Wednesday, 25 May 2011

MS Awareness Week

It is likely that most people don't know that this week it is MS Awareness Week in the UK. Maybe it is because someone close to me is affected by the disease & so I take a keen interest in any new developments, but to me it seems that the charity is not often mentioned. So little is known about the causes, or managing the disease & therefore as yet there is no cure.

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system - the myelin sheath around the brain & spinal cord is damaged & as a result, messages between the brain & other {affected} areas of the body are delayed. Although there are different types & stages to the disease, over time, disability usually increases.

It is heartbreaking to watch a loved one suffer with this cruel disease, as it gradually eats away at an otherwise perfectly healthy person, taking away all independence & quality of life.

Here's hoping they find a cure SOON :)

Check out the Multiple Sclerosis Society website if you want to know more!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Mushroom Risotto

To me, making a risotto has always sounded like a lot of work, (unless you just add water to a packet)! So, generally, I would only eat it when in a restaurant! However, when it tastes this good, the hard work is rewarding! There has been lots of complaints about Jamie Olivers 30 Minute Meals not actually being do-able in 30 mins but however long it takes you to make just this risotto, it is totally worth all the effort! You can find the recipe here. Serve it with roasted ham - mmm, so yum!! Let me know if you try it out!