Little Goat’s Cheese & Walnut Tarts with Yellow Pepper Confit

Goat's cheese & walnut tarts

I just wanted to share with you a delicious little savoury tart recipe before my weekend of birthday celebrations for my middle daughter. This idea came about because I needed to use up a small amount of shortcrust pastry left over from making my  STRAWBERRY TART WITH ELDERFLOWER PASTRY CREAM. (I can’t abide waste!) Not […]

Risotto Burgers With Hidden Goat’s Cheese

Risotto burgers

Last week I received a very impressive goodie filled hamper in the post courtesy of @EthelTheGoat. It is part of the #CapricornChallenge, being given to a number of food bloggers throughout the UK. This is what it’s all about…………. Use the hamper as inspiration to come up with one or more goat-tastic recipes featuring Capricorn […]

Strawberry Tart with Elderflower Pastry Cream

Strawberry & elderflower tart

I know, I know. The second recipe in a row to feature the same ingredients. But, this is a sweet that is so British and so summery you will forgive me I am sure of it! I can tell you that from youngest to oldest in our house this was such a success that I […]

Strawberry & Elderflower Ice Cream

strawberry & elderflower ice cream

Here we are in June, my second favourite month of the year (after May) but I have been  struggling to get into the summer season. The weather has been ridiculous……..and not in a good way. Are we in for a truly  soggy summer, who knows?  The garden and the allotment seem to enjoy this rainy […]

Home Grown Seasonal Salad with a Mint, Oregano & Lime dressing

Home grown salad

Although this is a fairly simple salad in terms of  ingredients, it is pretty much home grown. Potatoes, mustard leaf, spring onions, mint, oregano and chives all came from either the garden or the allotment. Because of this the flavours seem to come alive. The taste of each ingredient is discernible individually but they come […]

Spiced Espresso Loaf Cake

Espresso loaf cake

Coffee is one of my favourite things. I honestly can’t start the day without it. If I do (very rarely) skip it, I don’t feel right. Every month or so Mr. Scott stops off to but the latest bag of coffee goodness from Monmouth and this makes a very welcome change. I don’t own a […]

Happy Diamond Jubilee!

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Hello! This is just a quick message from me to say that I will not be around for a few days, and  am looking forward to spending a little bit of time with my family. Wishing you a very celebratory Diamond Jubilee Weekend. Enjoy! Here’s to a long long weekend. I think it’s just about […]

Simple and in Season – June Recipe Link Up


Welcome to Simple and in Season which I am guest hosting this month for Ren Behan over at Fabulicious Food. Ren has been running this event for over a year now and it happens to be the first monthly link up that I ever entered  when I started my blog  last year! I have entered […]