A Helping Hand From Rosemary

Do you fancy something a little different with your lamb this Easter?
Here is a easy winning recipe for just that!
Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
For 4 hearty eaters you will need.

2kg white potatoes

140g butter melted

Small springs of rosemary

Sea salt or rock salt (if you have it)
1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Slice peeled potatoes as finely as possible, preferably on a mandolin, if you don’t have one, use a very sharp …Read More

The super fruits

They’re easy to grow, they’re incredibly good for you…. and yet hardly any of us grow them. When you think about the many other useful qualities of red, white and blackcurrants (such as the fact that they give enormous crops and they’re among the few fruit bushes to tolerate shade), this obscurity becomes all the more perplexing.


Certainly, if you do the maths, they are well worth growing. An established redcurrant …Read More

brambles - blackberry

Easy-peasy Spicy Blackberry Chutney

Nothing works up an appetite more than a brisk walk in the cool autumn evening. We are very lucky in Lincolnshire to get the massive sunsets across the flat lands of the fens. However, just lately I have been heading out with more than our stunning skies on my mind, blackberries!
We have lots of brambles along the River Glen and enough blackberries for the whole village. Once you have had a …Read More

Winter Garden Soup with Garlic Croutons

Winter garden soup with garlic croûtons

I do love cooking with locally (or home) grown vegetables, there is something so wonderfully fulfilling about it. I have adapted a great recipe for you to enjoy making and most importantly eating!


2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
100g smoked bacon lardons or chopped streaky bacon
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 sticks of celery, chopped
1 medium potato, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
400g …Read More

chutney recipe

Make your own apple and blueberry chutney

Chutney is a condiment that originated in India. There it is served with a meal, just like tomato ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise. The idea of chutney is a fruit or vegetable puree enriched with herbs like garlic, pepper and onion. You can also add sugar and vinegar. Chutney can therefore be sweet, but also savory / spicy!

You can create your own chutney yourself with fruits, vegetables and herbs from your …Read More