Lime Cheesecake

Yet another cheesecake I can’t eat!!A friend bought me a Cheesecake recipe book for Christmas so this was my first attempt at making it. I have to admit I found a lot of the directions in this book very confusing so I have (hopefully) made them clearer. 450g Ginger biscuits 28g Icing Sugar 70g Butter…

Rolo Cheesecake

I love making cheesecakes because they are easy to make and taste amazing. (even though I can’t eat them because of my diet) They are a hit with my family that’s for sure. Ingredients Biscuit Base  300 g Digestives  150 g Unsalted Butter Cheesecake Filling 500 g Full Fat Cream Cheese 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 100 g Icing Sugar 150 g Caramel (carnations)  300 ml Double Cream 175 g Rolos (chopped) Instructions Biscuit…

A Troubling Night

I slept a little later, this morning, than of late. How are you sleeping? It wasn’t restful. A friend has been unwell enough to need to call an ambulance and go to hospital for checks. I’m frought with worry and I’ve had to recognise that, on the back of the recent loss of my mum,…

Side hustle

If you read my bio here at Focussed Friends you’ll see that I am really into furniture refreshing. I’ve been doing it for a couple of years now. Mostly I’ve done it for my own home but I find the odd piece here and there that I love and work on and then sell to…

Hide Your Nuts!

Well, that was not a good night of sleep. Insomnia knocked at my door, overnight, and I seem to have let it in. This time, I can account for it. This was my own fault, for I went to bed earlier than usual and forgot to take my last dose of medications; including those which…

Since 5am

Good morning. Today is Sunday and we live another day on lockdown due to the Covid-19 virus. How are you spending your day, today? Here is a snapshot of what my world looks like when I live the first couple of hours of my day: I’ve just noticed fresh black paint on my blue book…

Morning Indulgence

This is how my Saturday, yesterday, started: It is fair to say that my day does not begin until I have coffee. It is also fair to say that insomnia has caused me to lose track of whether it is morning, afternoon or evening in recent months but, thankfully, my insomnia is diminishing. I have…

Red Thai Curry

Another fabulous dish from Kitchen Sanctuary, I can’t recommend there website enough for amazing, tasty dishes. I made this for my husband (I am on a diet so none for me) I can’t get hold of Thai basil leaves so I left it out but it still tasted great! Ingredients 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion peeled and chopped…

New Year On Lockdown

How is your new year going, so far? Here in the UK, we have been on lockdown. This has been the source of distress for many people and yet I find myself increasingly enjoying a simpler, more reclusive life. Don’t get me wrong, I hugely miss seeing family and friends and sharing fun times together,…