Summer White Chocolate & Raspberry Cake

Hallelujah! My Raspberry Ruby Beauty’s have FINALLY produced some edible fruit for me this year. I have two potted plants and for the last two years they have produced 2 or 3 raspberries, or been eaten to death before the fruit arrived. This year they have been eaten to shreds, but managed to provide me…

Autumn Appetite

Have I mentioned how much I love Autumn? Seeing all the orange, yellow and fiery red leaves falling and covering the ground is the best. On top of that you have Halloween, Pumpkin Spiced Lattes from Starbucks and big jumpers to snuggle up in. It’s also the time of the year where you start to…

Tomato & Bacon Soda Bread

Once again this year I have an abundance of tomatoes to use. As I decided to grow from seed this year I very much over did the amount of tomato plants I needed. I ended up giving away several to friends and neighbours and still ended up with 9; 3 varieties. Last year I was…

Courgette, Banana & Choc Chip Bread

This year I’ve tried a new veggie in my garden; the courgette (or Zucchini if you’re across the pond). My old housemate used to pretty much live off courgettes and got me into them a big way! They can be added to spag-bol, salads,  stir-frys and many more amazing savoury dishes. They’re really brilliant for…

Broad Bean & Pea Paté

Another recipe using fresh produce from your garden because, well,  I couldn’t resist! I’m actually cheating a little with this one, as they’re not from my garden, but from my dads. Him and his partner have such a huge veggie patch and I couldn’t be more envious. They have everything growing from potatoes, shallots and…

Gintastic Ice Lollies

After our awesome strawberry picking session I decided to make some treats using the fruits we had left over. I know, it’s hard to believe we had some left over, but we ate a fair few whilst there and a whole punnet afterwards, so there was about half a punnet left to work with. I was looking…

Dessert Heaven

I love trying out new dessert recipes and there are 2 I’ve come across recently that I feel I need to share among the gardeners (and everyone) out there. They aren’t quite like the normal dessert you might go for, but don’t be fooled by the bizzare ingredients; they’re delicious! I might be getting ahead…

Apple Mint Mojitos

It’s so handy having a little herb patch outside your kitchen door/window. I’ve only got Rosemary and Mint at the minute, but I can’t wait to add more to my herb garden this year. After purchasing my new Apple Mint plant at the beautiful Walled Garden, I decided to test out the taste. I’ve been…

Homemade Spices – 3 Ways

Happy new year everyone! I’m slowly getting over the festive season hype and hitting the ground running on work, projects and most excitingly, my garden for 2016. Whilst the weather is still mild I’m out refreshing the compost bin, preparing my delicate infant plants for the snow (we can only hope, says the inner child…

Sweetcorn Fritters

My first year of growing vegetables and sweetcorn was top of the crop! I’m still picking cobs and it’s late October. I had issues with knowing when they were ready to be picked, but you can tell when the tops start dying off. Anyone that came round our house was always impressed by the corn…

Blackberry Vodka & Sloe Gin

After our morning of berry picking in Stonham Aspal I thought about what to do with my collection of berries I’d foraged for. With the Sloeberries I was determined to have a crack at Sloe gin, but was also given the idea of making Blackberry infused vodka with the blackberries. So I thought I’d have…

Green Tomato Chutney

This year has been a great one for my tomatoes. It’s the first time I’ve grown any fruit and veg myself, and I’ve been chuffed with the performance! I’ve grown 3 different varieties of tommys, including a variety from the Tomtato plant (a unique T&M creation that harvests both tomatoes and potatoes- unfortunately I only got…