I always relish the idea of cooking for my family. You know, like our mums used to and their mums before that and so on and so on. However, the reality is somewhat different. Nowadays we are all so busy holding down jobs and juggling childcare that no-one really has the time to spend all day cooking a nice roast. The problem is that we also don’t want to live off frozen ready meals or pasta with stir through sauces. So where is the middle ground? Fresh food needn’t take all day to cook. There are several meats which can be cooked in a relatively short period of time and provide a win-win situation, you are eating proper nutritious foods, but it isn’t cutting into precious free time that is close to non-existent.
Planning for a self-catering holiday is generally quite stress free. After all, most people are of the opinion that they can pick up whatever they need when they get to their chosen destination. Failing that, restaurants are always an option. However, self catering holidays are more complicated and require more planning when you are a vegetarian or vegan. You certainly cannot rely on the local stores to have everything that you require and the chances are that the local restaurants will only have one or two vegetarian dishes on the menu that may not meet your requirements. So, if you are vegetarian, what do you actually need to take on a self catering holiday?
Picture the scene. You’ve left the cottage for the day, it’s lovely and hot, really hot. You don’t bother with water as your camera is so heavy…after a few hours your sweating and you feel terrible. You could be getting dehydrated. Be careful and look for the warning signs!!!
The winter winds are finally starting to taper off. The sun is shining again and the whole world seems to be waking up. That can only mean one thing – it’s time to start the grill. BBQ season is gearing up and before you can get that fire toasty hot it will be in full swing.