Category Archives: Recipes

Pumpkin Spiced Bundt Cake

With such an amazing haul of  pumpkins and butternut squash harvested from the allotment this year, I was on the lookout for a new recipe to use this produce. I have always been a fan of Nigella, and her new … Continue reading

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Chilli jam for chilly days!

The weather has certainly changed since a few weeks ago and you can definitely feel you are in Autumn. The allotment beds need clearing of the spent produce and plans for preparation for next year are in full flow. The … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Recipes – Part 1

With rhubarb being in season and there always being plenty to bring home from the allotment, I decided to invest in a few good recipes in which to use my produce.  I cannot take credit for any of the recipes … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Custard Pie

As usual at this time of year I have a glut of rhubarb from my allotment.  Bored with the traditional rhubarb crumble, worried that the neighbours won’t want me to deliver any more armfuls to them, I thought that it … Continue reading

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Mary Berry’s Gingerbread Cookie Dough

Gingerbread cookies are a family favourite in my home any time of the year. I have a variety of cookie cutters and my youngest daughter has so much fun picking out the novelty designs to use with the basic gingerbread … Continue reading

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Brussel Sprouts – love them or hate them!

Brussel sprouts generally get a bad press as a tasty vegetable. They would come into what I would deem to be the Marmite category – you either love them or you hate them. Well, in my household we are definitely … Continue reading

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Give thanks for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated across the pond with our cousins in America and Canada, where people give thanks for what they have. It is a family orientated holiday, sometimes celebrated more than the Christmas period where people take … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup with Parmesan

Nothing tastes better on an autumnal night than a bowl of thick, hot pumpkin soup with well buttered crusty bread. This recipe adds a cheesy flavour with the help of Parmesan cheese. When using Parmesan, don’t throw away the rinds. … Continue reading

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Garden Vegetable and Chicken soup

I tend to be happiest at the moment when I’m either tinkering in the garden, weeding and tending my plants or baking and cooking in my kitchen. I’m ecstatic when I can combine the two! Harvesting produce out of my … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn Relish

Keeping with the preserving and pickling theme that I seem to be writing a lot about at the minute, I thought that I would try making sweetcorn relish using the sweetcorn that I had stored in the freezer. There were … Continue reading

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