Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

I have a situation at the moment, regarding fruit. Specifically, an excess of it. My fellow domestics are no longer domestic but are instead holidaying in Western Australia, and they have left me with large amounts of fruit. There is too much for any one person to eat fresh by a long way, so my…

Pudding+Icecream

Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding

Since childhood I have loved this Raisin Chocolate Self-saucing Pudding for its generous chocolate sauce and juicy raisins, so I’m very pleased to report that the recipe works well with gluten free flour. Today’s post is from our guest blogger Loina, who made the pudding while testing a sample of flour from Vitarium. We are…

ChocRhubarbMuffins

Chocolate Rhubarb Muffins

Flick through the first few pages of any cookbook and you’ll find a section on the measuring ingredients. The measurement system will be explained, and you’ll be reminded of the importance of making accurate measurements. However I’m sure that most of you have some recipes that you don’t use a book for. Recipes that you…

Spaghetti veg post-baking

Spaghetti Vegetable

It’s not just Arwen that can’t resist buying odd seeds– I am also subject to such urges and some time last year I indulged myself and bought a packet of spaghetti vegetable seeds. I didn’t get around to planting them until early this year though, so this post has been a long time coming! They…

okra

Eating homegrown okra

Leafing through a seed catalogue is one of life’s great pleasures. Burpless cucumbers (with almost no warts) compete for your attention against yellow tomatoes, purple carrots and popcorn maize. No matter how hard you try to be practical, and only buy what you like to eat, occasional “impulse-buys” slip their way into your order. This…

Cook's treat.

Cherry Chocolates with mint leaves

This post would probably have been more useful if I’d done it BEFORE valentines day. I am, however, one of those people who blithely decides, an hour before dinnertime, that they’re going to make some ridiculously involved and time consuming meal. It usually works out for me, but it does mean that things are often…

PeachIcecream2

Roasted Stonefruit Frozen Yoghurt

Stone fruit and icecream are two of the greatest pleasures of summer. A combination of the two is ultimately tempting, as I’m sure Deeba of Passionate About Baking knows. Her fruity desserts are tempting anytime, but it’s her Roasted Peach and Plum Icecream that has had me drooling for months. Hung yoghurt is another of…