Chocolate Brownies with Olive Oil and Walnuts

Chocolate Brownies with Olive Oil and Walnuts

I’ve continued to search for the perfect chocolate brownie recipe, and this is the one that’s in first place at the moment!

I wanted one that used cocoa powder instead of chocolate. Partly because good chocolate is generally more expensive than good cocoa, and partly because if there’s good chocolate in the pantry it might have been eaten when I want to use it for making brownies… (more…)

Recipes From My Kitchen – Farmer Fi’s Banana Bread

Recipes From My Kitchen – Farmer Fi’s Banana Bread

This is the quickest banana bread recipe I know – the ingredients are really easy to mix together and you can have it in the oven in under 15 minutes. The tricky bit is not eating it as soon as it’s baked, because the aroma is amazing! I eat it as it is, but you may like to toast and / or butter it. It’s a great snack or breakfast on the go – try a piece of fresh fruit to go with it. (more…)

Habits for Health and Happiness

Habits for Health and Happiness

Do you feel as if you don’t have time to look after yourself the way you want? With my background as a doctor I know both how important our health is, and how difficult it can be to look after ourselves when we live busy lives. I’ve been making some changes recently to increase my activity levels, and decrease the number of calories I’m consuming while raising my fruit and veg intake. And you know what? It doesn’t take long at all to start feeling the benefits 🙂 (more…)

Tasmanian hand-carved olive wood spoons

Tasmanian hand-carved olive wood spoons

If you hate waste then take a look at what a talented craftsman can make out of my wonky olive prunings!

I didn’t want to use my olive prunings for firewood (although it burns really well!) so I’ve found someone to turn them into something functional AND beautiful instead. I met David from Phoenix Creations on Instagram,and when I visited him in his studio I was blown away by his work. Each spoon is different, because David carves them depending on the individual characteristics of each branch I take him. (more…)