Way back when on my 40 at 40 list, I put going on the longest Zipwire on my to do list. At the time it was in SW Scotland only to be superseded a couple of weeks after completion by Zipworld in Wales. https://adventuresofcumbrianblondie.co.uk/2013/03/29/completing-number-40-on-my-40-at-40-list-go-on-a-very-long-zip-wire/
This recipe is so yummy that a packet of frozen fish pie mix is a new staple in the freezer. So quick to make and cheat and use microwave rice to accompany.
When I visit London, I always get excited when I see Big Ben and the iconic Houses of Parliament. I have run the London marathon 4 times and when I see this building I know I’m near the finish.
Living in Cumbria, it’s a tourist hotspot. As an off comer, yes I’m still that even after living here for 28 years. I love exploring what is on my doorstep.
I feel as if I’ve neglected my blog for a while, mainly posting recipes. Back in May 2018, I left my job after 28 years and along with my family we set up Penningtons tea and coffee.
Lamb is my favourite meat sorry veggie readers. The warming harissa gives a lovely heat to the dish. Ingredients 3 tbsp oil 4 neck fillet pieces of lamb 1 large onion finely chopped 2 aubergines cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp harissa paste 1 lemon pared into strips … More Harissa Lamb stew
If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you will know I’m a huge fan of the one pot. This one is quick to make and packed full of flavour. Ingredients 1 tsp oil I large onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 5cm piece of ginger, peeled and grated 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely … More Chicken biryani
Super speedy delicious dinner. Serve with a rocket salad and of course garlic bread! Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 rosemary sprig 6 chorizo-style sausages 3 large roasted red peppers, from a jar 1 tsp fennel seeds ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 500ml passata 1 tsp sugar 250g … More Chorizo lasagne
A delicious pasta dish ready in around 30 minutes. Salty, sweet and simple. Ingredients 1 fennel bulb 200g spaghetti 50 ml Olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced 100g anchovies, roughly chopped ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 70g currants, soaked in boiling water for 5 mins and drained 2½ tbsp capers, rinsed 1 … More Spaghetti with fennel, anchovies, currants, pine nuts and capers
This is such a simple tasty recipe, the oven does most of the work. Perfect dinner for a busy person. Ingredients 500g bunch of fresh beetroot 2 small red onions, cut into wedges 1 tsp caraway seeds 6 sausages (I used Cumberland) 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 x 250g ready cooked puy lentils 100g feta … More Sausages with mustardy lentils, roasted beetroot and feta