The start of a love affair

I felt fabulously and nervously far away from home when my friend and I stepped off the train in Montpellier, in the south of France for a week’s holiday and saw palm trees. This blog post is a mixture of holiday snaps, thoughts about Montpellier, and some idle visiting tips. A visit to the south…

My tips for new vegetarians

Have you had a mega chocolate binge over the Easter weekend? Thinking about a heath kick? Maybe trying vegetarianism? I am not qualified to speak on vegetarianism with authority, however I have been vegetarian for most of my life so I am offering some of my top tips for anyone planning to try out becoming a…

What can a butter bean mean?

I bought a can of butter beans tonight. I am vegetarian and I need to eat pulses, but I like them too. Lentils in curry. Kidney beans in a vegetarian mince. Cannellini beans in soup. Chick peas in houmous. But butter beans are my favourite. They are a beautiful shape. They are glossy and substantial….