Easy Puff Pastry Ham and Egg Pie for Mother’s Day

 “Motherhood is a choice you make every day, to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is…and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.”~ Donna Ball It’s Mother’s Day […]

Five Dishes to Cook for a Fabulous Easter Feast

“ Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. ” ~ Craig Claiborne If you’re looking for inspiration for a tasty and easy meal to share with your family this Easter I have some simple suggestions for you. There’s a creamy Celery Soup for starters, […]

Quick and Easy Bacon and Vegetable Pasta Recipe

“People just adore pasta. It’s a simple fact.”  ~ Marc Vetri I’ve had a girlfriend staying with me for a few days. And for those few days it has been cold here at the farm. Both of us have been unwell, so our days have been napping, reading books in front of the fire, writing, doctor […]

Easy Moist Lemon, Rosemary and Cider Roast Chicken Recipe

“If the home is a body, the table is the heart, the beating centre, the sustainer of life and health.”  ~ Shauna Niequist   I’m still getting over the flu, so I’m tired and useless and have no energy or brain for anything much at all. But we had friends arriving home to our village who’ve […]

Fry-Up Bowl – An Easy Meal For Anytime!

  “If you can eat with mates or friends or family, I mean, it’s such a brilliant thing isn’t it? If you feel really rubbish and you have a nice bit of food it makes you feel good, you know?”  ~  Jamie Oliver   Fry-Up Bowls are a favourite easy meal in our house. To be […]

Easy Puff Pastry Quiche

“Lunch makes me feel a bit better.”  ~  Suzanne Collins   Recently my friend Carly and I popped in to her parents’ house for lunch, and then a tour of her mum’s garden. Jewel made a lovely salad with fresh greens from her vegetable patch, and I took over a simple quiche that I’d whipped up […]

Honey Pepper Beef Marinade and Stirfry Recipe

“I just love Chinese food. My favourite dish is number 27.” ~ Clement Attlee   Note: Finally, the recipe I tried to post the other day! This is the one that kept uploading pictures of the beach, instead of my food pictures. How grateful I am now that this post was already written and only […]

Bacon, Egg and Broccoli Slice

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ~ Albert Einstein   I am a big fan of using simple ingredients thrown together to make easy meals. Meals that ANYONE can cook. (Even people with no cooking experience, and people who have rarely ventured into a kitchen or […]

Easy Tuscan Chicken Recipe

“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laurie Colwin   This is a simple meal to throw together, and a regular in our household. The flavours are […]

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