Focus on Fun

At Focused Friends, we believe fun and laughter are good for the soul. Make time in your day, to bring a smile to someone’s face. Be silly! Wear a wig! Do something daft! Tell a joke! Do a funny dance! Whatever it may be, find some way to have fun. Even if you are on…

Chicken Dhansak

This has to be one of my all time favourite curries. Served with Rice, shredded lettuce and onion salad really completes this extremely yummy dish. Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil or ghee 1 large onion peeled and finely chopped 3 chicken breasts chopped into large chunks (this is about 525g or 18.5oz) 2 tbsp mild curry powder – replace with medium or hot if…

Smoked Haddock Omelette

I’ve made this so many times now, I’ve made it for breakfast and evening meal, serving it with salad new potatoes or jacket potato for evening meal.. Ingredients 200g Smoked Haddock (Milk to poach fish) 4 Eggs 75g Cheddar Cheese Method Crack 2 eggs into a jug. Separate two more eggs, add yolks to the…

Chicken and Mushrooms With Creamy White Wine Sauce

Another first for trying out a new recipe, yet, another simple dish packed full of flavour. With my busy life these quick and simple dishes are perfect. Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tsp vegetable oil 8 chestnut mushrooms sliced 1 small onion peeled and chopped finely 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced ¼ tsp dried thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme 120 ml (½ cup) white wine 120 ml (½…

Easy Pesto &Tomato Chicken

First time I made this and I can honestly say it’s ‘delicious’ takes no time at all and is full of flavour. Recipe from http://www.KitchenSanctuary.com Ingredients 400 g (14oz) cherry/grape tomatoes sliced in half 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch) ½ tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2 cloves garlic minced 1 chicken stock cube mixed with 120ml (½ cup) boiling water 1 tbsp red wine vinegar 3 tbsp fresh pesto 4 small chicken breasts or 2…

In your eyes

An original poem You will see life as it was In your eyes as it is in your eyes as it will be in your eyes In your eyes there is no responsibility There will be no history of involvement In your eyes a victim of unfair circumstances treated poorly Your eyes will see nothing…

Us moments 1

An original poem Give me light by candle A cracking fire too Blankets piled high And cuddling with you We’ll sink into the pillows And breathe each other in We’ll wrap and pull and conform to skin on skin on skin Falling asleep mid sentence I’ll wake to your snore These are the moments our…

Thai Yellow Curry With Fish

I found an amazing Recipe website called Kitchensanctury.com. I have printed a lot of their recipes and will be trying them over the coming weeks. I made this Today, however my Tesco delivery order sent green chillies instead of red and sent smoked haddock instead of haddock so decided to use salmon and cod and…