Recipes

Rum and whisky Seville Orange Marmalade

Rum and whisky Seville Orange Marmalade

The end of January in the u.k. heralds marmalade season, the shops for a short period are abundant with boxes of bright and cheery seville oranges and to add a bit of a kick to the marmalade you might try adding a shot of rum […]

FPC 15/01/18 Courgette, cheddar, dijon tart with leeks in a shortcrust pastry pie base

FPC 15/01/18 Courgette, cheddar, dijon tart with leeks in a shortcrust pastry pie base

Love this recipe easy to make, feeds lots, keeps well in the fridge, so moorish! We had this as one of our FPC dishes and made meringues with the left over egg whites . I make mine double every time to fit a 28 cm […]

FPC 13/1/18 Old English pub games beat the Xbox

FPC 13/1/18 Old English pub games beat the Xbox

Today’s meal was homemade cheese and tom pizza and pepperoni pizza. I had to buy the pepperoni and cheese, all the other ingredients I had in the pantry and left us still well within budget. Easy Celebration Pizza Spent last of this weeks budget on […]

FPC 11/1/18 Macaroni Cheese  Recipe

FPC 11/1/18 Macaroni Cheese Recipe

Serves 4-6 adults 12 oz macaroni 4 spring onions 1 clove garlic crushed 4 oz button mushrooms (optional) 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 pint milk handful cherry tomatoes 8 oz cheddar cheese 1 generous teaspoon dijon mustard 1 cup of fresh bread crumbs Method: Preheat […]

FPC 10/1/18 Living in Reverence

FPC 10/1/18 Living in Reverence

When you have a budget to stick to meals can become so very interesting, creativity is a necessary ingredient!. Yesterday’s meal was a potluck  in a one pie dish meal, all little portions of left overs from the freezer, tuna pasta, cauliflower cheese, 2 different […]

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

Imbolc Prep & FPC 9/1/18 Monday Curry

As promised the recipe from last night’s meal. Yet another recipe my dear friend Lynn from America taught me when we were feeding visiting missionary students and needed to make a little go a long way. Monday Curry is a life saver, you can use […]

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

FPC 8/1/18 Recipe for Monday Curry

Over the weekend we had a traditional fish and chip supper on the saturday as was youngest boys last weekend at home for some time at least until Easter. Sundays meal was GD’s honey glazed ham with home baked rolls and little potato roasties with […]

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

Temptation! Pantry Jan 2018 Challenge

You know when you have made a resolution and then you catch yourself doing exactly the same thing you told yourself you weren’t going to do, well thats what happened to me yesterday,  I went to go get a few items from Lidl, as soon […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of  purchases.

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 4th Parsnip Soup recipe. Dilemmas of purchases.

So today we need to go buy milk out of the £25 budget, we get through around 4 litres a week minimum for 4/5 of us. Do we keep with the farm milk at £1.50 a litre or go with supermarket organic at £1.15, saving […]

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

Frugal Pantry Challenge Jan 2018. Jan 3rd Storm Eleanor and Lentil soup

All our beetroot is in now from the allotment, I have made it into soup and into ice cream, drunk it in juices, I have pickled, spiced, baked, boiled and roasted it, eaten it raw in salads, given it to neighbours, to friends, to relatives […]