Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipe

smoked mackerel

I love this super simple light smoked mackerel pate recipe.  It’s really quick to make and adds lots of flavour to salads, picnics and regular meals such as jacket potatoes.  Also experiment with the flavours – try smoked mackerel with black pepper and chilli, replace the lemons with lime, add capers, dill or a squeeze […]

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Trouble Sleeping in the Heat?

sleeping in the heat

In order for us to get a good night’s sleep, we need to lose around 1C of our internal body temperature, which sits around 37C. We typically lose that through our head or face, which pokes out of the duvet. If you’re sleeping in a room which is too warm, your body’s core temperature is […]

Smoked Mackerel Salad with Apple Dressing

Recipe

Here’s another recipe from the recommended Davina’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry recipe book. I’m still enjoying working my way through this book and experimenting with the recipes. I love mackerel and it is a great fish as it is available locally here.  The apple dressing didn’t seem to have enough zing for me so I […]

Book Review: Braving The Wilderness by Brené Brown

Book Review

‘The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.’ ~ Brené […]

Book Review: Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Book review

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Recently in a discussion with a friend he quoted from Letters to a Young Poet as we discussed embracing isolation, experiencing solitude and the impact this can have on the process of creativity. I was intrigued and […]

Butternut Squash & Couscous Salad

healthy recipe

Our Bala Brook cook, Christine, recently recommended Davina’s Sugar-Free in a Hurry recipe book.  Christine is an avid foodie and is always trying new recipes.  Upon this recommendation I’ve bought this book and I’m enjoying making the recipes which are super simple with easily accessible ingredients.  Even if you are not following a sugar-free diet […]

Book Review:  If Women Rose Rooted – The Journey to Authenticity and Belonging by Sharon Blackie

If Women Rose Rooted

‘I love this book. Truly, it’s mind-blowing in the most profound and exhilarating sense. This is an anthem for all we could be, an essential book for this, the most critical of recent times. I sincerely hope every woman who can read has the time and space to read it.’ ~ Manda Scott, Boudica and […]