Having decided to be wheat free, pastry is one of the things I find most difficult to be without. Worst of all, I love pork pies and a gluten / wheat free pork pie is one thing I haven’t found anywhere. So, we decided to make one using a combination of a number of recipes.…… Continue reading Recipe: Gluten Free Pork Pie
A simple to make supper which tastes (a lot) better than it looks. Its good to eat when aubergines are cheap and fresh in the supermarkets (we can’t grow large enough aubergines) and uses frozen chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Ingredients in italics we’ve grown ourselves (maybe from the freezer). Ingredients (for two) 2 Aubergines cut into…… Continue reading Recipe: Aubergine Rogan Josh
I’m a member of an internet tomato seed swap. The simple idea is that a number of you collect your own seed, bag them up and send them to somebody who (very kindly) gathers them al up and sends them back out to all the members. Thus, for a bit of effort, you get a…… Continue reading What Tomatoes to Grow in 2018?
This is a simple to make rich soup, reheats in the microwave well and freezes. Ingredients in italics we’ve grown ourselves (maybe from the freezer). Ingredients Butter & Oil 3 Onions finely chopped 750g Potatoes cut onto small chunks 750g Butternut Squash 600g Sweetcorn blitzed to make creamed corn 600ml Chicken Stock Options: Worcestershire sauce to taste Creme Fraiche Method…… Continue reading Recipe: Butternut Squash & Potato Corn Chowder
I’ve seen a number of discussions as to whether putting a waterbutt filled with water in the polytunnel would help to avoid frosts and (possibly) encourage earlier growth by raising the average temperature in the polytunnel. Whilst there was a general opinion that it would help, I had a feeling that any improvement would be…… Continue reading Can a Waterbutt of water affect the temperature in a Polytunnel?
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