Archive for beans
I thought it was about time I updated about the allotments.It has been a really bad year,probably our worst in 10 years , although it has the same for others .There have been good and bad. Read the rest of this entry »
It is the beginning of the new growing year but like most people we are way behind due to the harsh winter. I always feel so fed up in the winter..itching to get going on the new year.To me the spring and the start is better than the summer.The first signs of life just inspires! One day there is just bare ground the next small signs of life getting going again. At the moment it looks a bare site but give it a few weeks and it will be chock a block with greenery . The other lovely site is that of the new allotment owners just starting out , so excited at the prospect of growing their own vegetables and fruit. Read the rest of this entry »
Well here we are again at the time of year when all we want to do is eat warming, comforting food that fills us and makes us feel contented.Years ago that would have meant a lot of stodgy food made with suet and fats.If it was anything like my poor mums cooking it would have been very heavy going.
Things have changed thank goodness and we can eat loads of wonderful food with out feeling like a lead balloon.Take a look at a few of my recipes that will maybe tempt you.These recipes can also be made and left to their own devices at a time of year when we don’t have a lot of time to spare. Read the rest of this entry »
It is the time of year when we need to eat warming food that makes us feel good and are easy to prepare , bung in the oven and leave while we do other chores.Of course you do not have to stick to the original recipe,just add other ingredients you may have in the store cupboard…This type of recipe is never the same twice!
After a long while of trying to make my own sausages and finding them very nice and flavoursome ,I thought that some that I had made could be quite dry. Last week I finally made some that were just perfect . I was so excited you should have heard me! Read the rest of this entry »
Beans & pulses in the past year have become a very important part of my diet and a very useful item in my store cupboard.I used to have the occasional tin of bollotti beans etc.,but that would have been it!..not any more.I have dried beans in my store cupboard of every type.The ones I grow like borlotti and broad beans are frozen. Read the rest of this entry »