Category Archives: Recipes

Lidl breakdowns

Since the fire, I have obviously been grieving but also trying to get on with all the paperwork, logistical stuff, organising the dogs, sorting ourselves out, just on a basic level, with clothing etc..this has preoccupied me, in a good … Continue reading

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cherries

it’s been a fantastic year for cherries here, the big tree next to the house doesn’t seem to have suffered for having half it’s roots severed by the foundations going in, some if it is a bit tricky to pick … Continue reading

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ice-cream

redcurrant blackcurrant lemon and rhubarb and custard all ice-cream recipes are made up, using creme fraiche, the custard one is made with Bird’s custard!! (sorry), it’s all done on taste and preferences… what’s your favourite flavour?

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chutneys

 I’ve got one tiny jar of chilli jam left in the savory department of my store cupboard but have had to wait for crops to be ready and for my neighbours to off-load their unwanted fruit in my direction before … Continue reading

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going crackers

we are constantly trying to spend less and make more, it goes with the territory of a) living in the middle of nowhere and b) not having any money.  Always trying to improve the way in which we do things, … Continue reading

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Middle Eastern broad bean dip

As per usual, I’ve grown far too many broad beans, it’s fine, we still have a freezer and I save a large amount for seed next year, I have enough in the freezer now so I used a far amount … Continue reading

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pudding of the summer

850g mixed raspberries and currants 7-8 slices firm, good quality white bread 3 tbsps white sugar 3 tbsps water cream to serve Put all the fruit (once cleaned, or defrosted in my case) in a stainless-steel saucepan over a low … Continue reading

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