Marvellous Market

It has been talked about recently whether organic food is of benefit or not. Some say it is better for you, others say it costs too much and getting a standard product is just the same, there is no difference.

I have to say I’m not sure, however I do believe in shopping locally. My local town has a regular food market, selling a wide variety of produce, including fruit, vegetables, near, fish, cakes, breads, pastries and much more.

All items are reasonably priced and I love the atmosphere and the general friendliness of the people when you buy. Keeps the community atmosphere alive I feel which is a very good thing.

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I conscientiously try to shop from the market to ensure all my ingredients are fresh. You receive a good peace of mind knowing where the produce has come from. As to whether it is organic I’m not sure. However, I believe if you shop local and fresh that’s as good as organic to me.

If in doubt, shop local and support your towns market/local store/farmers market to receive excellent produce without the huge price tag.

Happy shopping

Stephy x x

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Japanese Ramen Noodles with Chicken

I’m a huge lover of noodles. A fast and healthy dinner in minutes. A takeaway usually seems a good idea, no washing up and your dinner cooked for you however, if you make your own it’s cheaper, healthier and surprisingly quicker than you think.

So it’s Friday night, log burner on (a cool spring evening in England) in my comfy pants with the telly on. All cosy on the sofa enjoying this delight – Ramen Noodles with Chicken. Absolute bliss!!

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A household favourite now. This is my second attempt this week! I love it! The recipe I found is from BBC Good Food it turned out beautifully! I couldn’t find any seaweed paper so didn’t include this in my garnish. If you manage to try the recipe with the seaweed paper let me know what it’s like.

What a delight! I’ve had seconds already. Let’s just say, a night in is definitely required! Wine at the ready. Feel so relaxed. Don’t forget to slurp up the broth…best part!! Happy slurping.

Stephy xo