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Love don't cost a thing

I’ve no time to up-date properly here so I’m throwing a video into the mix.  It’s ‘Love don’t cost a thing’ by Jennifer Lopez. I have one comment to make on this:  I love the song but, hang on a minute  there Jenny, let’s not be too hasty…. look at the ~h~o~u~s~e~!!! 😉


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Cooking with the seasons – Winter

BroccoliSourcing seasonal food, particularly if it is grown in your area, means that you will be buying produce at its freshest and cheapest.  In Winter (UK), look for the following local and imported produce:

Seasonal Vegetables:

Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, Brussel tops, Cabbage/greens, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac (celery root), Celery, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Red cabbage, Shallot, Swede (rutabaga, yellow turnip), Sweet potatoes

Seasonal Fruits & Nuts:

Apples, Brazil nuts, Chestnuts, Clementines, Cob nuts, Cox’s apples, Cranberries, Dried fruits, Hazlenuts, Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Oranges, Pears, Pineapples, Satsumas, Walnuts

Meat / Fish and Poultry

Beef, Pork    /    Cod, Flounder, Hake, Halibut, Herrings, Mackerel, Mussels, Plaice, Skate, Sea bream, Sole, Sprats, Whiting    /    Chicken, Goose, Guinea fowl, Turkey.


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Christmas Countdown, 3

  • With any luck you’ll have your Christmas cards by now.  If you have them, or just as soon as you can get your mitts on them, start writing.  Starting them early means that you can do them in small doses, and so any you feel you want to put personal notes in can be given the extra time they deserve.  When you’ve done them all, go the extra mile and get stamps for them all.  Then all you have left to do is to stick them in the post box as and when you are ready.
  • How’s it going with family Wish Lists?  If you’ve spotted good presents to buy, start purchasing before the Christmas scrum begins.  At this time of year spreading the spending on both gifts and food items over several weeks makes managing money a little easier.

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