IMG_1801We are heading towards the end of Summer, early in the morning it certainly feels like Autumn is on the way. However there is still time left to enjoy a cold salad with a small glass of chilled white wine for our evening meal.

Today’s activity was a run around my home town, nestled in the middle of the Pennines. We certainly have our share of wet weather and today was no exception. However the skies were bright enough for me to manage an hour without getting too drenched. This summers weather has still resulted in flooding in the next village, despite the weather being hotter than usual, the deluge of rain was severe enough to wash away the road. I would not want to live anywhere else though, as we have beautiful countryside and the steep wooded valley’s add to the overall atmosphere. Have a look at the pictures and see if you agree.

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If you wish to make the meal above the recipe is as follows:


Small handful of miniature plum tomatoes (about 8-10)

Small handful of green olives

Small handful of mixed leaves (rocket, spinach and watercress)

1/2 an orange pepper

1 tablespoon of pumpkin and sunflower seeds

2 teaspoons of fennel seeds

1 small piece of celery

2 inch slice of cucumber.

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground allspice

1/2 lemon

1 bunch of fresh thyme

Chop all ingredients finely and add spices, seeds and lemon juice

Season and toss well. Serves three


3 cups of basmati rice

1 cup of neroli rice

1/2 an aubergine


Chop the aubergine and add to the rice, cover with water season and cook till tender. Cool

Plus 1 fillet of trout per person, grilled and cooled.




I am a state registered dietitian and advisor to The IBS Network, the UK charity for people with irritable bowel syndrome. My specialty is dietary treatment of gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease, lactose & fructose malabsorption and complex food intolerances. I also have experience in dietetic treatment of people who have bariatric surgery and weight management.

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