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

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 their produce it's a must for any food lover or… Continue reading WIN A BOTTLE OF BERONIA RUEDA 2017 WHITE WINE & TICKETS TO THE CHELTENHAM FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2019!

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

2019, chicken, Chilli, dinner, Healthy, Healthy Recipes, One pot recipe, Pepper, Recipe, Spices, Spicy, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Food

How to cook healthy, tasty food & my Chilli Chicken Stew Recipe

Now that the festivities and celebrations of December are over and we face the long, quiet month of January, I turn to food to brighten dark evenings while waiting for spring to arrive. As much as I want excitement in my food, I also want to cook and eat healthy dishes. Having eaten my way… Continue reading How to cook healthy, tasty food & my Chilli Chicken Stew Recipe

2018, Comfort food, Uncategorized, Veg Garden, Veg Garden Diary, Winter, Winter Food

December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter

It’s a strange thought as we're here on the edge of Christmas, that only a few months ago our garden was full of tasty vegetables waiting to be picked and eaten. Now when I look out of the window it seems empty in comparison. The huge courgette plant that dominated our patio is long gone,… Continue reading December food: A look back at summer, and forward to winter

Bake, Baking, Comfort food, dinner, Food, Ham, Mushrooms, Quiche, Recipe, Shortcrust pastry, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Perfect quiche recipe

There are few things more delicious and satisfying to eat in the summer than a slice of warm homemade quiche with a crunchy side salad – and maybe a buttery new potato or two!

Autumn, Comfort food, dinner, Easy recipe, One pot recipe, Recipe, Uncategorized, Winter, Winter Food

Pork with Apples, Sage and Cider Recipe

Until recently, it had been years since I ate pork. Memories of chewy pork chops and roasts that didn’t really do it for me (sorry Mum!) completely turned me off to pork. It was only when pork escalopes appeared in my Abel and Cole meat delivery box that I was forced to reconsider. Initially very… Continue reading Pork with Apples, Sage and Cider Recipe

Squash soup with croutons
Autumn, Comfort food, dinner, easy, Easy recipe, Healthy, Healthy Recipes, Meat Free Monday, Recipe, Soup, Spices, Spicy, Uncategorized, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Veggie, Winter, Winter Food

Fiery Squash Soup Recipe

Pumpkin and squash soups have always been one of my favourite flavours of soup, and I love the combination of spices with the sweet taste of squash. In autumn, when squash are at their best and in season, this is the perfect recipe to celebrate them! I love a thick, hearty blended soup, but you… Continue reading Fiery Squash Soup Recipe