Skip to main content

Food, Food, Food!


Our vegan feasts in & out over the last few weeks...

Scrambled tofu, sun-dried tomato & guacamole pizza at Samphire in Plymouth...
Absolutely delicious!

We love mushy peas - especially home made, but at Samphire they make fabulous mushy broad beans...

As well as yummy cheeselesscakes!

The Chai Shop in Bishop's Castle was just underneath the house we stayed in & we were thrilled to find out that all their veggie options were actually vegan. 
Authentic home cooked Indian food lovingly prepared by mother & daughter - Tahira & Rozie.
So good we visited twice!!!

A selection of vegan starters, a sample of all the vegan curries with rice & a lovely cup of tulsi tea!

An afternoon spent in The Great Oak veggie cafe in Llanidloes, Wales.
Plant milk hot chocolate...

Served with a date slice & chocolate fudge cake... Yummy yum yums!!!

Breakfast at The Good Life cafe in Shrewsbury, afraid it was just ok...
 But we did buy a large salad to take away which was really good.

The Green Rocket in Bath was fabulous.


Cashew & roasted parsnip curry.

Lemon & chickpea stew.

Noodles in peanut sauce.

Cherry Bakewell cake.

Chocolate gingerbread 

Chocolate & orange polenta cake.

Our fantastic feast at Kath & Jim's in Glastonbury.

Including this wonderful African stew, topped with peanuts & served with slices of lime...

And chocolate brownie with vanilla Swedish Glace!

Our Winter Solstice dinner...
Yellow pea stew with braised carrots & shallots, baked potato & steamed kale...

Leftovers served with avocado & butter bean houmous, salad, pickles, pitta & home made spelt bread.

Christmas Day nut roast & veggies...

And sticky date sponge with Swedish Glace.

Red lentil stew made with leftover chilli, oven baked tomatoes, beetroot & potatoes, carrot & swede mash & steamed kale.

Carob & orange torte - polenta base with ground almonds, dates, orange zest & coconut. 
Avocado mousse is the topping with carob, dates & the juice of 1 orange.

Sime's quick bangers & mash...
 The Redwood sausages were on special offer at our local health shop & Sime cannot resist a bargain!

Pasta a la Sime... Sauce maker extraordinaire! 

Chocolate Polenta Cake made with beetroot.

Baked polenta with roasted veggies & chilli sauce.

Delicious vegan pizza out with Jess' family on her 18th Birthday.

Full on sugary bliss (AKA Hugo's 18th Birthday cake).

In the week, we made roasted butternut squash curry & our version of saag aloo - using kale instead of spinach. The leftovers got whizzed up with breadcrumbs, walnuts, simmered onions & garlic, herbs & spices to make a nut roast.

We use our slow cooker most days, more than ever since Bebe's been in care - although we realise what hard work it was caring for her, it's only now that we can really appreciate the time we have again to do the things we love... 
Like preparing our meals before we venture out for the day - arriving home to a one pot feast is wonderful! 


Now what shall we have to eat?

Kay & Sime
xx

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Preparing For Our Next Adventure

Here are some photos of the barn we are moving into at the weekend.



We will be sharing the main barn with folks on working holidays.


The view from the barn across the land.

The barn is made from straw bales.

The end of the main barn and the smaller attached barn used for holiday lets/retreats.

The outdoor solar shower.
The compost loos.

One end of the main barn with our bedroom on the right.



The other end of the barn -  with kitchen, dining and living space...

And this wonderful large stove which is perfect for us.


We are very excited to be on the moving on to a new adventure and closing the door to the little house by the sea.

Love Kay and Sime xx


A Year Of Wonder

What an incredible year we have had...


We downsized to spend 12 months in a sweet little house with the most stunning views of the sea.

We were treated to an amazing holiday in Canada, thanks to our kind and beautiful friend Richard...




It was fantastic to spend time with Richard and his fabulous family...  We adore them all very much and will always be grateful to him for his incredible generosity!
We had lots of new work opportunities come our way, which have kept us extremely busy and have enabled us to continue living here - The price for a bit of luxury!
We now work in more stunning properties and we also spent the summer season at the youth hostel with a lovely team...



All the kidlets are happy living their alternative lives...  2 of them own a caravan, 2 of them live in that caravan, 2 of them gave up their flat to do a long term house sit and all of them have exciting plans ahead.





We have come to realise that for us, our sea view isn't worth the hard work and what we both …

Rural Life

We live in a small hamlet of 14 households - all on one lane, but spread out & mainly detached, apart from the 3 barn conversions across from us. There have been a number of changes in the six years we have lived here, people moving in & out, houses renovated & extended, but for us - the worst thing is that the last few newcomers are city people. They have all spent thousands of pounds modernising their homes & turning them into fortresses. Fences & gates have been erected, security lights & alarms fitted...
I suppose most folks will think that they are being sensible, but it's changing the way our little place looks & feels & to me it seems that these modern extras will invite unwanted attention - it suggests there's something worth taking.What was once a simple, quaint little hamlet is fast becoming yet another exclusive part of rural Cornwall.  Only 3 of the 14 households are Cornish & they are all related, the rest (apart from us) are well …