Food is not just a necessity for life, it enhances and enriches our lives. I love every aspect of food… not just eating it! I love cooking, and growing things, I love recipe books and cookery programmes, I love talking about food, reading restaurant menus… but most of all, sitting round a table in good company enjoying a wonderful meal!

Too much cauli? It has to be piccalilli!

I bought a huge cauliflower and made some rather gorgeous soup… however as Bari doesn’t like cauliflower, I was left with half a cauli the size of a football. The obvious answer to this cauli-glut was to make it into piccalilli… which I did. I took a lovely picture of all the vegetables cut up and soaking in brine, cauliflower, cucumber, marrow, […]


Chutney, lots of chutney!

We did manage to harvest a few red tomatoes, and they were sweet and lovely, but most of the vines were heavy with tomatoes which didn’t ripen… so green tomato chutney! As usual with a new recipe I followed it exactly, but there seemed a heck of a lot of liquid, and it was still very fluid after the […]