Wondering what to cook for Valentine’s Day?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in All in a days work, Healthy heart | 0 comments

I was recently asked to write a short piece for Love Food on Valentine’s Day along the theme of meal ideas that ‘won’t break your heart (literally)’. If you’re still wondering about what to cook you can check out the article over on the Love Food site:

 Valentine’s food for a healthy heart

 

An early 2013 update

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in All in a days work | 0 comments

Chickens in winter garden

This month has started busily with a flurry of lovely new clients looking to improve their health in 2013.  I am also very pleased to say that I have moved my clinic to a new location.  I am still based in North Oxford but now on the Woodstock Road at Oxford Equilibrium, working alongside Carl and Jo who offer excellent sports & remedial massage therapy and personal training services.

If you’re in the newsagents then do take a peek in this months Essentials magazine where I have contributed a few feel-good meal suggestions to an article on how food can help your mood (part of my work as a spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association).

I have also been spending some time looking around the Oxford area for a good venue to hold a workshop on mindful eating later in the spring.  If you know somewhere that could hold a group of 8 to 10 people in surroundings that are peaceful and ideally beautiful to look at then drop me an email.  Oh and with parking too – I’m not asking for much.

And a recipe tip for you – in my kitchen on repeat has been this pumpkin and rice soup.  Good on its own and amazing with a drizzle of the lemon, rosemary and herb butter.

Wishing you all the best for a Happy and Healthy 2013!

Butternut squash and lemon soup

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in In my kitchen | 1 comment

Butternut squash and lemon soup

Cliché though it is, a bowl of hot soup tastes really good now the weather has turned a bit colder.  I’ve been making this butternut squash and lemon soup recently; it’s a very simple soup to make with a good lemony tang from using both the juice and zest of the lemon. If you would like to give it a go the recipe is on my other website: A simple butternut squash and lemon soup

Worton Organic Garden

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Oxfordshire life | 0 comments

This week Worton Farm Shop and Organic Garden, one of my favourite places to buy fresh food in the Oxford area, had a big article all to itself in the Telegraph after a visit from gardener and cookery writer Sarah Raven.

If you’ve taken a look at my food blog, Mostly Eating, many of the photos are of vegetables grown by Anneke and David.  Worton is a bit of a hidden gem and it is lovely to see it get such prominent recognition.

For those who haven’t been before, the garden and farm shop are situated at the back of Worton Farm, just before Cassington village on the road that runs from Yarnton to Cassington.

I don’t manage to make it Worton as often as I would like to but when I do it is always so much more than just grocery shopping.  The path that leads up to the shop is flanked by two abundant and colourful banks of flowers, many of them taller than me.  If you are lucky you might see a few diminutive but feisty bantam chickens scratching about among the plants.  The produce available is a mix of fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers grown at Worton, the best of sunnier-climate organic fruits and veg from Europe and a range of local cheeses, preserves and breads.  The fresh produce is generally named variety with many interesting and heirloom fruits and vegetables to try; there is always something that I haven’t tried before.

The Farm Shop isn’t open every day so do check the latest opening hours on the Worton Farm Shop and Organic Garden website before making a visit.