Experimental upcycling of pickle vinegar

I’ve often been reluctant to tip away the remaining vinegar after removing onions from their pickled mix. I’ve also thought it wasteful to throw the picked red vinegar from beetroot. Then I decided to reuse. Well this might be something that others have done, but I’ve not. Some shop bought picked vegetables are not in […]

Leftovers omelette

I’ve two spicy sausages and a bowl of cooked potatoes. This is the tasty meal I made for the two of us. Into a large frying pan I added a good glug of sunflower oil. A quick and nutritious meal for two with only one pan to wash !!

Filo rolls

Well I was somewhat hungry this afternoon, which made for a creative result in the evening meal department!! Filo pastry is one of those things best bought ready made. It’s very easy to use and comes in a roll, which can be found in the refrigerator department of any sizeable food store. To use, you’ll […]

Mixed vegetable medley

As a main or a side dish depends on what else you fancy eating. Today’s offering is what I’ve harvested from our garden today, except the mushrooms. Roughly chopped and thrown into a hot pan of a tablespoon of oil. Add salt and toss. It doesn’t matter if they are a little crunchy. To be […]

New toy – Slow Cooker

My life is taking a small positive change, and I thought it a good idea to finally purchase a new slow cooker. I’ve had one before but it stopped working and was disposed of about 2 years ago. I kept the inside bowl because that would come in handy as an oven or serving dish […]

Easy food

Sometimes I really don’t fancy cooking, yet I want a cooked meal. Sometimes I’m too tired to both making a meal. For days like this I make a simple pasta dish. I boil a pan of water with some salt. When that boils I add enough pasta for whoever is needing to be fed. I […]

Thursday ramblings

It’s been a hard month or so. The weeks zoom by in a haze of ‘lockdown-trying-to-fill-time’ To be fair I’m struggling with the starting back to the new normal life. I’ve had so much to say but feel exhausted about trying to say what I feel. Trying not to think about family that need me. […]

Homemade coleslaw

Today’s coleslaw is made from the following raw ingredients, chopped white cabbage, chopped red onion, grated carrots, grated beetroot, and a large dollop of homemade mayonnaise mixed with a large glug of virgin olive oil. Chilly and enjoy

Multi root veg mash

Just chop up a selection of root vegetables. Here I’ve used potatoes, carrots and parsnips. Cut the more dense veggies smaller than the ones that will be quicker to cook. Cover with salty water and boil until soft. Drain, add butter and mash

Pie topping

When making a potato topping for your choice of pie ( cottage, shepherds or for the above Quorn). Try adding other veg to the mash. I’ve used a selection of root vegetables and some mixed frozen veg. Mash as normal, top the pie, bake. Then top with a little cheddar cheese for the last 5 […]