Category Archives: Recipes

5 Top Tips For Newbie Bread Bakers

I’ve ‘tried’ making bread in the past and just assumed I wasn’t any good at it. What I now realise is, as with pretty much everything else in life, practice pays off! I’m currently baking about 8 loaves a week, … Continue reading

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Sugar Free Date & Banana Cookies/Traybake (Wheat & Dairy free too!)

I snapped up a whole tray of over ripe banana’s at the greengrocers for just 92p yesterday! After giving some to a neighbour, some to the hens, and having 2 in my morning smoothie, I was still left with 19! … Continue reading

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Coronation Egg Sandwich Recipe

Jon & I can’t get enough of these amazing egg sandwiches. Gone are the plain old Egg Mayo and even the Curried Egg filling. When we have a glut of eggs, this is the only way to go. The ingredients; … Continue reading

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Broccoli & Almond Soup

This has to be one of the healthiest soups ever invented. No fat (other than that found in the almonds), no cream, no bad stuff. Just fresh, yummy ingredients that taste amazing! 2oz Ground Almonds 1 1/2lb Broccoli 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Rabbit Stew

Yesterday, Jon suggested we go ferreting and as the sun was shining for the first time in weeks I jumped at the chance. First, we have to wake the ferrets up. (BTW Stinker, the ‘fret on the left, is yawning … Continue reading

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Rabbit Recipe – Rabbit Pie

Wow, I’m kinda thrilled! Following on from my goal to like rabbit meat in 2011 (AND it’s only day 3 – get me!!!) and the first ‘recipe’ I posted here, this is the outcome of the rest of the bunny … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hedgerow by John Wright

Jon and I have both collected foraging books and edible plant books for years. We have rather a fetish for knowing what’s around us that we can scoff. For free. So when River Cottage/John Wright brought out another of their … Continue reading

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Tortiere au Canard (that’s Happy Duck Pie to you)

Our first duck of the year was morphed into this pie and it is truly divine. I think it would work just as well with lamb or beef too.   Tortiere au Carnard. 4oz of butter 1 large onion, chopped … Continue reading

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Homemade Pesto Recipe. What else to do with all that basil?

I’ve never made pesto before as a/ buying a bunch of basil in the supermarket is darned expensive and b/ I’ve never managed to grow much of it myself. Oh, how that has changed! I have a whole bushy row … Continue reading

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Book Review – River Cottage Handbook No 5 – Edible Seashore

Wow. If ever there was a book that I wish I’d penned then this is it. This or Harry Potter. But this is the book that has been in my head for years, one that has been lacking on every … Continue reading

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