marmalade making

Marmalade time!

January means Seville Oranges which, of course, means Marmalade! Make sure you have a good sharp knife to cope with with the lengthy job of shredding the orange peel which is at the heart of a good marmalade. The job … read more

Knife and Peeler

Children and Sharp things.

It’s always been the case that our kids want to help out with  the cooking and recently Alex has been wanting to help chop up anything. This leaves us with the dilemma of letting him loose with a sharp knife … read more

Leek, Potato & Spinach Frittata

This weekend we tried out a rather good recipe for a frittata that we’ve wanted to try for while, it’s a bit like the one at The recipe first requires you to fry the potato, leek and onion on … read more

Mincemeat Streusel

Inspired by the Great British Bake Off Christmas Special, I had a go at Mary Berry’s mincemeat streusel as a tray bake using a Gobel Tarte Maison, which has a fancy edge and a loose bottom to help get the … read more

Whose kitchen is it anyway?

Because I have injured my knee, Neale has taken over the kitchen this week, with a little help from Libby. I think he has enjoyed it, especially making food for baby Sam, which is surprisingly satisfying. He has coached Libby … read more

Tuesday night is pizza night

Tuesday night is pizza night in our house, so at some point after lunch I persuade Jonathan to go start some white bread dough for the pizza bases. Sometimes I end up having to mix it myself, and Jonners usually … read more

Elderflowers Mean Summer

With the cold spring weather some things have been very late getting going, and it has seemed a long wait for the elder to flower around here, but this weekend there were finally enough creamy heads around that when the … read more