Favourite Comforting Red Lentil Stew

It is officially December, so I can’t gripe about talk of Christmas being “too bloody early!” any more. Everywhere I’m looking I’m seeing ads for decorations, recipes for wonderfully elaborate cookies, dishes, make-it-yourself gifts, etc, etc, etc. December is for covering our world in decoration. But right now, all I want to do is strip … More Favourite Comforting Red Lentil Stew

On Enjoying November – and How to Keep Warm

  This might sound a little weird, but I really like this kind of cold November weather. Last year in Ireland I remember November and December being strangely, inappropriately mild – actually warm at times, but damp and gloomy throughout. I absolutely hated it – I kept waiting for Winter to start, with the crisp, cold … More On Enjoying November – and How to Keep Warm

Joy of Bread

Baking bread has become my ritual. I bake bread when I am feeling upset and scattered and insecure (so every Tuesday.) When I was suffering with anorexia, bread was one of the many things that made me anxious – I would get a physical flutter of anxiety in the pit of my stomach at the … More Joy of Bread