A Light Breakfast for the Over Sixties

img_1172Simple.  Scrambled egg mixed with love it or loathe it Bovril.


Fed up of Cauliflower Cheese?



Fancy a change?  Something a bit more spicy?

Why not fry some cauliflower florets in olive oil with cumin seeds, a dash of curry powder and, of course, salt and pepper?

Minced Lamb and Cabbage Traybake




1 diced onion

2 cloves of garlic, chopped

A one inch piece of peeled ginger, chopped into small slivers

Olive oil to fry

1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped

1 beef tomato, sliced

Coloured peppers deseeded and sliced into rings

Half a sweetheart cabbage, sliced

300 mls of vegetable stock

Grated cheese or any kind that melts well

1 teaspoon of dried coriander

2 teaspoons of dried cumin

Salt and pepper to taste


Fry the onions, ginger and garlic.  Add the minced lamb, chilli, coriander, cumin and seasoning.  Pour in the stock and cook for 30 minutes on the hob.  Put the cabbage in an ovenproof dish and put the lamb mix on the top, add the sliced tomatoes and peppers.  Cook in the oven for 25 minutes at 180°C.  Pop the cheese on top and return to the oven for about 5 minutes.



How much would you spend on your pet?

I am not talking vets or food here.  I mean on clothes, accessories, posh cushions, little houses for cats, hand made dog sweaters with hand beaded crystal detail.  What about a handcrafted Alcantara dog jacket, embellished with Swarovski elements for around Euros 168?

What about a designer cat tree in leather, by Rondo?  Prices vary, but you can get one for £589.

This one is around £480.

.Rondo cat stand

If you like to know where your pet is at all times, what about a Tractive Real Time Pet Tracker for about £80.  You can set an alert on your smartphone, so you will be advised when your pet strays outside the area you have set up as a safe zone.

Maybe a Cat Chesterfield?

Cat Chesterfield  priced around £400.

Enough to pay in a day perhaps?

Mother’s Day

In the UK Mother’s Day was on 11th March.  I received beautiful flowers from my son and he took me to a South Indian restaurant in London for an unusual meal.

It was also on the 11th March in Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey and Nigeria.  The United States and Australia don’t celebrate it until 13th May this year.  France and Sweden will celebrate on the 27th May this year.

Surely it would be better to choose a universal date.

Comfort food when you have a bad cold

Is there such a thing as a good cold?

Chicken noodle soup with loads of lemon juice and a bit of chicken on the bone to enrich the stock.
Faggots with mashed potatoes.
Steak and kidney pudding.
Baxters French onion soup and Heinz tomato.
I sometimes resort to a pot noodle!