jars of homemade blackberry jam

Making Blackberry Jam

We have dabbled with jam making in our household before. One drawback when on a budget is that the cost of purchasing the fruit as well as the preserving sugar works out to be far more expensive that jams you can buy in the supermarket. Even more expensive than your more artisan jams on the […]

chorizo and pancetta pesto pasta

Chorizo & Pancetta Pesto Pasta

Simple pasta dishes seem to be my thing at the moment. Here is another that I created recently. Helen came home, Ready Steady Cook style, with some chorizo and pancetta for me to create something for dinner for the six of us. I love chorizo and it makes a great base to start cooking with […]

photos from July

Photos from July 2018

Here is my monthly review of the photos I have taken continues with a selection from July 2018. This month all the photos have been made exclusively on my Galaxy S7 smartphone and processed using Lightroom CC on the same device. If you want to take better photos with your smartphone then check out my post 10 […]

Fruit, nut and see flapjack

Fruit, Nut & Seed flapjack

For me, flapjack is the ultimate energy food. Granted, if you look at the ingredients individually you could possibly cry at the calorific value. But, let’s face it, you’re never going to sit down to eat a 250g block of butter (although our dog once did) are you? Or eat 200g of soft brown sugar […]

Organic cooking of a different kind

So we’ve just eaten a fish stew I hastily put together using various frozen vegetables, frozen fish, a tin of chopped tomatoes and some herbs. It was absolutely delicious, amazing and beautiful. Helen could eat it again and loved it. That’s the problem. My cooking method is one that avoids recipes and you could say […]