I love making my own mincemeat, the smell is wonderful! It’s really really simple, and makes about five jars, which is ample if your family has a slight mince pie addiction like mine. If you pot the mixture up in pretty jam jars, they make great edible gifts too. I have searched for a recipe
The Avon Gorge hotel in Clifton Village, is one of Bristol’s loved institutions, with it’s large terrace overlooking the famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, it’s a mecca for those who love to spend a lunch time taking in the views. I’ve been going there since I could drink, remembering vividly drinking bottles of beer with friends
Following on from my post yesterday, those little rosy red windfall apples came home with me, and I decided to turn them into tiny apple tarts. I recently bought a set of 4 inch tart tins to make some tiny quiches for a picnic. So, using these I made small apple tarts for our Sunday
After a weekend of eating delicious vegetarian food all weekend at Sisterhood Camp, I’ve turned to my cook books for inspiration. And discovered a renewed love of creating dishes to nourish me and my family. My only wish is that Charlie becomes more adventurous with his eating. He hardly eats any vegetables, quite happy to
Yesterday was my birthday. And, for once, the sun shone! Such a gloriously hot day, Dan and I headed out to Wrington, just outside of Bristol, to the Ethicurean. A gorgeous award winning restaurant set in a stunning walled garden.
I love my job, and through it how I get to meet passionate people, who are passionate about their work and life. Once such person is Abi Reader, a third generation dairy farmer in South Wales. Last Sunday we had the opportunity to meet Abi and for her to show us around her beautiful dairy
This time of year I crave fresh green vegetables and simple ingredients, cooked in a quick and easy way. Leaving stodgy winter foods behind me, I’m after quick, nutritious meals that the whole family will enjoy. I am longing for wild garlic and spring greens.. there is nothing better than going for a walk in the
This Christmas Eve, we are celebrating with a few of our dear friends. A chance to chat over a special meal, drink a cocktail or two and swap gifts. Christmas Eve needs to be a special affair, but a light one, nothing too heavy to digest as we have a huge feast coming up the