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Menu Monday 26th of October

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In honour of the new Bond film being released in the UK today, a little Bond on this week's
Menu Monday. Although you don't see Bond eating very much in the movies, he does stop for the odd bite in the books by Ian Fleming. In fact, Fleming was quite the foodie for want of a better word.

Monday 
We'll still be doing our regular #MeatlessMonday but with some fitting indulgence to mark the opening night of Spectre with Scrabbled Eggs with Black Truffle

Tuesday
Something 007 might have at his club Dover Sole with Champagne Sauce, for economy's sake, you can substitute Dover sole with any fresh flat fish and the champagne with a good sparkling wine or cider. Still tastes delicious.

Wednesday
From his hijinks in Japan, the tasty, Niku- Jaga a  Beef Stew , one for the slow cooker.

Thursday
What may now be one of the most hipster photographed foods on Instagram, mostly smashed and on sourdough toast,in Fleming's day, the avocado was as exotic as Bond's Nemeses. Tonight we'…

8 Things I've Learnt This Week

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It's been one of those weeks...you know that suspicion that the world and your body has turned against you? Well my intuition has been pretty keen lately. I am, however, drawing upon all of my, "dawning of Aquarius", patchouli anointed, tree-hugging, higher self to try to put a positive spin on things. For better or for worse I am going to share what I have learnt this week.

1. Do not attempt to put your glasses on with the same hand you are holding very sharp keys in.

2. Torn ligaments are painful. A strong back is like money in the bank. Ask someone else to pick up stuff. Even pay them to do it. Have deep tissue massages, often.

3. Hazel nuts are native to the United Kingdom .

4. This recipe for Saffron Orzo, is my ultimate comfort food,it might be yours too if you give it a try, all my thanks to The Lean Times for introducing it to me. *bighugs*

5. This is a really good recipe for Lemon Cordial, make some for Christmas presents.


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7.  Making perfect houmas/ hummus/ houmous …