Always a good challenge to take you out of your cooking comfort zone.
I made this challenge harder for myself by trying to cook new recipes either by using a new technique or a new ingredient. This is more difficult than you think, most recipes use basic techniques, hence my challenge of randomly opening a cookbook doesn’t count, it was delicious and new but just a different take on a roast dinner.
We had pizzas on Monday and as the pepperoni and chicken one
was going fast and the vegetable one was going spare I tucked into that. I
realised that I hadn’t eaten any meat for the last 24hours so better late than
never I decided to tick off another one of my 101 challenges, to be meat free
for a week.
Before my 101 in 1001 challenges began, I hadn’t visited
Jeremy’s Restaurant in Borde Hill, now I have the pleasure to say I have been
twice and after my most recent visit, it is now officially my favourite local
The first time I visited was December 2017 to celebrate my
brother in law’s (special) birthday. There were 10 of us in the party and we
were a little worried that it would be too ‘Christmassy’ in December but we
needn’t have worried. Although there were Christmas decorations up, they were
subtle, tasteful and not garish at all making the restaurant very pretty.
In someone’s life, there are many defining factors that shape who you are. Factors can be positive or negative, people, events, experiences or health to name just a few.
Approaching 50 (have I mentioned that before?) I do wonder what the key factors have been in my life so far? Obviously besides my wonderful family, who mean everything to me and are a constant, I guess I can split my life into three very distinctive chunks.
I always count my blessing that we live only twenty minutes away from my happy place, the glorious Ashdown Forest in Sussex. Ashdown was one of the reasons we moved to East Grinstead many moons ago and since then I have always enjoyed our rambles through its wooded copses and over its rolling hills with my family.