Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe
Chilli, Comfort food, dinner, easy, Easy recipe, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Quick dinner, Recipe, Spicy, Uncategorized

Quick and Easy Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe

Fast becoming one of our best-loved midweek dinners, this spicy sausage pasta recipe is quick and easy to pull together, and has great flavour too. A note on sausages: For this recipe, I use our favourite thick spicy sausages from our local butcher, but you could use any high meat content sausages, or vegetarian ones… Continue reading Quick and Easy Spicy Sausage Pasta Recipe

Easy vegetable tagine recipe
Comfort food, Courgette, dinner, easy, Easy recipe, Healthy Recipes, Meat Free Monday, One pot recipe, Pepper, Recipe, Spices, Uncategorized, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Veggie

Easy Vegetable Tagine Recipe

This recipe is perfect to throw together quickly and leave to do its thing while you do yours. Vegetables soak up all of the delicious flavours from the spices, and it is perfect served with rice, couscous or flatbreads. I've used courgettes and peppers here, but feel free to swap in your favourite veggies. And… Continue reading Easy Vegetable Tagine Recipe

Onions and shallots drying
Grow your own, kitchen garden, Uncategorized, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary

July 2019 in the Kitchen Garden

I started writing this post sat at our new garden table, enjoying the glorious sunny July weather. I’m finishing it off to the sound of rain falling on some very grateful vegetables. This month, our little kitchen garden has really come to life. Butterflies flit among the plants, and there is a gentle hum of… Continue reading July 2019 in the Kitchen Garden

The Weighbridge Brewhouse: fillet steak
Eating out, Restaurant Review, Review, Uncategorized

The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Swindon: reinvigorated

Gifted post: complimentary 3 course meal for 5 I am forever complaining that there is a lack of restaurants in Swindon to eat at on occasions. Casual dinning, there is plenty of, but something a little more special? Not so much. As a result, we often end up going further afield to eat out, which… Continue reading The Weighbridge Brewhouse, Swindon: reinvigorated

Milk and More Orgaic Whole Milk
Drinks, Healthy, Plastic Free, Review, Sustainable, Sustainable Living, Uncategorized

Milk, and so much more

Since watching the recent War on Plastic BBC documentary, I have been horrified by the reality of the extent of plastic waste This is made worse by the fact that much of the plastic we do recycle in this country winds up halfway across the world in large waste piles and with little prospect of… Continue reading Milk, and so much more

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!