Sunday, 29 May 2011


With my daughter's wedding now looming large on the horizon next month I thought it was a good time to try to slim down to fit into my waistcoat.

I make no secret of the fact that I am a foodie so the task here was to find a way to continue to eat loads of food, have fun preparing it and lose a lot of weight in the process. Suffice to say that I found the answer and so have far managed to shed over half a stone.

Me: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
You: Yes, sir.
Me: Are you listening?
You: Yes, I am.
Me: Melons.
You: Exactly how do you mean?

Trust me it works. Buy the melons of your choice. Slice one in half. Cover one half in cling-film and put in the fridge for next time.

Slice and chop your remaining half melon discarding the seeds. Add a couple of chopped glacé cherries to taste. Arrange in a dish like a small mountain. Enjoy.

Of course, you are free to think of other things to put with your melon. How about a gentle drizzle of vodka for instance?

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