• British waterfalls and beaches

    Last weekend we went up to Durham to visit Rob … to update him on our latest tomato experiments. While we were there we went on two awesome walks. The first one was through some nice hill country. Rob guided…

  • Leek and Potato

    Farmer Ira Ingredients: 4 Medium sized leeks chopped and rinsed. A biggish bit of butter for frying 3 cloves garlic 3 medium potatoes black pepper Spash of white wine 500ml-1L premade stock. 150ml cream. Fry the leeks and garlic gently…

  • Jan’s Pea and Ham Soup

    Ingredients: 1 small leek A few small carrots About 300g chunky bacon offcuts 200g yellow split peas salt and pepper 2 bay leaves 1 clove garlic Rinse peas and boil on their own … and then remove scum from top…

  • Chocolate Womble Cake

    After making custard we had quite a few egg-whites left over.  Jan is such a womble that she could not bear to see this go to waste.  After discovering that a blender doesn’t make such great meringue,  the original plan…

  • Pakhoras

    To celebrate the coming of summer we had a bit of a cook up and invited over a few mates .. well actually this was ages ago but I just wanted an excuse to put up these pics of Jan…

  • Asparagus & Salmon entree

    Smoked salmon sheets Asparagus spears Philadelphia cheese Chives 1 lemon Boil asparagus for a few minutes, drain and cool. Chop chives and mix with philadelphia cheese. Place a dob of cheese and chives mix on a piece of salmon sheet…

  • Pea & Ham Soup

    1 cup green split peas (or yellow peas if Tesco’s doesn’t have green ones!) 8 cups boiling water 1 large bacon bone 1 medium chopped onion 1 medium chopped carrot 2 sticks celery 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bay leaf…

  • Anzac Biscuits

    1 cup rolled oats 1 cup plain flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup coconut 4 oz (125 g) butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup 2 tablespoons boiling water 1/2 heaped teaspoon bicarbonate of soda Mix oats, flour, sugar & coconut in…

  • Blackberry Cobbler

    Today we discovered a part of Ely where the blackberries are big and fat and juicy and plentiful. Of course there were dangers to collecting them, we had to walk through a field and even quite close to some cows.The…