Blueberry and Chia Seed Jam

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My breakfast normally consists of marmite on toast on a weekday. Pretty boring, isn’t it? I do like jam but it’s always so overly sweet that it gives me mouth ulcers. After acquiring a large amount of chia seeds and some heavily reduced blueberries, I thought I’d attempt my own jam.   Continue reading

Save our wind farms from the Tories

Tories aren’t making a great start in Government, what with destroying the countries NHS and repealing the fox hunting ban. Well now there’s talk of them pulling the existing subsidy scheme for onshore wind power a year early.  Continue reading

Sun Awareness Week

Ironically enough, it’s sun awareness week (May 4th-10th) so what greater weather to highlight the damages we face from the sun than grey skies and cold rain! Brilliant.

Although our great British weather comes as no surprise, what has shocked me is the results of the recent survey by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) who revealed 96% of Britons (1000 surveyed) don’t check for signs of skin cancer once a month and 77% would not know what to look for. I am a bit over zealous in my routine and leapt into my surgery when I noticed a small mole on my tummy. I may have been a bit over keen but better safe than sorry. Continue reading

Let’s fight against climate change before it’s too late

Whilst climate change seems to be all the rage in the manifestos of politicians up and down the country, it made me think about what can we actively be doing more of to combat the damage we’re doing? It’s all very well discussing the issue and providing convincing lip service however what is the current situation with climate change? Continue reading

Tackle childhood obesity with a vegan diet, says The Vegan Society

Obesity is fast becoming a serious issue in the UK although it isn’t exactly new information. People are implying convenience food is more, well, convenient, cheaper and quicker however I do contest that. With a bit of planning, I make my own “convenience” food. You can make up some spicy bean burgers in about 15 minutes and then freeze them, meaning I can grab something quick when I get home from work. It also costs more for a bag of frozen chips than a bag of frozen peas these days so I don’t believe the financial excuse either. So it’s great to see The Vegan Society are currently pushing the idea that a vegan diet is suitable for children and can also help tackle the shocking childhood obesity epidemic. Continue reading