Recipes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warming Black Bean Soup

Warming Black Bean Soup

I needed to cook fresh today, my soul needed to chop and dice and concoct a warming nourishing meal that would feed both my physical and my spiritual. I found what I was looking for in Trinity’s conscious Kitchen recipe for ‘chilli black bean soup’. […]

Autumn

Autumn

GD and I were at the allotment yesterday weighing down the polytunnel with filled watering cans, securing poles and generally making safe anything that could potentially fly off and cause damage in any winds from the storm we have been warned about, but in any […]

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

Sterilizing to keep homemade tomato sauce for up to a year. Hot water bath method.

The last of the ketchups and passata have been made (see previous couple of posts for recipes) and while they will keep nicely in a cool place for up to 4 months, GD and I have enough to last us the year, so we are […]

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

Home made Pasties using allotment veg for all the family.

GD and I were in for a surprise at the allotment today! we had planted outdoors on a rough bit of earth by the compost bins, almost as a second thought, all the leftover straggly tomato plants that didn’t make the grade for growing on […]

ROASTED TOMATO KETCHUP

ROASTED TOMATO KETCHUP

Beautiful roasted tomato ketchup, the house smells amazing with the aroma of spices and roasted vegetables. We have had a relatively low yield of tomatoes this year with many of them remaining green, we were not alone in this, and also with a low carrot […]