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Black chickpeas milled into flour, what on earth was I thinking??

The idea seemed good, logical, well almost! Buy chickpeas and mill them into flour for some pasta development work I’m currently working on. How wrong was I? My previous experience [...]

By |July 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Summer apple rings..

  With an almost instant change of season we welcome a change of produce. My favourite summer vegetable has to be the humble courgette with its stunning edible flower as [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

From the meadow to the teapot..

Food and drink, flowers, perfume, holidays, photos, these all evoke memories of some kind. Remembering tasks that my parents and I would carry out seasonally on our farm as a [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thyme to reflect in my kitchen garden……….

My kitchen garden is tiny and I should probably call it my herb patch but the word patch doesn’t have the grandeur I want you to whimsically imagine. So, going [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courgette, lemon & ricotta fritters…

Even though I surround myself with food daily, I never menu plan for my family. I am known as creator or should I say I tend to wing it at [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dandelions… Do they really make you wet the bed?

Can picking a dandelion really lead you to wet the bed? I grew up on a small farm in North Bedfordshire. At every possible opportunity you’d find me outside, either [...]

By |May 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Northamptonshire WI Recipe Book

Northamptonshire WI Recipe Book I’ve just picked up a fantastic 3rd edition copy of the ‘Northamptonshire Federation of Women’s Institutes’ Recipe book. Elated is a huge understatement to be honest. [...]

By |April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Polpette, pretty please!

From stale bread to a filling lunch! Bread polpette I use the term ‘stale bread’ very loosely. In my family kitchen bread tends to hide as its consumed at an [...]

By |March 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pizza party!

PIZZA DOUGH – Make me, rest me, roll me, flip me! Comfort food can come in many forms. For me it’s a soft baked pasta with crispy edges, slow cooked [...]

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Zabaglione I give you a sweet Italian classic. Be it a quick shot of liquid heaven or a slightly more in-depth air filled custard dessert. Zabaglione is such a loved [...]

By |February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments