Growing Our Own

Food for Beltane, Asparagus, Pine Nut and Chive Blossoms

Food for Beltane, Asparagus, Pine Nut and Chive Blossoms

Happy Beltane everyone! GD and I are sharing this meal tonight along with some delicious strawberry wine GD made and I love this recipe because it uses the whole of the chive plant, the stem, the bulb and the beautiful flower which are abundant at this time […]

‘Happy first day of spring’, March 20 2019

‘Happy first day of spring’, March 20 2019

Tonight is a full moon, the March full Moon is special because it reaches its peak on the same day as the spring equinox March 20th. This full Moon is also a ‘Super moon’ which means that the moon may appear brighter and bigger than normal, […]

Pakora baked Vegan and Gluten free

Pakora baked Vegan and Gluten free

I made these today for lunch, they took just a few minutes to prepare, 25 mins to bake and the flavour of the vegetables and spices were just awesome!. Using our own grown herbs in this dish was also wonderful, so vibrant and packed full […]

Cheese and vegetable dijon quiche

Cheese and vegetable dijon quiche

I started to blog this post about my quiche recipe, but then was tempted to describe it as a tart in the title and GD thought it might actually be a flan. Well according to this lovely little chart I found on culinaryzeal.wordpress.com it probably […]

A little bit of homestead wine

A little bit of homestead wine

GD and I are chuffed! GD has been been asked to send some samples of his home brew up to be tried by my daughter in law’s aunt, this came about because my daughter in law’s mum was here and tasted some of GD’s orange […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]