Half-Term Rock Cake Recipe

Half-Term Rock Cake Recipe

Rock cakes are a light, crumbly treat. They are best eaten whilst still warm. They’re really easy to make, and lots of fun for the children to join in too. Preparation time : less than…

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Pumpkin Soup Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 800g pumpkin, peeled and roughly diced 700ml vegetable stock Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper Half a teaspoon cumin…

Chocolate & Beetroot Cake Recipe

Chocolate & Beetroot Cake Recipe

Our allotment has been full to bursting this year and for the first time I grew beetroot. I’ve used some in salads, and have also roasted some, Jamie Oliver style. Yum! Today, however, I decided…

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Muffins

I’ve had this recipe in my file for so long that I had forgotten where it had come from. The only reference was to “Blythe”… A quick bit of research this morning reveals that this…

No Cook Low Cal Tiramisu Recipe

No Cook Low Cal Tiramisu Recipe

No Cook Low Cal Tiramisu recipe – what’s not to like? This recipe originates from a Pinch of Nom, who claim to be the UK’s most visited food blog. I actually bought their first book…

It’s Not All Bad

It’s Not All Bad

So, like the majority of mums, I didn’t get to celebrate Mothers Day in the conventional sense this year, nor go to the cinema to see Peter Rabbit II with my boys. Nevertheless, the sun…

My Favourite Winter Recipes
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My Favourite Winter Recipes

I love to experiment with new recipes and also to revisit some of my old favourites. On the run up to Christmas, and during the holiday period, I have had the opportunity to host a…

Courgette & Parmesan Quiche

Courgette & Parmesan Quiche

This is my take on a recipe featured in the August 2019 Country Living magazine. I have chosen to make my own “quiche” pastry rather than use a “ready-rolled puff pastry” and have used my…

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Our pumpkin crop was a big success this year. Brought on early by the long hot summer our first, and biggest, pumpkin was ready for harvesting in August. Encouraged by our budding gardener, Finlay, this…