Chicken Pesto Salad

Normally you can attribute the success of a dish to a particular ingredient. This however lets every ingredient share the stage. You can leave out one or more of the ingredients but each one adds its own voice to the choir.Using my last salad post as a base, (Check it out HERE) make it a full [...]

Sun Dried Tomato, Beetroot and Feta Salad

Bored of lettuce, tomato and cucumber salads? Me too. Try this. Beetroot, its the vegetable equivalent to Marmite. And like Marmite, I absolutely love it. Couple that with one of the best flavours in the world, sun dried tomatoes, and you have an amazing salad. Spinach and rocket make the bed, on top of that [...]

New Veg on the Block, Kalettes

Is it time we replaced Brussels sprouts with something we actually like? Every year we put them onto our plate at christmas and every year they are scraped off our plate into the bin, or in our case into the dogs dinner bowl (a mistake as regrettable as adding them to our dinner in the [...]

Jamie’s Traybaked Chicken with Smoky Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes

Before making this I thought it was missing something, potatoes, couscous, anything. There didn't seem to be enough food for a dinner. I'm wrong again. It was satisfying, fresh and super tasty.  Maybe I have conditioned myself that the bigger the plate of food the better, or the more satisfying. In my head your [...]

Herbs in watercolour

I have started doing some sketches for a new series of posts I want to start on growing herbs and vegetables. Here is my first attempt. Hopefully you can tell what they are. 

Rosemary Glazed Chicken with Purple Mash and Buttered Leeks

Succulant crispy chicken on a bed of buttered leeks, and covered in a Rosemary glaze. Served with purple potato mash. There isn't much to report on this this meal but there were a couple of things worth mentioning. Firstly though the chicken was pan fried skin side down a while to get that lovely crispy [...]

Did you ever stop to taste a carrot? Not just eat it, but taste it? You can't taste the beauty and energy of the earth in a Twinkie. ~Terri Guillemets

Food Fact Friday

This week, Lime's. There are so many amazing things about this fruit it was hard to stop adding them. Here are just a few, Adding citrus juice to green tea stabalises it's catechin content, boosting the level of antioxidants that survive the digestive system up to 13 fold Lime has a scent which causes your [...]

Let there be life

We'll, I had nearly given up on these. I have been away for five days as well so they weren't watered in that time. I honestly thought I would have to scrap this experiment.Then this morning I notice this This is the vermiculite which is the one that i thought would work, if it was [...]