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Boston Baked Beans

We were recently invited to a pot luck and I decided to take Boston Baked Beans thinking that it is a great one pot dish and that it may not be familiar to all of the folk at the event in the local village hall. I found a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall recipe which I...

Picking Veggies for Christmas dinner

For the first year ever we have managed to grow (and patiently wait to eat) our winter vegetables so that we would have enough for a great Christmas spread. Delicious home grown carrots, parsnips, brussel sprouts and onions and we have been eating up the leftovers...

Mushroom Season

The mushrooms are blooming! I think the combination of a super hot summer followed by some serious rain means that we are experiencing a super mushroom season. We have recently collected two huge baskets full of hedgehog mushrooms and only just tapped what was...

Birthday Celebrations

This year we decided that since there are several May birthdays in our family that we should throw a big BBQ birthday bash and low and behold the weather was on our side!! Since the deck is finished and the hut is in place we decided to put up a marquee next to it and...

Romesco Sauce

  If you have never had Romesco Sauce you are in for a real treat. I tastes amazing and can be served with so many things in so many ways. Here I will provide the sauce recipe and some suggestions with more in depth recipes to come. Romesco Sauce: The heart of...

Blood Orange Salad

This is a delightful, colourful and refreshing salad. This recipe is for a starter for 4 and I made each salad on a plate as opposed to putting it all in a bowl to be tossed and served but you could try that in which case I would stick to wedge or cube shapes for the...