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Ingredients:A kind friends’ gardenguestsgood weathercucumber sandwichesegg…

a very english tea

Ingredients:A kind friends’ gardenguestsgood weathercucumber sandwichesegg…

Ingredients:A kind friends’ gardenguestsgood weathercucumber sandwichesegg…

a very english tea

Ingredients:A kind friends’ gardenguestsgood weathercucumber sandwichesegg…

1.75kg (4 lb) sliced peeled peaches 175g (6 oz) sultanas 2 cloves garlic, minced 75g (3 oz) chopped onion 150g (5oz) chopped preserved ginger 1 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder 1 tablespoon mustard se…

spicy peach chutney

1.75kg (4 lb) sliced peeled peaches 175g (6 oz) sultanas 2 cloves garlic, minced 75g (3 oz) chopped onion 150g (5oz) chopped preserved ginger 1 1/2 tablespoons chilli powder 1 tablespoon mustard se…

1kg fresh broad beans in their pods 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp lemon juice 2-3 tbsp olive oil + more to finish paprika handful coriander leaves, chopped Pod the beans and bla…

middle eastern broad bean dip

fresh broad beans in their pods 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp lemon juice tbsp olive oil + more to finish paprika handful coriander leaves, chopped Pod the beans and bla…

1kg gooseberries, topped and tailed 2 medium onions, chopped 300g sultanas or raisins 1 tbsp salt 1 litre malt vinegar 500g demerara sugar 2 tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp mustard seeds Put all the ingre…

gooseberry chutney

gooseberries, topped and tailed 2 medium onions, chopped sultanas or raisins 1 tbsp salt 1 litre malt vinegar demerara sugar 2 tbsp ground ginger 1 tsp mustard seeds Put all the ingre…

RICHLY SPICED PLUM CHUTNEY I fiddled around with the quantities as it looked like there were too few plums and way too much vinegar, anyway, I trippled everything as I had so many plums to deal wit…

spicy plum chutney

RICHLY SPICED PLUM CHUTNEY I fiddled around with the quantities as it looked like there were too few plums and way too much vinegar, anyway, I trippled everything as I had so many plums to deal wit…

Some time ago a friend asked me if I would make her a Union Jack cushion cover…

A moment of nostalgia

Some time ago a friend asked me if I would make her a Union Jack cushion cover…

I’m back in Portugal for a short visit, I was rather hoping for some sun so I…

rain, rain go away, come back when I’m not on holiday…..

I'm back in Portugal for a short visit, I was rather hoping for some sun so I could get on with some work on the farm. But as most of the work I wanted to do is weather dependent I have had to abondon my plans for the time being and let the farm get…

’tis that time of year when loads of stuff is ready all at once and produce…

seasonal productions

’tis that time of year when loads of stuff is ready all at once and produce…

I’d picked our first young broad beans the other day and made a risotto. I…

out with the old in with the new

I’d picked our first young broad beans the other day and made a risotto.

misty morningsand fantastic sunsetsbutterflies on sun warmed rocksgrasses like…

what autumn means to me

misty morningsand fantastic sunsetsbutterflies on sun warmed rocksgrasses like…

wonderful things happen when you send your husband to the bread van, he comes…

loaves and fishes

wonderful things happen when you send your husband to the bread van, he comes…

¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ¼ – ½ teaspoon cayenne (amount depends on how much heat you want) ¼ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chili powder…

fajita spice mix

¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ¼ – ½ teaspoon cayenne (amount depends on how much heat you want) ¼ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons chili powder…

25-30g fresh basil leaves and stalks 90g caster sugar 3 medium egg yolks 300ml full cream milk 284ml double cream Raspberries and extra basil leaves, to garnish Put the basil and the sugar into a s…

basil ice-cream

fresh basil leaves and stalks caster sugar 3 medium egg yolks full cream milk double cream Raspberries and extra basil leaves, to garnish Put the basil and the sugar into a s…

Several courgettes 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped Large pinch salt 2 tsp curry powder (or you can make your own mix of the usual suspects: cumin, corian…

courgette bhajis

Several courgettes 1 red onion, halved and finely sliced 1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped Large pinch salt 2 tsp curry powder (or you can make your own mix of the usual suspects: cumin, corian…