There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch…

…but some lunches are more free than others. Having an allotment encourages me to be a bit more creative with ...

Gooseberry or Rhubarb Fool Cup Cakes

This recipe was clipped years ago from our local Village Views parish magazine. Any leftover gooseberry fool is ...

Nettle Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Always looking for ways to use the abundant nettles in our garden, I started with this nettle pesto recipe from Naked ...

Elderflower Cordial Recipe Tips

To make cordial you need to pick a shopping bag full of elderflowers. For the most flavour, pick them in the sunshine ...

Twice Baked Cheddar Soufflés with Asparagus and Wild Garlic Cream

Do you love soufflé but despair of making it at a dinner party because it always collapses before your guests are ...

Asparagus & Wild Garlic Tart (with Wild Garlic Pesto)

This is a simple dish that makes a lovely light lunch or a nice addition to a picnic.  It uses seasonal ingredients ...

Dad’s Kedgeree

We love smoked fish and egg recipes. One of my favourites is smoked salmon in creamy scrambled eggs and my husband ...

Haybox Meringues

I don’t know much about meringues except they need long, slow cooking so they seemed an ideal candidate for our ...

How to Pick and Cook with Nettle

Nettles are free, grow by themselves and are said to be more nutritious than spinach. You can use nettles in any ...

Rabbit and Prune Stew with Mashed Potatoes

This is a typically French way of eating rabbit.  I use two rabbits for six people. You should be able to get rabbit ...