December 22, 2015

Homemade Mince Pies

We can’t get enough of Jamie Oliver in our house! His Christmas cooking programmes are practically on repeat, and I thought it was about time I had a go at his ‘new stylee’ mince pies. For this simple recipe you only need: Ready rolled puff pastry Ready rolled filo pastry Melted butter Shaved almonds Icing […]

June 18, 2015

New Wheels & Homemade Churros

Last weekend was amazing! After recently upgrading my car to a 4×4 to enable me to tow, and since getting our trailer, we are able to get Dizzy out and about to events and other fun things. On Sunday we traveled to a local show and entered a ridden coloured horse class where Dizzy came […]

July 31, 2014

This week

I delivered a new collection of coastal inspired pieces to The Hayrack Gallery at The Old Dairy Farm Craft Centre in Upper Stowe yesterday. Some of the hanging wall panels aren’t up yet, but I’m really happy with the display so far. Robert & Kim, the gallery owners, said: “We particularly like the houses which […]

January 15, 2014

Turkey Patties

Since it’s a new year and a new start, I’ve jumped onto the ‘healthy eating’ regime and want to cook tasty new meal ideas. I saw this recipe for turkey patties on the TV the other day and thought I’d give it a go last night. You need (to make 4 medium sized patties): 250g […]

October 4, 2013

Folksy Friday: In The Kitchen

I had a lot of fun choosing my favourite items from Folksy this week. The items I have chosen come from shops full of more fantastic handmade products so be sure to pay them a visit. Taupe Dotty Apron by Lottie Ann Hand Thrown Stoneware Colander by Dave Green Ceramics Porcelain Salt Bowl and Spoon […]

September 12, 2013

I’ve been getting tropical…

I’d been meaning to start trying some homemade smoothies for a while, so last week I went out and bought lots of different fruits and began experimenting. The best thing is they are SO easy to make – it’s literally just blended fruit and crushed ice, and they taste SO good. Smoothies are now my […]

March 13, 2013

‘The Stack’

Introducing a new take on the delicious Mexican style ‘quesadillas’… ‘The Stack’ Quesadillas are one of my favourite foods – typically served as two flour tortillas stuffed with a choice of filling and melted cheese, heated on both sides in a pan. ‘The Stack’ takes the standard quesadilla to the extreme with three layers of […]

September 25, 2012

Home Made Apple & Blackberry Crumble

It’s that time of year where the berries are coming into season. Last year I picked lots of sloe berries and made some sloe gin which has been fermenting all year and will taste delicious this winter. I always spot the blackberry bushes whilst out walking and decided to pick some blackberries for a change […]

March 27, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Chip Scones

One of my favourite simplest recipes… Hadn’t made these for a while but they still seem to go down well! I like to use galaxy chocolate chunks for the chips, yum! Ingredients: 225g/8oz self raising flour sieved  60g/2oz butter 1 tbsp caster sugar 50g/1 1/4oz chocolate chips 150ml/ 1/4 pint milk 1. Lightly grease a baking tray. […]

January 19, 2012

Homemade Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

I made this soup a couple of days ago using a recipe by Rachel Allen. Perfect for cold wintery days! Ingredients: About 8 ripe tomatoes, halved 1 large red pepper cut into chunks 1 red onion, peeled and thickly sliced 6 cloves of garlic Leaves from 4 sprigs of thyme 1 tsp caster sugar 2 […]

October 20, 2011

Sloe Gin & Raspberry Vodka Update

A couple of weeks ago I made my first ever batch of sloe gin and raspberry vodka. You might remember my post about finding the sloes that I used – they had been stored in the freezer for a couple of weeks before I put them to use. Above you will see everything you need […]

June 9, 2011

Home made Onion Tart

I made this onion tart a few weeks ago and it was delicious so I thought I would share the recipe. You will need: 250g fresh ready-made shortcrust pastry 40g butter 75g bacon, chopped 700g onions, peeled and sliced thinly 2 eggs, beaten 50g parmesan cheese, grated 1 tsp dried sage salt & pepper 1. […]

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