My 101 in 1001 Challenge 30% Update

I have just logged into the Day Zero Project website and I was shocked to discover that I am well over half way through my 1001 days!

I apparently have 480 days left until I finish on July 29th 2020.

So much for completing half of my challenges by now…..

And so much for writing a half way through post on Day 500, this will have to do!

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Cook 10 new recipes #101in1001 #19

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.

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Jeremys, Borde Hill – Restaurant Review

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 restaurant.

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.

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Buy a soup maker and use it at least 5 times #101in1001 #27

I LOVE homemade soup. Actually, I love all soup that is flavoursome, New Covent Garden, Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference etc. It is relatively cheap and has loads of goodness, so healthy too, win-win. I love a variety of different flavours, cauliflower, courgette, spicy parsnip – love them all.

I occasionally made my own at home but despite being delicious it was always a hassle and the kitchen was always in a state afterwards. Then a friend told me about soup makers. I didn’t even realise there was such a thing. Apparently, you just cut up the ingredients and throw them in, decide whether you want chunky or smooth and 30 minutes later it is done. Surely it couldn’t be that simple?

With some Christmas money from my Mum, I purchased a Salter Soup Maker (which was half price – a bargain!) and bought the ingredients for my first trial…..

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