Apple County Cider Co Cider
2019, Drinks, Food Festival, Product review, Review, Summer, Uncategorized

Rediscovering Cider: Highlights from the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

Gifted post: free tickets to the festival I had been looking forward to visiting some food festivals this summer, so when Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival sent me press passes, it seemed like the perfect opportunity for a tasty day out! - And my sister, who comes with me to all foodie festivals, agreed to… Continue reading Rediscovering Cider: Highlights from the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival

kitchen garden, Sustainable, Uncategorized, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary, Vegetables

The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

We kicked off this year in January with the beginnings of an ambitious project for our garden. Six new raised beds went into it in March, joining the one Vegtrug we planted up last year. More recently, in April, two long planters for peas and an assortment of buckets of potato plants joined them. Desire… Continue reading The kitchen garden in May & our goal for summer 2019

Flor de Sal
Potato, Product review, Recipe, Review, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Veggie

Flor De Sal Review & Mini Roast Potatoes Recipe

This post includes a review of a gifted product. Since the fateful Sunday as a child when I ate 12 roast potatoes in one sitting (more than my age at the time) I have been a huge fan of crisp roasties, both with roast dinners and other meals too. The only problem is that it… Continue reading Flor De Sal Review & Mini Roast Potatoes Recipe

Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival 2019
Competition, Food Festival, Giveaway, Uncategorized

WIN A BOTTLE OF BERONIA RUEDA 2017 WHITE WINE & TICKETS TO THE CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2019!

Note: competition is now closed, winners to be announced shortly This giveaway is kindly sponsored by Beronia and the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival 14 – 16 JUNE 2019 sees the Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival come to life on the Montpellier Gardens. With plenty of family packed events and local and national suppliers showcasing… Continue reading WIN A BOTTLE OF BERONIA RUEDA 2017 WHITE WINE & TICKETS TO THE CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2019!

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Build-your-own dinners and my Pink Slaw recipe

I love meals where I can have a 'bit of everything' on one plate, creating a kind of mini buffet salad plate with different flavours, colours and textures. It's a great way to eat plenty of healthy veggies and grains, and works just as well as a salad box for lunch as it does a… Continue reading Build-your-own dinners and my Pink Slaw recipe

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Bake, Beef, Comfort food, dinner, Mushrooms, Pie, Recipe, Shortcrust pastry

Steak and Guinness Shortcrust Pastry Pie Recipe

Created for St Patrick's day, this pie is filled with a rich, hearty steak and mushroom mixture with a savoury Guinness gravy. Slow cooking the filling for an hour before putting it in the pie helps make sure that the beef is soft, and the gravy is at its best. All of this delicious flavour… Continue reading Steak and Guinness Shortcrust Pastry Pie Recipe

Chitting Potatoes
Grow your own, kitchen garden, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary

March Kitchen Garden Update

It feels like a while since I first wrote my plan for growing extra vegetables in our garden this year, and already I can see it starting to come together. The first 3 planters have been in the garden for a while now, and a second set of 3 will be finished today. Liners between… Continue reading March Kitchen Garden Update

Italian, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Product review, Review, Uncategorized

Easy Italian flavours with Cannamela

[AD GIFTED] I have always been a lover of Italian food, from the plates of spaghetti bolognese I shared with my sister in restaurants (begrudgingly on her part) when we were small, to my more recent holidays to Italy experiencing the ‘real thing’. So, when I saw that Ciao Gusto were looking for people to… Continue reading Easy Italian flavours with Cannamela

Easy recipe, Fish, Healthy Recipes, Recipe, Spices, Traybake Recipe, Vegetables

Harissa fish & vegetable traybake with couscous recipe

As usual, this recipe came about by accident, from me throwing a few things together in a tray, and the result coming out unexpectedly well! I fancied something with a bit of spice, though not hot, and plenty of veg and lean protein to fight off the cold I’ve felt coming this week! I love… Continue reading Harissa fish & vegetable traybake with couscous recipe