Thursday, 28 September 2017

Add colour to your food

Hello. I love colour in my meals as well as in my surroundings. Colour is cheerful and uplifting, as opposed to dark and dull, which is miserable and gloomy. My lunch yesterday  was mushrooms cooked in a little oil. Added to this was herbs from the garden, and a simple cheap veggie burger, (6 for £1 at Tesco). I defrosted it for a few seconds in the microwave, then cut it into six pieces and added it to the mushrooms. Left it on the gas for a few minutes to ensure it was cooked through, then broke an egg into it. Mix it together so the egg is cooked. Serve on a slice of wholemeal toast, with lettuce and tomato. It was lovely. 
This morning I thought I would do something different for breakfast. I have two avocados which were £1.85 to begin with, but I got them on a yellow sticker for 74p. Avocados are very expensive here, I only buy them when reduced. I made my usual mix of seeds and nuts, (linseeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, and cashews), in the mini chopper, and added those to the mashed avocados in a bowl. A splash of toasted sesame seed oil gave it a lovely flavour. Spread it on a slice of wholemeal toast and top with a boiled egg. I struggled to eat all that, I'm sure it's going to make me feel fuller for longer. I think it will be a late lunch today.

My friend came round yesterday morning, she has exactly the same sewing machine as I rescued from the tip. Sadly I don't have a lead for it, but she has, so she brought it to see if the machine works. And yes it does, yipeeee. She also has the manual. I am now going to have a play with it, it hums like a dream. Then I will make enquiries to find a lead, starting with the sewing machine shop in town.

I got caught out in the rain last night on my walk, it hammered it down so I cut it short to two miles. That Joe is a fit bod, isn't he. Nice to look at, but I would find it difficult to keep up with him. I'm glad he is doing a lot of work with children, they need a role model like him to get them moving. I'll stick with the fast paced walking, and a bit of dancing around the room to sixties music.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. There is a sewing machine shop in Sheffield called Woodseats Sewing Machine Shop - they have a website. Might be worth giving them a ring as I believe they can locate spare parts. Kristel

  2. Hello. That's great your machine works. Maybe go on eBay and find the lead. Pat

  3. Helen Howes does vintage sewing machine parts. she is situated in Beccles but does have an online shop. I have had things from here and she is very reliable. She will likely have the lead you need .

  4. My favourite breakfast is mashed avocado on a bit of rye toast topped with some tomato and a hard boiled egg!

  5. I think you do a wonderful job of exercise and are such an inspiration 😊you keep me motivated for sureπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ’ƒπŸΌ Also with saving money and healthy eating. Keep on keeping on!!!

  6. If you have no success with sewing machine parts at local stores, google the name of the part and model of the machine. I m in the US but I d think in the UK too, there are online sewing machine parts companies that stock every possible piece. [Is a lead a power cord?]


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