February 2021 – news Home
At the practice, our daily lives are sliding along even as we juggle the latest restrictions. The new systems we put in place last year have proven to be manageable and, along with the support of the relevant bodies, we will remain open. Although it has been frustrating at times for us all, we have to thank everyone for their understanding and support as we frequently restructure our systems.
Talking of supporting each other, whether it’s friends and families, key workers or total strangers, we wanted to give you a little nudge about supporting all the small businesses in our local high street.
And in Tynemouth –––>
We are really lucky that we have such excellent local shops around us at the practice. With so many limitations on what we can do in our daily lives, it has never been more important to support our high streets, their small businesses and the people that run them. Whether you need basic foods, treats or – hopefully soon – somewhere lovely to sit and enjoy a coffee with friends, we have great facilities run by real people not mega-conglomerates. As is often said, every time you buy something from a small business, a real person does a happy dance!
At home –––>
Jan Ware has been experimenting with chocolate. Oh yes! And what a brilliant outcome. Her plan was to make something indulgent, but with the best quality, healthy ingredients, that she could source locally. Visits to Gareth James Chocolatier and The Deli around the Corner and voila!
200 grams of top quality dark chocolate
Half a tin of coconut milk
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or butter
Small handful of chopped dried pineapple
A couple of tablespoons of dessicated coconut
Melt the chocolate in a bowl over pan of simmering water, along with the coconut milk and oil or butter. When its melted and mixed together, add all the other ingredients, cover the bowl and refrigerate for a couple of hours until the mix has set. Roll into bite-size balls (dust your hands in cocoa to stop them sticking) then roll in extra desiccated coconut, or cocoa. Keep chilled.