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Butternut Squash cupboard curry

Butternut Squash cupboard curry

Shopping the pantry makes for some really interesting dishes, I had a look around today and found  squash, onions and green beans from our allotment, so I looked for a curry to make from these ingredients and found a Tom Kerridge  recipe that I loosely […]

Walking the woodland route at Trelisick

Walking the woodland route at Trelisick

Every week GD and I aim to explore at least one National Trust site or a place of natural beauty in our surrounding area in Cornwall. Today we chose ‘ The Woodland Walk’ at Trelissick,  Trelissick is known not only for its history but for […]

Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme, Oven Baked Bread

Sun Dried Tomato and Thyme, Oven Baked Bread

Made the following recipe today and just had to share, delicious! Ingredients: 3 & 1/2 cups bread flour 1 teaspoon sea salt 3 tsp active dried yeast 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon fresh (or dried thyme), washed stripped and chopped 1 cup of tepid […]

Heligan Gardens

Heligan Gardens

Yesterday GD and I availed ourselves of our locals pass for Heligan Gardens, we have been meaning to go for ages but never quite set a day for it, so I was well pleased to be making up a flask in the morning and heading […]

New Year Home

New Year Home

New years eve we spent at our eldest boys house playing games of pool and board games, having good food with the family, singing ‘auld lang syne’ meaning ‘times long past’, badly, along with the t.v. London firework crowds and then wandered home expecting to sleep […]

Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year 2019

Christmas this year has been all about family, being together and the of joy being together brings, it has totally filled and warmed my heart. No Christmas gift is more important than this. Below are the Cornwall crew Daisy, Marley, Willow, Charlie, Megs and Thor, […]

Nutty Crumble with gluten free option

Nutty Crumble with gluten free option

At this time of year, November, a lovely dessert to be making is a fruit crumble, all those gorgeous apples, blackberries, rhubarb and fruits harvested from the late summer and early autumn, come into their own. Topped and baked with a nutty home made crumble, […]

Simple delicious Pumpkin Soup

Simple delicious Pumpkin Soup

Makes 8 generous portions: freezes well. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons olive oil. 2 white onions, diced. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped. 1/2 -1 red chili, chopped and deseeded. (I used half of a red chili we grew and dried earlier in the year). 30 g root […]

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

How we are ending our pantry challenge year 2018

We started 2018 in our house on a pantry challenge for the month of January, we followed it through the whole month and had a great start to the year. It changed our way of thinking on more levels than just getting our cupboards straight. […]

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

Baked Chocolate Cheesecake

I wanted to spoil the family with a really nice meal yesterday day and decided on a spaghetti  bolognese evening with a cheesecake for dessert.  I chose this recipe because it looked real easy with simple ingredients which I could purchase from Aldi, which is […]