Tag: Cornwallnan

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 […]

Homemade Apricot Jam Recipe

Homemade Apricot Jam Recipe

Apricot season is here, go to any supermarket at the moment and the shelves are heaving with them, better still find a market that sells them loose if you can.  The recipe I am using comes from an old preserving book GD and I both […]

Snow in Cornwall

Snow in Cornwall

Ya-aaay Snow in Cornwall!.  It has been eight years since snow fell in Cornwall according to ‘Cornwalllive’. ‘In January 2010 an unusually large sprinkling of the white stuff caused havoc across the county. Schools were forced to close after 18cm (7in) of snow fell in […]

Frugal pantry challenge 2018, listing (day 2)Fridge and coldstore.

Frugal pantry challenge 2018, listing (day 2)Fridge and coldstore.

Today my fridge and alley (cold store racks), get listed. Was busy today making vegetarian scotch eggs for New Years Eve, turkey broth with dumplings using the broth listed in yesterday’s freezer inventory and sauerkraut from the last of the cabbages in our garden deep […]

Why we moved to Cornwall

Why we moved to Cornwall

I was recently given some questions to think about and as a result, I have written this blog post as I pondered over how to answer them. In the summer of 2015 GD and I were still living in a 3 bedroomed terraced house on […]

Fish Dish

Fish Dish

Today’s recipe I have made since my son was little and he is now a healthy strong adult, My fourth of five children, we were thrown in the deep end with his health struggles soon after birth, being told his condition would probably dictate a […]

Lunchtime Salmon  Hotpot

Lunchtime Salmon Hotpot

I call this ‘Patrick’s soup’ after a lovely man who runs a whole food stall in the busy market town of St Alban’s and has a tiny little shop at the end of an alley where you can ask Patrick’s advice or the benefit of […]

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

Why I am making Christmas crackers this year

When GD and I moved down to Cornwall we wanted to step out of our automated London life and connect more deeply to the natural rhythms of nature. In the 30 months we have been here we have worked towards a more sustainable lifestyle, securing […]

Rayburn warmth

Rayburn warmth

Just taking a minute out from working on my crystal healing exam as I was just brimming with gratitude the warmth the freshly lit rayburn is affording me this chilly autumn morning. and also gratitude as we have at last built our six foot table […]

Homemade Lemon Curd

Homemade Lemon Curd

I had some sweet pastry left over today after making my pie base for chocolate pie, you can find the recipe for chocolate pie here, http://cornwallnan.co.uk/2016/01/tar-heel-pie/ So I thought I might make some lemon curd tarts with it, but first I needed to quickly make […]