Recipe – Simple Tasty Tomato Soup – Deal with the Glut

In August and early September there is always a glut of tomatoes and whilst there are lots of ways of dealing with it, freezing, chutney, sauce, etc., this is another recipe which is also good in September when the days are getting a bit cooler, it makes an excellent lunch and freezes well if you…… Continue reading Recipe – Simple Tasty Tomato Soup – Deal with the Glut

Recipe: Carrot Cake

In previous years, I’ve grown more beetroot than we’ve been able to eat, beetroot is good pickled, but as a vegetable its less useful. This year I decided to replace the beetroot bed with carrots so my guess is I’ll get more carrots than we know what to do with so I’ve been looking for…… Continue reading Recipe: Carrot Cake

Recipe: Stir Fried Vegetables & Omelette

A nutritious, tasty, quick to prepare omelette. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 2) 4 eggs 100g baby sweetcorn 100g carrots 100g mushrooms 100g green or white cabbage 1 small red onion 1tbsp light soy sauce 2 garlic cloves 1 tsp fish sauce 2tsp sugar 3 tbsp oil (peanut or similar for…… Continue reading Recipe: Stir Fried Vegetables & Omelette

Recipe: Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry

A quick and easy stir fry that goes well with brown rice or noodles. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 4) 450g pork cut into small strips 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice 1 x Onion sliced finely garlic (according to taste) 1 x large carrot cut into batons 1/2 white cabbage shredded…… Continue reading Recipe: Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry

Recipe: Vegetable & Pearl Barley Stew

A quick to prepare tasty vegetable stew which can be modified by adding more vegetables as you like. Preparation is simple then it sits in the slow cooker until you’re ready for it. As usual things from our garden are in italics. Ingredients (for 4) 200g of butternut squash and/or sweet potato diced; 10g dried mushrooms…… Continue reading Recipe: Vegetable & Pearl Barley Stew

Recipe: Stir Fried Duck with Oyster Sauce

This recipe came from the Gressingham Duck website but we modified it adding more vegetables and making it more wheat free. We also think that the recipe can be used with other meats. As ever, items in italics are from our garden. Ingredients (for 2) 1 Duck Breast sliced into smaller fillets (we have also…… Continue reading Recipe: Stir Fried Duck with Oyster Sauce

Recipe: Pasta Free Lasagna

This recipe replaces the lasagna sheets with sliced courgettes and beef tomatoes. The meat sauce can be used in lots of other recipes. Its our development of what started life as a much more “chefy” recipe which involved lots of other stages. As ever, items in italics are from our garden. Ingredients (for 2) 2…… Continue reading Recipe: Pasta Free Lasagna

Recipe: Sausage Casserole

This is a simple to make meal for two which is simple to double (or more) up, reheats in the microwave well and freezes. It also makes a good base for a soup. Ingredients 1 tblsp Oil250g Sausages1 Carrot2 Potatoes1 stick celery1 leek1 large OnionThyme300ml Vegetable Stock400g Tomatoes1 can Cannellini Beans Sausage Casserole Method Cut…… Continue reading Recipe: Sausage Casserole