Mor Christmas Recipes Christmas is fast approaching, and I’ve been trying to find more Christmas recipes to tempt our tastebuds. The first one is a slightly unusual but easy starter, Mulled Wine Pears with a Roquefort Dressing, which sounds spicy and warm, with the creamy richness of Roquefort cheese making this a very different starter. […]
Join us in the trials and tribulations of our kitchen garden throughout the seasons
Just sometimes, when I wake up very early and creep into my very cold tiny office, pitch black sky filtering through my voile curtain, I feel the urgent need for comfort food. On goes my computer, bought back to life by my freezing fingers, and comes to my rescue. Look what I discovered this morning […]
Apologies to all for not blogging since May this year. Having recovered my stamina since my Cancer treatment, I realised that I needed to put a lot of effort into my slightly neglected Kitchen Garden. And that took some doing, believe me! But best of all, we had to finish the final design for our […]
Maybe it’s because I’ve been spending hours, every day, digging and sowing and watering in my Kitchen Garden recently – but planting all those tiny, vulnerable vegetable plants has really given me A Taste of Spring.
Tales from Our Kitchen Garden The weather in East Yorkshire hasn’t been so bad – no hurricanes or floods or horrendous weather conditions like that – but it has been very wet, slightly frosty with little bits of sunshine. Yesterday (the day of the Tour de Yorkshire beginning), our weather decided to give us almost […]
It’s 5.45am, and I’m trying to decide what Bank Holiday Recipes to cook for a very soggy Bank Holiday – it’s a choice between Chicken Traybake, Flambeed Chicken with Asparagus or a Chunky Apple, Raisin, Walnut & Cider cake to keep us warm. Maybe make them all?
Nettle Recipes A few years ago, I would have never dreamed of writing about Nettles, and particularly Nettle Recipes! I hate being stung by those ferocious plants that litter my garden, and strike me with that sudden, instant pain that materialises into a dull, strong, nagging, itchy ache for hours and is no friend of […]
Belated Happy New Year 2016! OK. I know. I’m sorry. It’s April now, and I’m back. To blogging that is. I know it’s a long time since my fingers touched the blogging keys on my computer, but just wanted to wish all of you, wherever you are, a very Belated Happy New Year 2016. Our […]
Christmas is coming … and I’m trawling through tons of catalogues about cookware, tableware, Christmas food, Christmas recipes, furry throws and cushions, gardeners gifts – in fact, this will be my own fantasy wish list for this year’s Christmas celebrations. Our Kitchen extension is almost ready, our dining room needs radicaly updating, and the rest of the […]
Our wonderful late summer days have suddenly deserted us, judging by the steady sound of the rain, thudding on our new extension rooftop just under our bedroom window. Waking early, at 5.00am, I lay there, my mind racing as usual, then I thought “What shall we have for lunch today?” Remembering what a wonderful mix […]