As we head into the autumn months, our eating habits will begin to shift towards dishes that provide comfort and warmth. This is a fantastic season for food so be sure to have some winning recipes under your belt for each mealtime. Getting the children involved in making dinner for themselves and the family is also very important. Learning to cook is one of the most vital life lessons your child will learn and this knowledge will serve them well for a lifetime. The key is to start them young and ease them into it. Expose your children to the… View Post

I’m fully aware that pate is not to everybody’s taste.  As a family we love pate but its often shop brought.  Having made smoked trout pate I wondered how simple other type of pate’s would be to make.  This recipe for chicken liver pate was so easy. ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 slices of rindless bacon, chopped 250g chicken livers, trimmed 1⁄4 teaspoon dried thyme freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons cream 1 tablespoon brandy 30g butter, extra,melted Here in UK the best place to find chicken livers was at a butchers.  Chicken livers don’t seem… View Post

I love cooking and baking.  I really enjoy making homemade food for my family and friends.  I enjoy spending an afternoon in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal but there are also time when I want and quick and easy dish that hits the taste buds just right.  I adore making both sweet and savoury meals.  When I am entertaining I want to give my guests a quick and easy starter that I can prepare in advance.  There are also other times when I want a quick, easy and tasty meal.  A meal that is light yet tasty.  A meal… View Post

I’m always looking for an easy to prepare meal which is tasty and filling.  One of my families favourite beef meals in slow cooker beef stroganoff.  This is a great recipe as I can start it before I go to work and its already when I return from home.  Slow cooking the beef mans it is always tender and melts in the mouth.  It also means you can buy cheaper cuts of meats from your butcher as the beef is cooked slowly meaning it isn’t tough. This beef stroganoff is a very filling meal and the paprika gives a lovely… View Post

When I hear the phrase keeping chickens my heart just grows.  You see we are a chicken keeping family.  We are in fact owned by the lovely ladies who are certainly part of our family. Sometimes I feel they are the only ones listening to me when I speak but then I remember that’s because I’m stood there with a bag of golden corn in my hand.  A little daily treat for  my girls for producing such yummy eyes for us.  Golden corn that adds to the most amazing gold colour of their yolks. At the moment we have 7… View Post