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!
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.
Give £101 to Charity
YAY! I did this quite unexpectedly. I was considering a health kick, not to mention a weight loss programme and because my month without alcohol was so successful last year I decided to do it again. This time instead of November I joined the Sober for October challenge for extra motivation.
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…..