Author Archives: Vicky

More National Trust Responses To Open Letter

Chief Executive and Assistant Director of Operations, East of England, respond to my open letter. With kind permission from the National Trust I am able to publish my emails from both Dame Fiona Reynolds and Justin Scully (Assistant Director of … Continue reading

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My Quick Jacket Potatoes

Back on my focus for cheap, quick and healthy meals (especially good for students) I thought I’d republish my quick jacket potato recipe. Interestingly enough Jamie Oliver shared a similar recipe in his new book ’30 Minute Meals’. I published … Continue reading

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Quick Salmon Pasta

Here is a recipe from my meal plans, that I cooked today. This recipe is unbelievably quick. I even surprise myself how quickly dinner is on the table when I make this dish, and despite salmon appearing like a luxury … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Fried Eggs

Now that students are getting back to university after the Christmas holidays I thought I better get back on with my student meal plans. So here is a recipe I posted some time ago that some members of my family … Continue reading

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National Trust Reply to Save Our Samphire

Helen Bailey, General Manager of Blickling Hall, has given permission for me to publish her response to my open letter. Here it is in its entirety: Dear Victoria Re Samphire Shop, Blickling Hall, Norfolk Thank you for your letter to … Continue reading

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Speedy Prawn Stir Fry

Today, after lunch, my Mum visited and my two year old told her “Had some yummy food”. George really seems to love this meal and it is certainly a hit with his Dad too. I love this stir fry, not … Continue reading

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Twenty Ways To Save Money On Your Food Shop

At the start of the New Year I’m republishing this blog post. I know I need to say some money after Christmas! Here are some of the ways I’m going to try saving money on my food bill: Swap olive … Continue reading

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Galton Blackiston’s New Book – Summertime

Now I’ve got my Christmas entertaining out of the way I’ve able to think of warmer times, when I won’t need a hat, gloves, scarf and even wellingtons to go outside. Galton Blackiston’s latest book Summertime has really got me … Continue reading

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Save our Samphire

This is an open letter to the Chief Executive of the National Trust to express the disappointment of all the loyal customers of  the Farm Shop ‘Samphire’ of Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Samphire is being closed due to their lease not being renewed by … Continue reading

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Christmas & Turkey Leftovers – Pasta

I’ve been in pursuit of a new recipe to use leftover meat from the Christmas lunch. We’ve still got plenty of turkey and ham left over and today my husband and I made a delicious meal that really made us … Continue reading

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