Category Food


Foraging for Free Food

Autumn is my favourite season, a time for walks in the countryside, kicking leaves and foraging.  If you live on the edge of a town as we do, there is plenty to be found if you look around. We pick blackberries and use them to spark up our porridge in the morning, to make jam and to add to crumbles.  This year I want to try fruit leather too. Look at the perimeter of your […]

Foraging for Free Food

Oatcakes recipe

Easy oatcakes recipe that is quick to make

I have been trying new recipes for food that we enjoy but I haven’t cooked myself before.  I’m trying homemade alternatives to things I would normally buy from the shops. This oatcakes recipe fits the bill and is perfect for cooking a batch of biscuits to eat during the week . The oatcakes served with cheese and a few celery and carrot sticks make a nice light lunch or are a great way to round […]


Show the love with handmade chocolates for Valentines Day

As a chocolate addict making these handmade chocolates for Valentines Day has been fun. What is not to like? Melting chocolate and filling the kitchen with a rich chocolatey smell, licking the spoon (when everything is finished!) and creating something to share with a loved one. This comes with a warning as some of the work in progress shots may not be Pinterest-worthy. I am obviously a messy worker and managed to drip the stuff […]

Homemade Chocolates - bark

Rhubarb Pudding with Meringue Topping

Rhubarb Pudding with Meringue Topping

This rhubarb pudding is made with a rich sponge topped with sliced rhubarb and finished with a meringue topping. Mum passed on the recipe as it is an easy summer dessert that everyone likes. Sunday is the day when we meet as a family.   It’s a day of treats like cake and puddings.  Sharing good food with family feels special every time. With rhubarb growing like crazy in the vegetable garden at this time […]