Author Archives: Annastasia Ward

Papery things breed

It seems that every week I have a pile of paper and card for recycling following a clear out. I’m always convinced this is the last lot but then another mound appears. Where does it come from? The Green Rooms … Continue reading

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A silly day

Things really didn’t run smoothly today. My doctor’s appointment was interrupted 3 times by people who needed to access the cupboard in the room. Then I got on a bus to go to a meeting and arrived to find that … Continue reading

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Read the label

I was uninspired for dinner. So I fell back on pasta figuring I could add in Calvo Nero, onion, garlic, chick peas and a slug of the lemon olive oil that we (the royal we) bought back from Canada. It … Continue reading

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Time to sleep

I felt perfectly dreadful on Saturday afternoon so I took to my bed. Clearly my body approved as it decided that I should remain there until the early hours of Sunday morning. As this point I woke up and was … Continue reading

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A tale of left and right

A visit to a friend, a slight misunderstanding over which parking spot, the note on the car and the horrible realisation that you’ve taken some else’s space. But when the owner of the space was so gracious about our mistake … Continue reading

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First frost

Last night was the first frost so I can stop saying, in a suitably menacing tone, “winter is coming.” Winter is here. I was chatting earlier in the week with chums about staying warm, wearing onesies and turning the heating … Continue reading

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Seth says do it every day

Seth Godin blogs everyday and in yesterday’s post he suggested that we should all be dong it too. He suggested that giving it a go for at least 3 months would be pretty rewarding. So here is post 1. Let’s … Continue reading

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Tomato and chunky parsley pesto rolls

I call it chunky pesto but there likely is a word for it that means ‘salad ingredients chopped finely to be fancy’.   Before: Take fresh parsley, a garlic clove, a handful of almonds, salt, olive oil and nutrition yeast. … Continue reading

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Yummy ginger and tofu rice

You know how it is; you get side tracked and then realise that it’s late, you still haven’t had dinner and you’re hungry! Before I started with: Tofu – from a batch I made in the morning Pattypan squash – … Continue reading

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What to do with turnip greens

So turnip greens appeared in my veg bag this week. While not common in the UK apparently they are common in the rest of the world. My searches for recipes showed them stir fried, steamed and lightly boiled. Olive oil … Continue reading

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