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 […]

Forget the add-ons

Strawberries ! Forget the stalks, I’m a real fan of food that has been trimmed. I love the use of proper plates and bowls. These strawberries were picked from our garden today. Stalks removed and the fruit cut into similar sizes and a light sprinkle of white sugar. I add the sugar like you would […]

Little things I’ve changed . . .

Little things I’ve changed in my kitchen habits to save the planet Sometimes it seems impossible to make a change that might have an affect in saving our planet and reversing the damage that is causing climate change. Well it is impossible; impossible on our own. Most changes have to come from governments. Or do […]

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. […]

Morning coffee in the garden

It strikes me how lucky and privileged I am, we all are, to be able to just turn a tap to fill a kettle and make a drink. Anyone who has running drinking water are among the richest people on the planet. Between Christmas and New Year, we finally had a water meter fitted. Here […]

We are what we eat

Our bodies are made of what we feed them. Never before has it been so important to look after our bodies than now. What we put in will be the fuel for energy, regeneration of cells and our bodies defences system. I try and make all our food from scratch. To make one’s food is […]

We are what we eat

Our bodies are made of what we feed them. Never before has it been so important to look after our bodies than now. What we put in will be the fuel for energy, regeneration of cells and our bodies defences system. I try and make all our food from scratch. To make one’s food is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Food from my fridge

I very rarely use a cookery book. My meal making comes from my need to eat and what I have in my fridge, cupboard and freezer. Always in that order. Mixed Root Vegetables Mash Take any root veg, scrub, chop ( the more dense veg like swede and carrot cut smaller) place in a large […]