Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

I recently collected what I can only assume will be my last glut of sage from the garden. I was slightly overwhelmd by the amount that I harvested and set about thinking what I could do with it (besides drying it for future use) that would make good use of its super tasty qualities. That [...]

Chocho and Pomegranate Salad

  I didn’t really want to admit it…in fact I shouldn’t have to as it never really happened but it seems as though the end of the summer is here.  If you like me live in the UK you will be fully aware of the very sorry excuse for a summer we have experienced this [...]

Blackcurrant & White Chocolate Fool

A while ago I went to visit a local wild life conservation/organic vegetable growing group to see what they were up to and if I could join the merriment. The very nice man who I met there gifted me with some freshly picked blackcurrants and I thought it only right that I made a bit [...]

The Good Taste Project Update

The good news is the Good Taste Project is all wrapped up…just waiting for folks more techy than me to do what they do for you to be able to access it on thelivity.com website. I will definitely let you know as soon as it is ready! Thanks for you patience….here is another sneaky peek [...]

Stewed Sprouted Black Eye Beans

Sometimes you fancy something that tastes of home, that fills the kitchen full of aromas from what can seem like another lifetime ago.  You fancy something that reminds you of time spent with family in places near and far and that brings warmth and memories of sunshine.  Alternatively you may just fancy something tasty and [...]

Soursop Juice Drink

I absolutely loved the taste of soursop but it is not one of those things that I eat that often.  It is one of those when I’m on holiday in the West Indies type things.  It only occured to me to buy some when I met a lovely Jamaican lady in our local shop, who [...]

Almond Apricot Walnut Tart with Butterscotch Sauce

Do you ever fancy something a bit out of the ordinary, a bit decadent, a bit Parisian patisserie?  Well I do and often owing to the ingredients that these delightful looking gems include I refrain.  But never one to do without and feel hard done by I have come up with a very decadent little [...]

Protein Rich Hot Chocolate

What happened to the sunshine? What happened to the short wearing t-shirt loving heat? It seems to me that this might end up being one of the most unpredictable summers in a very long time so this little recipe can give you a bit of a boost on those slightly duller days.  It is a [...]

Baked Plantain with Orange and Cinnamon

On one of our trips to Trinidad we were invited to lunch with Mr R’s aunty.  There was a lot of delicious food on the table and she had really gone to a lot of trouble to ensure we were all well catered for.  Her food was delicious and one of the dishes that has [...]

Fennel, Mint and Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Today we had a glimmer of summer, so I promptly went into garden to see what greenery there was to munch and also what I could rescue from the fridge in a bid to extend the summer feeling.  When faced with a bulb of fennel, a bunch of mint, some baby plum tomatoes and random [...]

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