One pot supper

With fuel prices rising and winter days still with us. One pot suppers are an important way of cooking hot wholesome meals for less use of fuel. I’m not joining in with giving up meat for January either though I am eating less because that makes for cheaper meals and when I do eat meat […]

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 […]

Omelette tea

So my dearest is still in need of soft food. A lack of dental availability during the U.K. lockdown has lead to a tooth extraction. I fried one red onion, chopped. Two sausages, chopped. An inch of garlic paste, half a small pepper, chopped. A mug of finely chopped kale leaves. Salt. When gently browned, […]

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 […]

Dumplings with golden syrup and thick cream

I’m not one to start diets or new year’s resolutions until the year has got into full swing. Until the daylight increases and the longer days make life a little cheering. To be honest I still have my Christmas tree fully lit and decorated. For me Christmas and winter cheer carries on until candlemas and […]


Dumplings are so easy to make. As a child, this was one of my favourite things to eat. We had them in stews and soups. The delicious fluffiness floating in a thick sauce. Or a white cloud sitting in a dish dribbled with cream and golden syrup. Dumplings are so cheap and simple to make. […]