Chicken and vegetable curry with basmati rice

I’ve been working with the Brixworth food larder recently, who help to redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste or landfill but is still safe to eat. Thanks to some funding from the Constance Travis Endowment Fund (Via Northamptonshire Community Foundation) I have been able to produce some recipe cards and video tutorials toContinue reading “Chicken and vegetable curry with basmati rice”

Cooking up some recipe ideas for the residents of Brixworth

No Fuss Meals for Busy Parents CIC has been awarded a grant from the Constance Travis Endowment fund for Northamptonshire to provide mealtime cooking inspiration to members of the Brixworth Community Larder The newly formed CIC was awarded this funding through Northamptonshire Community Foundation to work with the Northampton Hope Centre Community Larder Network, to provideContinue reading “Cooking up some recipe ideas for the residents of Brixworth”

Pea harvesting

According to the University of Warwick, if we all bought 15% more home-grown fruit and veg, the UK economy would be £500 million a year better off… And so, I wanted to share a recent visit with you to the UK pea harvesting taking place in Boston, Lincolnshire at the moment. Everyone has a bagContinue reading “Pea harvesting”

Garlic butter

Who couldn’t resist the flavour of homemade garlic butter? Boy it tastes so good, full of flavour and so different to what you buy ready made in the shops. So will you have a go at making your own? Always use butter as it will retain it’s texture and flavour. Sadly margarine just goes runnyContinue reading “Garlic butter”

Bacon, cheese and pea quiche

In my books, a quiche is a posh pizza. Using up some scrummy freshly laid eggs, bacon, cheese, onions and peas, this recipe is super quick as uses a pack of ready rolled pastry, and it’s gluten free too ( I used JusRol gluten free pastry) Watch this quick video on how to make… theContinue reading “Bacon, cheese and pea quiche”

Elderflower cordial

The elderflowers have covered the hedgerows with their white fragrant blooms over the past couple of weeks. Take a look at this short video to see how I make my own batch of elderflower cordial. Be quick as the flowers will soon be over…! Your ingredient list is as follows: 20 elderflower heads 1kg BritishContinue reading “Elderflower cordial”

Meet the Producer – John Alvis, Lye Cross Farm

Producers of West Country Farmhouse Cheddar 🧀 I was fortunate to visit Lye Cross Farm in North Somerset recently, home of the Alvis Family business who have been making farmhouse cheddar cheese since the 1950’s. Back then the Alvis’ started off milking around 300 cows on 500 acres, whereas in 2023 they now milk overContinue reading “Meet the Producer – John Alvis, Lye Cross Farm”

Coronation Chicken Pie (Gluten Free)

Well this sauce is a complete delight from The Garlic Farm I decided it was about time I made something with it after purchasing on a trip to Doddington Hall earlier in the year. So what could be more fitting than a Coronation Chicken Pie for King Charles III Ingredients you will need: 1 jarContinue reading “Coronation Chicken Pie (Gluten Free)”

Recipe Idea – Rhubarb and Raisin Spiced chutney (Gluten Free)

With an abundance of rhubarb at the moment, I just had to find time to make some rhubarb and raisin chutney. This variety of rhubarb is called Glaskins Perpetual which I grew from seed 3 years ago. And isn’t it doing well!! So here is my recipe for spiced rhubarb and raisin chutney which youContinue reading “Recipe Idea – Rhubarb and Raisin Spiced chutney (Gluten Free)”