Beef Stuffed Mushrooms Tahini Dip Pesto Perfect Chicken Chow Mein Piri Piri Seasoning Chicken Fricassee Easy Blackcurrant Wine Chocolate Buttercream Chocolate Cake Harbottle Show A Baked Cheesecake Using Homemade Cream Cheese Fruity Prune Chutney Hot Water Pastry Pies Quick and Simple Carnation Cheesecake

September 6, 2016

Beef Stuffed Mushrooms

August 22, 2016

Tahini Dip

July 6, 2016


July 6, 2016

Piri Piri Seasoning

March 23, 2015

Chicken Fricassee

October 15, 2014

Easy Blackcurrant Wine

October 15, 2014

Chocolate Buttercream

October 15, 2014

Chocolate Cake

September 8, 2014

Harbottle Show

August 22, 2013

Fruity Prune Chutney

June 4, 2013

Hot Water Pastry Pies


Caesar Salad

This recipe is a mix of what my friend Michele has told me, after living in Mexico for 35 years,… Continue reading »

Vegetable Biryani

A wonderful Slimming World recipe which we have adapted. This recipe provides a very generous portion, more often than not… Continue reading »

Yorkshire Pud for 2

A quick and easy recipe I found on BBC Good Food.

Perfect Pastry for Mince Pies

Another recipe from my daughter, apparently it is a Paul Hollywood one.

Emma’s Cookies

My daughter Emma gave me this recipe which she said is foolproof – I haven’t tried it yet.

Stir Fried Brussel Sprouts

I had the chance to buy a sack of brussel sprouts for £1, but how to cook them? Well I… Continue reading »

BBQ Salmon

This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and was delicious.

Beef Stuffed Mushrooms

Having jumped at a bargain 10 huge mushrooms for £2 I now had to think up ways to use them…. Continue reading »

Home Made Baked Beans

These are lots nicer than the tinned baked beans.

Banana and Onion Seed Chutney

Great with poppadoms and curries.

Tahini Dip

Great with barbecued courgettes.

Chinese Slow Roast Pork

A simple mix that you slow roast a shoulder of pork in, making a chinese flavoured pulled pork.


Make this using any mix of greens – just make sure at least half of them have flavour eg rocket, basil,… Continue reading »


This is lovely with anything, and makes a great sandwich with rocket and a shake of black pepper. You can make… Continue reading »

Perfect Chicken Chow Mein

A local chef taught me how to make a fail safe chow mein which tastes wonderful.

Yellow Sauce for Indian Meals

This is what we call custard sauce as it is so yellow. It is something that our local Indian takeaway… Continue reading »

Piri Piri Seasoning

This makes plenty for your spice jars.

Sticky Hoi-sin Chicken Thighs

Wonderful for a barbecue.

Minty Lamb Bake

A perfect quick meal that freezes well.

Egg Fried Rice

This is perfect with sweet and sour chicken, or satay chicken. The sesame oil is not used to cook anything,… Continue reading »