Recipes

Meat free Scotch Eggs

Meat free Scotch Eggs

I have been making this vegetarian version of Scotch eggs for well over a decade. The original recipe can be found in the book ‘Vegetarian cooking for Children’ by Rosamond Richardson. I have adapted the original recipe quantities which through experience have provided the best […]

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

I needed to cook a dish for eight people with just ingredients from the store cupboard. I found this recipe which fit the bill perfectly. It was originally aimed at students to make a nutritious and cheapish meal and I tweaked it a little bit […]

Apple pie and a Solar Eclipse

Apple pie and a Solar Eclipse

To mark the solar eclipse last night GD, myself, my youngest and my eldest boys, daughter in law and two youngest grandsons gathered round a small fire, to chat and snuggle and roast marshmallows in the flames. In the U.K. it was never going to […]

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 […]