• Recipes
  • Sunny Apricot Dumplings

    Potato dumplings are simply delicious. It is a simple meal that takes me right back to childhood. Our favourite are plum dumplings, but they are only now coming in season. Back when these photos were taken, apricots were ripening. And that is the beauty of dumplings. You can fill them with almost anything you like. […]

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  • Take me Back to Spain Paella

    Hello,¬†lovelies. It’s summer here and my thoughts are drifting towards vacation, the¬†sea, and good food. About this time last year, we were travelling the lovely island of Mallorca where we first came face to face with a dish that has captured my mind ever since – the paella. Now, bear in mind, I have never […]

    Summer Orzo Soup
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  • Summer Orzo Soup

    I am a soup lover. I love soup of almost any kind. In wintertime and spring, I make hearty barley and lentil soups, or a clear beef stock soup with noodles, in autumn there are pumpkin or roasted cauliflower soups…. and summer brings light vegetable soups, such as zucchini or tomato soup, and vegetable¬†minestrones. With […]

    Wild Garlic
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  • Wild Garlic Pesto

    Wild Garlic,¬†Wood Garlic or Ramsons (Allium ursinum) all stand for a spring favorite in our parts. Though the season has since gone, this pesto keeps for months to come. When growing, you can hardly miss this spring gem. When the forest floors are covered in green, the air itself smells of garlic. This wild relative […]

  • Breakfast
  • Pancakes (crepes)

    Anything better than pancakes for breakfast? I don’t think so. The trouble is actually getting up in time to make them. For that reason, they are not a staple in our morning routine (though we do indulge in them from time to time for dinner – btw, anything better than breakfast for dinner??). So, what […]

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