Garlic and Lemon Roasted Red Cabbage with Halloumi Recipe

A whole red cabbage is always too much for just me and Paul and rather than have it raw twice, I wondered what it would be like baked as we recently had roasted broccoli in a salad which was a great success. The halloumi went really well with all of the flavours and the texture…

Healthier and Light Brown Sugar Farmhouse Sultana Loaf Cake Recipe

I’m not keen on using white sugar as I prefer to use the brown unrefined raw cane sugars. This cake was really yummy and is very light. It also tastes like a famous Mr beginning with K’s farmhouse cake but of course with no preservatives and healthier better quality ingredients. Delicious with a nice cup…

Extremely Easy DIY Dried Bay Leaves Recipe

So a couple of weekends ago I was tidying the garden and cutting back our bay tree. Paul mentioned about trying to dry our own as we had run out of them in the store cupboard. It was so easy and can be done it small batches at a time so your bay leaf will…

Healthy Chicken Caesar Style Salad Recipe

Why is it healthy? A few reasons, firstly this recipe uses rapeseed oil to make the mayo, secondly the chicken and croutons are baked in the oven and not fried and finally it is completely egg free which makes it much lighter. We really enjoyed this salad and I would make it again for sure….

Mushroom and Thyme Pate recipe

So our treat lunch this weekend were our pate’s. In borough market there is artisan stall holder who sell’s a delicious mushroom pate called pate moi. I decided I wanted to try and make this myself at home. The outcome was delicious and dare I say it better than theirs. It is moist with a…

Hot Roasted and Smoked Potted Salmon Recipe

So our local smokery has recently started offering potted hot roasted smoked salmon. When we had our monthly visit there they had sold out in the shop but not in the cafe, as we hadn’t had lunch we thought we would eat n the cafe so I could try it. I hate to sound big…

Mind Blowing Home Brined and Cooked Corned Beef Recipe

This recipe was show stopper, every mouthful was absolutely delicious. The brisket really takes on the spice blend flavours and I don’t think I have ever had brisket so succulent it just melts in your mouth. It was so tasty we simply had some new potatoes and eggless mustard mayo (recipe here )on the side….