Category Archives: Recipes

Homemade Mincemeat

The worst thing about blogs and twitter is that I get lured in and at this time of year feel a need to do all the Christmassy domestic things.  However bitter experience has taught me that this is just ridiculous … Continue reading

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More jam from the plot

It’s funny how the smallest achievement can give you a huge sense of satisfaction and bring a smile to your face.  Making four jars of strawberry jams was one of those achievements. This is the second lot of jam this … Continue reading

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Family Favourite: Chocolate Praline

Well it’s not really praline as I believe that is something altogether different but it’s what we call this recipe in my family.  It is very like a refrigerator cake although less ingredients.  It is my youngest son’s absolute favourite … Continue reading

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I’ve made jam….

… I know it’s not that revolutionary but for me it is a huge achievement.  My track record on preserves in recent years has been disastrous.  There was the marmalade which burnt and had black bits in it and last … Continue reading

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The hardest thing about growing your own is…

…eating it – well for me. I don’t have a problem eating vegetables, or fruit, I love them.  My problem is that I am a creature of habit and routine and I am rubbish at doing things differently.  I am … Continue reading

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Courgette glut? Make cake

I am beginning to think of myself as almost a real allomenteer (is that a word?) or veg grower as I have my first glut – courgettes. It’s hardly surprising given that I have three courgette plants and it is … Continue reading

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7 August 2009 12:34:56

At 12:34 on the 7th August 2009 I was just sitting down to my lunch of Chicken Noodle Soup.  I am celebrating having lost  1 stone in weight today.  It has taken me 10 weeks and the last 6lbs have … Continue reading

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