from slow cooked food and wanting faster results. I want […]

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wendall on April 12th, 2010

It’s been a long and hard winter and so much of the food we have wanted to eat has been, of necessity, warming and comforting. Delicious though that is, there comes a time when you want fresh food. Eventually, though, things start to sprout and poke through the earth and fresh vegetables of all kinds […]

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wendall on March 26th, 2010

As some of you know, I was born and brought up in the far north of England. I’m only living in the Midlands now because I married the Bear…… I try and get back there at every opportunity. That’s where my family and and also where some of the most stunning places in the UK […]

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wendall on March 18th, 2010

Right then. Celebrations  are over and spring is on the way.  I have a new job and a new bounce to my step. Everything is looking bright and cheerful and I am filled with optimism. Not only about having a real job but I am optimistic about starting a diet. Well, when I say starting… I […]

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wendall on February 14th, 2010

It’s obviously the weather for comfort food…the cold and damp and gloom affects everyone’s mood and general levels of happiness.  I am still working as a temp and that is not helping matters either. It’s good that I have work, but how I long for a real job with some sense of security because working […]

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wendall on February 7th, 2010

Working full time is, as most of you will know, a pretty tiring business. Working as a temp in an office is actually not that lucrative, so there’s always a fine line to be drawn between saving money and making things taste good. This cold, dark winter seems longer than usual and it affects everyone’s […]

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wendall on January 27th, 2010

Sometimes, the way to brighten a dull day is to imagine a treat. Something to look forward to when you get in from work. Something that probably you can only get away with when your significant other is away. Well, the Bear is away…and that means I can indulge myself. I can go wild and […]

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wendall on January 25th, 2010

“99, column 2” As statements go, that has to be, when taken out of context, one of the most random and mysterious comments ever. If you had been following our adventures in Cookery Lotto, you would have known instantly that this was the answer we had been waiting for.  We had (great team effort there, […]

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wendall on January 3rd, 2010

When I want to cheer the Bear up, or give him a special treat,  I tend to make him beans. It’s probably his favourite meal. When he’s been travelling, he will phone from some far-flung corner of the world and ask me if I will make him beans on toast when he gets in. This […]

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