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When Is Pesto Not Actually Pesto?

When Is Pesto Not Actually Pesto?

I have been working on this blog post for quite a while now. So, imagine my surprise when my husband told me that Which? Magazine (article here) had recently done a survey on shop-bought Pesto and the added ingredients that were being used to bulk them out! […]

It’s That Tomato Time of Year Again

It’s That Tomato Time of Year Again

It’s that time of year again. It’s tomato time. I have been growing tomatoes with varying degrees of success for a number of years and every year I ask myself the same thing. Is it worth it? Well, I can honestly say that, in my […]

Moussaka

Moussaka

This Moussaka recipe is one of my all-time favourite recipes. It’s a perfect blend of creamy white sauce and deliciously flavoured meat that has just a hint of cinnamon. It also tastes amazing if you substitute the aubergines with either patty pan squash or courgette […]

Delicious strawberry and gooseberry jam

Delicious strawberry and gooseberry jam

I love this time of year, with so much growing and ripening in the garden. One of my absolute favourite things to to to preserve the fruits that we grow is to make jam. This recipe, for strawberry and gooseberry jam, only uses 4 ingredients […]

Snowy Weather and Making Bread

Snowy Weather and Making Bread

Well, the snow has finally gone. Practically the whole of the country was blanketed with snow for well over a week. Some places for even longer. Thankfully, here in Cornwall we had snowy weather for the perfect amount of time …. precisely three days! Enough […]

Eight Grain Bread Recipe.

Eight Grain Bread Recipe.

So, did you have a go at making the crusty white loaf? You can find the recipe for it HERE. As you will probably guessed, baking bread is one of my absolute favourite things to do. It always amazes me that if you put flour, […]

Crusty White Loaf Recipe.

Crusty White Loaf Recipe.

So, did you have a go at making the Eight Grain Bread? You can find the recipe over on the recipe page or you can just click HERE and it will take you straight there. If you did and have now got the bread-making bug, […]

Home Made Dog Treats

Home Made Dog Treats

As you have probably guessed by now, we have a lot of animals. You’ve already seen the chickens, the ducks and the llamas but we do also have several cats and three dogs too. As an animal owner, I always try to make sure that […]

Lets talk About Chickens

Lets talk About Chickens

We have been keeping chickens on and off for the last 10 years. Our first lot of chickens were rescued from a neighbour who, sadly, couldn’t look after them anymore. They were the most rag-tag bunch of chickens you have ever seen but they were […]

My First Attempt At Taking Flat Lay Photographs.

My First Attempt At Taking Flat Lay Photographs.

In recent weeks, I have noticed that some of the photographs I have been taking have been a little bit lacklustre. Mostly, I blame the weather. It’s hard to take cheery, bright, inspirational photographs when you’re ankle deep in mud and it hasn’t stopped raining […]