Leftover Christmas Pie

Ingredients  45g/1½oz butter 2 large leeks, washed and roughly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 500ml/18fl oz chicken stock (or 250ml/9fl oz leftover gravy and 250ml/9fl oz stock) 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder 600g/1lb 5oz leftover turkey meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 250g/9oz cooked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp roughly chopped thyme  200ml/7fl oz single cream 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash … Continue reading Leftover Christmas Pie

Surviving The Winter Blues

The winter period is here, and the days are increasingly shorter while the night sky lengthens. This means during the winter months, we are exposed to less sunlight which causes our body to produce less serotonin but more melatonin; a hormone that prepares the body for sleep. This can trick your body into believing it should constantly be in the state of rest or sleep; affecting … Continue reading Surviving The Winter Blues