Author: Cornwall Nan

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 […]

Stir it up Sunday Christmas Cake Recipes

Stir it up Sunday Christmas Cake Recipes

This post is based around a brilliantly easy and reliable basic Christmas cake recipe I have been using for the past few years, it is so good in its own right, but this year I am stirring it up a bit 😊with two slightly differing […]

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Homestead Crafts Dipping beeswax candles.

Beeswax is a waxy, non-toxic and natural substance secreted by bees after they consume honey. Bees use this wax to construct honeycombs, a structure of hexagonal cells made by bees to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed […]

Cooking for Joy

Cooking for Joy

Whenever I am feeling a bit under par or a bit low the thing I like to do to lift my spirits is get in the kitchen and cook. Most of my recipes this week are coming from Trinity’s conscious Kitchen, so if you like […]

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale

Lovely Sunday walk in Kennall Vale. We have been here two and half years and only just found this amazing woodland just a 15 minute drive from our house. The walks that run through this vale are muddy at this time of year, there is […]

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

Celtic new year. New Seeds.

It is November 2nd as I begin this post and it has been feeling like a new year to me and in many traditions October 31st does indeed mark and is celebrated as the new year. In the Celtic tradition time is regarded as circular not […]

Samhain Allotment

Samhain Allotment

GD and I have closed the poly tunnel down for the winter, it is our first year of owning a poly tunnel and I was sad to close it down, feeling we had missed some opportunity to keep veg growing until at least near the […]