Recipes

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 […]

Cauliflower Gluten Free Pizza Base

Cauliflower Gluten Free Pizza Base

I have been trying different types of bases to make a tasty gluten free option for our  family pizza nights, so far this is absolutely the best base I’v tried, in fact so good I didn’t actually get a photo shot of the finished pizza!, […]

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 […]

Rice stuffed peppers

Rice stuffed peppers

Hi everyone, I’v been missing from blogging the last few weeks as have been having to take some self care time with a flare up and having to adjust to some changing energy and ability parameters, but as always there are growth lessons in life […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]