Baked Apples… A Little Throwback to my Childhood

My grandparents had apple trees in the garden, crocuses that would grow up below them in early spring, and a tortoise in a pen who lived there in summer.  At the bottom of the garden they had a vegetable garden filled with potatoes, beans, herbs, fruit, salad, cabbages and probably more and it was borderedContinue reading “Baked Apples… A Little Throwback to my Childhood”

The Liebster Award

Hi everyone!  So today is my birthday… I’ve spent the whole day home with two sick kiddies and one stir crazy dog who’s been looking at me with her ‘pleeeeease take me out eyes’ all day… We’ve baked birthday cake, cup cakes for the school cake bake, made pizza, baked bread, we’ve watched movies… My littleContinue reading “The Liebster Award”

Papaya Yoghurt Breakfast Boats with Homemade Granola

I got into buying papaya during the summer to make a Hemsley & Hemsley ‘Papaya & Halloumi Salad‘, which by the way is absolutely delicious and a regular on the summer dinner scene at ours now.  I picked one up the other day thinking that I’d make the salad, but it’s so cold I couldn’tContinue reading “Papaya Yoghurt Breakfast Boats with Homemade Granola”

Broccoli, Stilton & Walnut Soup

Going back to the fairy garden visuals of yesterday’s brussels sprouts post, if the brussels sprouts are the cabbages, then the broccoli would be the trees.  But I’d give them little super hero capes because broccoli is super…Especially sprouting broccoli.  Perhaps this is a project for a rainy day…?!  Or perhaps I have too muchContinue reading “Broccoli, Stilton & Walnut Soup”

An Open Letter to Brussels Sprouts & Maple Roast Sprouts with Walnuts & Beetroot

Dear Brussels Sprouts, I think you should know how much I appreciate you.  Firstly you look like a cabbage, grown by a fairy, which makes me want to make a teeny tiny jar of Saurkraut out of you, or put you in the garden of my daughter’s doll’s house. I love that you chose toContinue reading “An Open Letter to Brussels Sprouts & Maple Roast Sprouts with Walnuts & Beetroot”

Festive Gingerbread Stars

Brrrr… it’s so cold.  But it’s the best kind of cold in my opinion… The sky is blue, the air is crisp and the past two mornings there’s been a frost on the ground.  I had a crunchy, frosty walk this morning down by the river which was so idyllic.  The sun was low, mostContinue reading “Festive Gingerbread Stars”

A Vegan Curry Feast (for hearty meal lovers)… Mushroom Pasanda, Bombay Potatoes & Masala Roast Chickpeas…

Curry is usually Tim’s domain, because he makes a good one!  But I think I might have trumped him (yes I am competitive!)  The Mushroom Pasanda is definitely inspired by our good friends over at Able & Cole but there are a few tweaks here, mainly based on what was in the cupboard or fridgeContinue reading “A Vegan Curry Feast (for hearty meal lovers)… Mushroom Pasanda, Bombay Potatoes & Masala Roast Chickpeas…”

Moroccan Chicken Casserole & Giant Cous Cous

This is a warming, spicy dinner of good nourishment.  Great for a cold evening.  It’s hearty and fills the house with a sweet spicy smell…   Ingredients (serves 4): 4 Chicken Thighs 3 preserved lemons (or 1 unwaxed fresh lemon) 3 small red onions (or 1 large red onion) 4 cloves garlic 25 olives 12Continue reading “Moroccan Chicken Casserole & Giant Cous Cous”

Chicken Schnitzel & Sauerkraut Salad

Chicken Schnitzel and Sauerkraut are definitely soulmates…  Each stands alone, but together they are a power couple of deliciousness.  There’s a reason that they’re a classic combination and even if you think you don’t like one, the chances are, that together you’ll love them… The Schnitzel-Sauerkrauts. Ingredients (Serves 2): 2 free-range organic chicken breasts 2Continue reading “Chicken Schnitzel & Sauerkraut Salad”

Simple Sauerkraut (it’s not just for supermodels!)

Whaaat?  Well what else would you do with a cabbage glut?  Who’s got a cabbage glut you say?  Well, not us exactly, but I do find us with slightly more cabbage than we can comfortably get through.  So with the latest haul from the allotment (and by haul I mean 2 cabbages) I thought I’dContinue reading “Simple Sauerkraut (it’s not just for supermodels!)”