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 […]

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 […]

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 so easy

One onion, one red pepper, 6 mushrooms, one courgette, couple of sprigs of broccoli. Oil, salt and pepper. Two sausages chopped to small pieces. Fry a little, add rice for two people, add twice the volume of water to rice and a large tablespoon of tomato purée. Cover and simmer on very low for 30mins […]

Falling out of love

We’ve all been there, we think we have fallen in love and then it doesn’t work out. We have to be brave and understand that what might work for one person isn’t necessarily going to work for another. What might have started as something wonderful and promising might not be after the realities of day […]

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 […]