Growing our own, recipes & natural living

Month: December 2014

December catchup

December catchup

New Home December saw our youngest C5  back from University and C 3 and D.I.2 buy their new home in Cornwall and then travel up to spend Christmas with the clans. It has been important for us to make the home a sanctuary, it always […]

Vegetarian cheesy topped lasagne

Vegetarian cheesy topped lasagne

When my daughter and three grandchildren said they were dropping by for tea I knew just which dish to make for everyone. Vegetarian cheesy topped lasagne. Serves 6 adults. This is the cheats version using a packet mix as a base for the sauce of […]

Preserving Beetroot

Preserving Beetroot

tidying up in the garden I was really meant to be doing some coursework this morning but the winter sun beckoned me. The first morning have felt well enough to get out in the garden for a couple of weeks, so weeded and tidied up […]

Living from the cupboard

Living from the cupboard

We are not shopping this month, two reasons we have a cupboard and freezer full of food we have preserved and dishes we have made and we are stony broke. But far from being a trial it has set us alight again with ideas and […]

Cocoa Powder Chocolate Krispies

Cocoa Powder Chocolate Krispies

Before it got popular to use chocolate to make rice krispie cakes this is the way we used to make them in my neck of the woods. I forgot the recipe until today my son asked if I could make him some krispie cakes. We […]