Category Archives: Food & Drink

Seville Orange Marmalade

Ta dah! Here is one of several jars of marmalade that I made last weekend after tagging along to a marmalade-making workshop with a couple of friends (I am becoming more grown-up and domesticated by the second). Given my only … Continue reading

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Peas from the garden

This year is the first time we’ve grown peas from seed and they’ve been a resounding success. Picking them has become a daily ritual in the last week or so and is especially enjoyable in the early evening when the … Continue reading

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A motto for the New Year

Whilst I may not be one for specific resolutions, I do like to ride the wave of optimism that the New Year brings and think about how I might make positive-yet-achievable changes to my life, and hopefully that of my … Continue reading

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Woodland Trend (by way of cake)

My daughter is clearly embracing the current trend for all things sylvan as she asked for a woodland animals cake for her birthday this week, with a special request for a deer to feature somewhere. As always Pinterest came to … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn from the garden

The weather may be getting decidedly autumnal, but in our kitchen it still feels like summer as we munch our way through the last of the sweetcorn grown in the garden. Whilst I could eat corn on the cob forever … Continue reading

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Pistachio & Rosewater Meringues

We’re going to a dinner party tomorrow night and, having offered to bring pudding, I’ve been scouring my cookbooks for something suitably summery. I have long salivated over the amazing meringues in Yotam Ottolenghi’s eponymous recipe book so decided to … Continue reading

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Broad Beans

I’m growing two varieties of broad beans this year; ‘Aquadulce Claudia’, which I sowed under cover in the early spring and are now ready to pick, and the smaller, sweeter ‘Stereo’ which were planted direct and can be eaten whole like mange tout. … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Relish

Our ‘Victoria’ rhubarb, which was planted early last year, is really getting into its stride at the moment and we’ve been able to start picking it recently. We can only harvest lightly this year, as the plants are still establishing, but … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning & The Horse Guards Inn

Apologies for the hiatus in posting; Easter celebrations and the mother of all spring cleans has kept me away from the blog recently. My husband had last week off work and, with the kids staying for an extra few days … Continue reading

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Easter Baking

I first made this Apple & Ginger Simnel Cake a couple of years ago for friends and it went down really well, which was all the excuse I needed to make it again, this time to share with my family. … Continue reading

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