In Sickness and In Health

I’m sitting at the breakfast bar, having dragged my sick tired body out of bed. I have been floored by a horrendous virus. It literally knocked me sideways and I did not get out of bed for three days! Anyway I am actually out of bed. Its amazing, My lovely child minder (and nursemaid for the duration) is bustling around gathering coats ready for the school run.  Lola gives me a hug goodbye and then looks at me. “Mummy, when we get back from school can you not be wearing, socks, pants, vest…” she then gestures with a look of disdain on her face, “and this” “This” is a very comfy very oversized cardigan “Can you please wear a dress”

Having been told, I got dressed and stepped outside for the first time in days. It took me five times longer to do anything but I managed to shop for my Mexican Class.  I really enjoyed teaching this class. A really lovely couple who were enthusiastic and very able. We cooked an authentic chilli, no kidney beans in sight here, just good quality beef and a ton of Mexican dried chilli’s. Its so simple and so delicious when you make it you will not make chilli any other way.  We made salsa by charring the vegetables and the chillies and whizzing them with lime and garlic. Its surprising how different the salsas tasted when each person made their own. We also make Churros. Its a donut  Deep fried batter dipped in chocolate, how can that be wrong?

Due to my incapacitated state I haven’t really cooked anything this week. Next week I will be recipe testing and also baking a birthday cake for my childminder…Shhh don’t tell her.

I leave you with a recipe for chicken noodle soup..It was the first thing I ate when I began to feel better. It is totally simple and so comforting and f I am ever feeling, under the weather or in need of comfort this is the recipe I always turn to.

Have a wonderful week.

Rachelle x

A simple chicken quesadilla

Spicy charred veg salsas



 Chicken Noodle Soup

Not really a recipe more of a list of four things and you heat them up. Simple and restorative the best kind of healing food. This recipe is for one person.


  •  A handful of cooked chicken, shredded off the bone
  • Good quality chicken stock, but don’t beat yourself up if you use a stock cube
  • A handful of Gigli pasta noodles. You can use your favourite noodle.
  • Salt and Pepper

Heat up the stock in a small saucepan, add your chicken. When the stock is hot and simmering add the noodles. Simmer until the noodles are cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



2 thoughts on “In Sickness and In Health

  1. Julie Mutton says:

    Hope you are feeling much better soon… I have pork toast and caramel square withdrawal symptoms…please come visit again soon xxx

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