Autumn windfalls and other bits – part three

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part three

At the weekend I got together with a couple of my favourite people who I’m going on an adventure with in November to Myanmar (Burma). They are both old friends of mine but hadn’t met each other before! To help this first introduction/planning meeting go…

Endless coleslaw ideas

Endless coleslaw ideas

So… healthy coleslaw? Can it be healthy? Of course with a little imagination and no mayonnaise. I make coleslaw a lot as its easy cheap lasts for two or three days in the fridge and, in my opinion, is much tastier than the generic shop…

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part two

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part two

Second up are blackberry muffins. These are a bit more dense than non gluten free muffins and don’t rise much but are very tasty. You could also use other fruit that is in season or rhubarb which has been lightly cooked so it hasn’t fallen…

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part one

Autumn windfalls and other bits – part one

Having been away for a while I knew I’d be coming home to a garden full of fruit. The blackberry’s had produced another round, the apples were falling off the trees and there was a crop of rhubarb. A perfect reason to get baking! I…

Warming Lentil and Sausage Casserole

Warming Lentil and Sausage Casserole

After a week of sunshine and sea swimming I am back in the north and the temperature has definitely dropped. It’s that time of year when it is cold in the morning so you put lots of clothes on but by lunchtime you are too…

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

Dosa’s on the Golden Mile

I’m on my way back up north and have stopped off in Leicester for a night to catch up with a couple of friends. We decided to go out for a Dosa on the Golden Mile which, if you have never been to Leicester, is…

Easy dinner on the beach anyone?

Easy dinner on the beach anyone?

I’m still on my travels and am in Bournemouth. I love to cook for my friends it’s a great way to say ‘thank you for having me’. So my last night with friends who have put me up for several nights over the last couple…

Absolute tea heaven under a fig tree.

Absolute tea heaven under a fig tree.

I love tea. I love the taste the process and the ritual of it all.  I use it in my artwork all the time so it really is a big part of my life. My friends in Blandford had told me about a specialist tea…

Friday night shenanigans in Blandford

Friday night shenanigans in Blandford

I am on a bit of a tour around the country during August catching up with friends. This weekend I was in deepest Dorset with some friends who have all the same interests as me including food! As it was Friday night they were keen…

Blackberry season

Blackberry season

I have been away this week and got back to very little food in the house. I did discover however that I had a good crop of ripe blackberries in the garden. I didn’t have enough for a jam making session so decided to make…