Lovely lentils, French-style

  I am just back from a long weekend in Paris and it was fantastic. My friend and I are eating our way round Europe and we are perfect travel buddies, as we both like nothing more than wandering round markets and sampling all of the local food. Foodie highlights: whole artichoke dipped in flavoured […]

Cantaloupe melon

This is by far my favourite kind of melon. It reminds me of summers in the south of France where we ate them endlessly with saucisson. The orange colour of cantaloupe means that it is full of betacarotene, holding some of the highest levels of this antioxidant of all the fruits and veg. Melons are […]

Getting figgy with it

Figs, both fresh and dried, are a great source of fibre and iron. Most of the fibre in figs is soluble, which has beneficial effects on blood sugar levels and LDL cholesterol. Boosting iron intake keeps energy levels up. Dried figs are a concentrated source of potassium and calcium for fluid balance and bone density. […]

Nuts about nutella

I may have put a little bit of nutella in my porridge this morning, just because it’s the weekend and because hazelnuts are the official nut of Oregon! If it is hazelnuts you are after, I wouldn’t recommend delving into a tub of nutella to get them, just buy them whole. They keep better than […]