50g cheddar, grated
Salt and pepper
4 eggs, beaten
110g bacon, diced
1 tbsp chopped parsley
50g mushrooms diced
4 eggs extra
4 tbsp cream
2 Season beaten eggs and put a quarter into each of the ramekins.
3 Mix bacon, parsley and mushrooms, then divide between ramekins.
4 Break an egg into each ramekin and cover with a 1 tablespoon cream.
5 Sprinkle remaining cheese and a dot of butter on top.
6 Half fill a roasting dish with water and put the ramekins in this. Cover with foil and bake at 180°C for 20 minutes.
7 Test and cook for longer if needed until eggs are set. Put under a hot grill for a minute to finish.
My little winter garden is coming along nicely, especially the herbs, such as rosemary and thyme, which are surviving well in the mild winter we have up north. I’ve decided to put my floristry skills to the test and have started making little herb bouquets for gifts. Everybody loves a bouquet, but these herbal ones do double-duty.
Yoga is fantastic for fitness and overall relaxation, but did you know that unclean yoga mats can lead to nasty bacterial infections?
Witchhazel (I prefer white vinegar, but some people find the smell a little overwhelming – which can get a little awkward in small spaces like a yoga class)
Your favourite essential oils
2 Give it a nice shake to mix all the ingredients together, then spray over your mat.
3 Wipe down with a clean cloth. For added cleansing, leave your mat unrolled in the sunlight.
Over time, hair brushes and combs can get all sorts of lint, gunk and oils trapped in them.
Finally, as the winter chill hits, this one might come in handy.