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British Tomato Week

Its British Tomato Week this week, so let's use some local produce to make a deliciously natural and fresh soup. Tomato and Carrot Soup. To make this you will need: 1.5Tbsp Olive / Rapeseed Oil 1 Onion, chopped 2 Celery sticks, chopped 3 bay leaves (and other herbs as...

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BBQ Season is just around the corner

The bank holiday weekend is almost here and the weather forecast is looking great (for a change). It's time to get out the BBQ and get cooking. Rather than buying ready prepared and marinated meats and foods why not have a go at doing some of your own? It's much more...

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National Tea Day

It's National Tea day tomorrow! Celebrate with a cup of the finest, a few sandwiches and some cake. Mine will be egg mayo and a slice of victoria sandwich or carrot cake. What about you?...

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disposable coffee cups

This is an interesting read and a reason for us to to start re-using coffee cups (for those of us that don't already). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43739043

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VegFest Birmingham

VegFest takes place in Birmingham at the weekend and although I am not vegan I am being more ethical about the things I eat, and so this looks like a really interesting event. https://www.vegfest.co.uk/event/birmingham-vegan-festival/...

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Having fun in the kitchen

Nothing beats letting the kids take over in the kitchen, and now they have tasty homemade treats for their lunchbox, made with free range eggs from the farm. We also invented banana tiramisu with past their best bananas (posh banana custard). Doing our bit to reduce...

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Lets work to reduce food waste

I attended a conference yesterday and one of the hot topics and issues cited as being likely to get bigger (and rightly so) is that about being ethical about our food and considering its nutritional value, its packaging and its waste. This article highlights a scheme...

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Banana cake (food recycling)

Bananas that look like this usually end up in the bin, but this weekend I decided to take another step to reduce food waste and experimented with making some banana cake/slices and the results were really tasty. In fact, the whole family loved them and they didn't...

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Bridgnorth continental market and tractor run

In keeping with my passion for promoting and supporting anything local, it is the Bridgnorth Continental Market on Sunday. I do love a good produce market! Keeping my fingers crossed that the weather doesn't turn too snowy and that you have a fantastic attendance and...

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