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Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry topping

Baked Vanilla Cheesecake with Blueberry topping

This cheesecake made a lovely dessert to finish of our family Sunday roast today. We all liked it so much I immediately set about to put it up on the blog. Serves six . Ingredients: 75g butter 90g digestive biscuits 350g cream cheese 150g golden […]

Allotment Glut Casserole

Allotment Glut Casserole

Every year at the allotment, and this year is no exception, GD and I find ourselves knee deep in oversized courgettes. This homemade recipe is one of my favourites for turning a bland vegetable into a tasty nutritious meal, featuring courgette, garlic, celery, onion, tomato, […]

Easy Celebration Pizza

Easy Celebration Pizza

Today is a celebration Day !!!, my eldest son, daughter in law and two young grandsons are moving in with us for a couple of weeks while their house purchase completes. GD and I never dreamt when we moved from London to Cornwall that any […]

Pickled Beetroot

Pickled Beetroot

It’s that time of year again when the beetroots are just flourishing, everytime I go to the allotment more are just laying, having grown so much, atop the earth. Pickling when preserving is my favourite way to put some by for later in the year when […]

Marinated Broad Beans

Marinated Broad Beans

I  was looking for different ways to make the most of the abundant broad bean crop growing on the allotment this year and I came across an idea for marinated beans. So raiding my cupboard I managed to make up the following marinade.  Fills a […]

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

I am an absolute fan of hummus so when GD found this recipe for broad bean hummus I was very excited to give it a go. Our broad bean crop from the allotment has exceeded all expectation, it is the first time we have grown […]

Stem Ginger Cookies

Stem Ginger Cookies

We have a visitor staying with us for the next three days arriving soon on the 2.15 from Paddington and I was really organised and made a slow cook casserole with new spuds from the allotment and some lovely green beans so I could be […]

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

Hubby’s coffee and walnut birthday cake

GD’s favourite cake is coffee and walnut so I made this for his birthday cake. This was also the same recipe I used to make the top tier for Julian and Jazz’s wedding cake This recipe uses camp coffee which is a blend of coffee […]

Making Bread with Spelt Flour

Making Bread with Spelt Flour

Since my thyroid diagnoses I have been eating mostly a gluten-free diet. Gluten is a key disruptor of the immune system in some people. People suffering from the hypothyroid condition ‘hashimoto’s disease’ have an uncommonly high percentage of gluten sensitives among them. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an […]

Experiments Baking Bread with Gluten Free Flour

Experiments Baking Bread with Gluten Free Flour

Last monday I had a followup appointment with the practice nurse, I walked in thinking  I might need to take some sort of prescriptive medicine to get me back on track healthwise but came out knowing the rest my life was going to be different. […]