Carrot and Butter Bean Soup

A really tasty and comforting soup, thats easy to make. Blender is necessary. I adapted this soup from a recipe at Ocado. Ingredients 4 large carrots, peeled and cut 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 large garlic clove, peeled and grated 1 large red onion, peeled and chopped 1 large leek, trimmed and sliced 2…

Nigel Slater’s yummy yummy Courgette Cake

#courgetteglut continues and the courgette has now become something to experiment with. I’ve worked my way through 3 courgette cake recipes this summer. This recipe, which features on Nigel Slater’s Guardian column is my favorite. The texture is slightly too moist but the flavour really makes up for it and its the only cake where…

Lemon Balm Ice Cream

I bought home a huge bunch of lemon balm having visited Kirstin’s allotment last week. Feeling more ambitious than tea, I opted to make ice cream for the first time with my KitchenAid. Hungry Oyster blog has the most straightforward recipe. I used soya milk rather than dairy milk, but still used cream and eggs….

Roasted Turnips

This turnip recipe is adapted from http://www.bojongourmet.com. Turnips are wonderful things, when fresh and small, strangely its quite difficult to find recipes – turnips don’t feature in any of my cook books. It turns out as a really tasty side dish, the lemon juice and salt give the soft turnips a punch. I tried adding…

Dorothy Wordsworth’s Favourite Cake

This recipe is for a light caraway loaf and can be found in Tea Time Recipes book by National Trust. Ingredients 6oz margarine or butter, softened 6oz caster sugar 3 eggs 3 teaspoons caraway seeds 8oz plan flour 1 teaspoon baking powder a pinch of salt 1 tablespoon ground almonds 1 tablespoon milk Method Preheat…

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting from Hummingbird Bakery

Easter is on its way, so what’s more wanting than chocolate cupcakes with a mini egg on top. This recipe is from Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook. You can I’ve also made Banana and Chocolate Cupcakes from the same book. Hummingbird Bakery is an American-style bakery founded in London. These cupcakes are light and fluffy and fun….

Heritage days at Hulme Garden Centre

We wanted to share the film we made for Hulme Garden Centre’s Apple & Pumpkin day back in October. We learned about all the many varieties of apple grown in the UK and got to taste some pumpkin soup. This coming Sunday, Hulme Garden Centre are hosting a POTATO heritage day – where you can…