Elderberries in Autumn “What on earth do we do with those purple elderberries in Autumn,” asked Erik. Not being entirely sure, I decided to trawl through cookbooks and the internet to find out the answer, as we have a big bush, almost a tree, only a few yards from our brand new kitchen. Our Elderflower […]
Ricotta Gnudi are light Italian dumplings, served with a Sage Butter sauce. Delicious.
Mulled Cranberry Sauce This Mulled Cranberry Sauce recipe is taken from Delicious magazine, and after searching for a recipe that really appealed to me, and was suitable for freezing for up to 6 months, this is the one I have chosen to prepare for our Christmas Dinner. The flavours sound warm and gently spicy, and […]
I kept meaning to re-post this recipe for Hollandaise Sauce. Because we had a revamp of our blog, there was a chance some of my recipes would disappear, so I wanted to re-write them up. As this is a classic Hollandaise Sauce recipe, I thought it an important one to keep in the blog’s recipe file. […]
The Kitchen Garden Bounty never ends – there is always something to pick, to wash, to chop, to cook and then … to eat. Our tomatoes are still ripening, and last week I thought ‘Time for Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup’ for lunch and the freezer. We have to use them all up, some way […]
Spicy Apple Sauce with Calvados: Recipe This Spicy Apple Sauce with Calvados recipe goes so well with Pork, Chicken, Goose and Duck, and can be served hot or cold. Use a spoonful in casseroles or gravies to give it a sweet and spicy lift. The apples that I used are the Pink Lady variety, and […]
Tomato Ketchup Recipe: The tomato’s finest hour The time: The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness is a fall of tawny leaves and a breath of woodsmoke away. The garden vines are blushing a musk of passing summer and the bounty of tomatoes collects, more bruised and pulpy, in the pantry bowl. Oh, man, what […]
Recipe: All things Italian, especially Italian food (continued) Click here to read the introduction Still not that adventurous with food (and certainly not with Italian food) I wasn’t sure what to expect from Mrs Lanni’s cooking. On my first morning, after mucking out loads of stables, grooming both my horse and the Lanni’s huge international show-jumpers […]