Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Despite Covid and all the restrictions we’ve had, we have had a very busy summer. We did not reopen until 1st July. It was with great trepidation that we re-opened, and we were so unsure of how it would all pan out.

We have been extraordinary lucky with the guests we have had. No-one had any difficulty with us asking about vaccination status, or showing their Covid certificates.

And as always we have met the loveliest of people along the way, from all corners of the world.

At some point in the midst of all the cleaning (and there is an awful lot more of it now!) and ironing, Deirdre from Unwind contacted me and asked if I’d like to try her night-time snacks. To be perfectly honest I’m not really a cup of tea and biscuit before bed person, but said I could offer them to guests!

Deirdre did suggest that the Dark Chocolate and Orange bar was particularly nice with a glass of wine. Now that suggestion I could definitely run with. And, you know what? She was right. I can’t say whether I slept any better after it, but I certainly felt better after the delicious chocolate and orange hit.

Deirdre hand bakes the bars which contain contain all natural ingredients like chamomile and montmorency cherry, all to aid relaxation. And if that isn’t enough Deirdre has lots of unwinding hacks over on her website.

Do check our your local health food store for the selection of these bars…. you won’t regret it.

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Yesterday….. Monday morning  (I had been away from the house all day Sunday) and there was no bread for breakfast!  Doesn’t bother me so much but drives Alfie mad!  He is very very partial to his toast and honey in the morning!

This was not a good start to the week.

A bit of quick thinking was required.

Last week Alfie was given a gift of some over-ripe bananas…. and immediately said, oh yum, banana bread…. but Renee in the shop said no, you’ve got to make banana pancakes.

Right we have bananas…. and we have eggs.  Quick thinking on a Monday morning??  Here goes!!!!

Banana Pancake


  • 2 bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • A little coconut oil for cooking.


Mash the bananas really really well.  Whisk your eggs separately.

Add the eggs to the banana.

Melt a little coconut oil in a pan.  Ladle about 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and cook for 2 or 3 minutes each side.

This amount made about 6 pancakes…. probably enough for 3 people, or 2 very hungry people.

The wonderful part of this breakfast is it is healthy, gluten and dairy free!

We had them with a drizzle of honey.

Next time want to have them with some maple syrup.  Or can you imagine them with some fresh berries from the garden and a dash of natural yoghurt.

And the day (possibly the week) was saved. 🙂


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