The garden in July

The garden in July

The garden in July I took a few pictures of the garden this week. It’s been looking really good this year. I usually buy a basil plant and put it in a large pot, it lasts all summer. I’ve tried keeping one in the house over winter, but they really...
Competition – copy of Tin Can Cook

Competition – copy of Tin Can Cook

Competition – copy of Tin Can Cook It’s ages since I run the last competition and I’ve been meaning to set this one up for a while. I’ve been distracted by doing lots of work to improve the way Google can find the blog. I enjoy writing and...
More uses for your wonderful home made jam

More uses for your wonderful home made jam

More uses for your wonderful home made jam Have you, like me, been making wonderfully fresh and delicious home made jam from all the fantastic produce available in the summer, perhaps from garden or allotment? I simply love loading up the cupboards with jars of jewel...
Bed time ice cream?

Bed time ice cream?

Bed time ice cream? Dinner with friends and family last night was lovely, of course! Lots of chat and laughter. Got home very late and slept only fitfully, so am pretty tired today. It seems to be that if I miss what my system considers to be my sleeping ‘slot’, it...
Cheese and Ham Toastie, 18p each

Cheese and Ham Toastie, 18p each

Cheese and Ham Toastie, 18p each We both had this for our lunch today. I had bought a pack of value ham for recipe testing, so now I need to use it up. I use a George Foreman grill which I’ve had for, ooh, 15 years? We’ve been in this house 8.5 years now, and I’d had...
Bircher Muesli, from 24p

Bircher Muesli, from 24p

Bircher Muesli, from 24p This lovely Bircher muesli is from Rose Elliot’s book, Vegetarian Cookery, which I’ve had for ever. I use lots of recipes from it and it was one of my standby books when we were both vegetarian.  It is Rose at the top of the page. <br />...
Home made muesli, 9p

Home made muesli, 9p

Home made muesli, 9p Had a lovely day yesterday afternoon. The U3A budget cookery group came round and we did some puddings. We started off with Delia’s Chocolate Roulade, then Oaty Apple Crumble, Easy Cheesecakes and Chocolate Ice Cream. With a detour via making...