Freaky Friday! 

Has anyone else had a strange and unsettling week? No sleep, fraught behaviour from all under our roof and the need to eat anything in sight has left me, well, freaked. I thought perhaps there had been a full moon, but nope, not one until the early hours of the 11th Feb. Maybe it’s pre-emoting something or it’s just the gloom of January and February taking hold. Gawd knows, but I do not like!

On the plus side, It is Friday and my beloved has whisked my small beloved off swimming, leaving me time to sit in silence. I lose count of how many times I have heard the word Mumma today. In anger, happiness, curiosity, defiance, tiredness and utter deliriousness (is that a word)? I’ve very much enjoyed our castle project today. We are visiting Bodiam Castle this weekend and I thought (you know what that did) that a little creative, fact finding project would be fun. Suffice to say, it wasn’t for my 6 year old, who threw himself around, demanding I put the tv on. I didn’t and, well, you can imagine the rest…..

So after the battle was won, by neither of us, I may add. I decided to eat some food and have a cuddle with my spirited young man.

I ate some leftovers from the night before, which leads me, rather spectacularly to my last Swede post of the week. I posted on social media yesterday that I had made a swede and mozzarella bake and said recipe would be popped on my blog once eaten. So here it jolly well is….



1 large Swede

1 packet of organic buffalo mozzarella

1 400g carton of tomatoes

1  large red onion

About  10 cherry tomatoes on the vine

A handful of regular mushrooms

1 tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp dried mixed herbs de Provence

A large bunch of fresh basil

About 1/2 pint of veg stock

Cheddar cheese (grated, to be used for the topping)

Salt and pepper


Pre-heat your oven to 180 fan assisted/200/ 400

Peel and thinly slice your Swede. Put in a large pan of water and boil for about 35 minutes, or until it is fairly soft. Drain well and leave in the side to cool.

For the sauce

Put the coconut oil in a large frying pan and then add the onion, mushrooms, vine tomatoes and all the dried herbs. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, stock, basil and season well. I cook at a medium to high heat for about 35-40 minutes, or until the sauce reduces. Sometimes I find it can taste too acidic if not cooked for long enough.

Grab an oven proof dish (I used small eared, individual dishes but one large dish can also be used). Start layering your bakes, Firstly with your sauce, then the sliced mozzarella, Swede goes on next and then more sauce. If you use a deeper dish, you can layer up again. Grate the cheddar over the top and cook for about 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

It was delicious, warming and made good use of a swede methinks.

So go forth and enjoy what is meant to be a gale forced and gusty Weekend. Oh and think of me wandering around a desolate castle in said weather. Eek, I feel I may need a tankard if ale afterwards!

Please feel free to comment and like and love 🙂


4 thoughts on “Freaky Friday! 

  1. Dena Watson says:

    Oh Coral it has been such a stressful week here too. People have been the oddest of creatures and iv resorted to staying in and ignoring all the negative behaviour. Iv had to encourage one kid to stand up for himself about friendship matters of which are sometimes still occurring in my 40’s ffs. I do believe it is the January and February slum and I feel spring will bring happiness, strenth and hopefully mental wellbeing . Hang in there everyone ❤

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  2. Dunkin donuts deals says:

    I don’t have the regular sugar habit in the form of goodies, but I do struggle with alcohol now, which is loaded with sugar. After having breast cancer 5 years ago and they told me to stop drinking alcohol I, of course, craved it more. Kris, I love your articles every week and I would love it if you would do one on alcohol to give me (us) the extra incentive and inspiration to reduce consumption. I always get inspired by the scientific approach to health, which you bring to the discussion to help educate.


    • healthyhubuk says:

      Hey there and thank you for your message. I would say stick to vodka and gin. Mix with soda water. Most alcohol is full of sugar but in moderatio, should be ok. I will indeed dedicate a blog to it and thank you for inspiring me to do so 🙂


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