Friday, 8 June 2012

Orzo, sundried tomato, mozzarella, basil, spinach and red wine vinegar lunchbox

Top tip for low-cost but mega-tasty lunch box delights is orzo, sundried tomato and mozzarella salad. Throw in some basil leaves, spinach and red wine vinegar and you have a 12.30pm lunch to look forward to. We like healthy portion sizes in our house ;-) and I reckon this costs about £4 for two. It takes 10 minutes to cook the orzo during which you throw everything else together. Leave it all to marinade in the fridge overnight, divide into his and hers lunch boxes the next morning, shake at lunchtime and enjoy.

Home sweet home tastes of ice cream

I might get this photograph printed and framed for our home. It would melt my husband's heart. They say home is where the heart is. Currently heart and home are on long term sabbatical in Hale, Cheshire but really it belongs in Parkgate, Wirral.

Nicholls of Parkgate - ice cream shop extraordinaire- is the local cash cow when the sun is shining. Actually even when its not, Mr Nicholls opens his doors to floods of twitchers, weekend breakers, locals, school trips, OAPs on coaches, motorbikers and lots of very welcome day trippers from the other side of the water; good old Liverpool. The ice cream is award winning and you get absolutely every flavour under the sun. Made on the premises (like the poor relation ice cream shop next door where I used to work as a teenager) the mint choc chip and strawberry double cone with a flake is a top choice.