Category Archives: Recipes


I love this alcoholic drink, it’s fresh and has full on flavour, it is also so easy to make. I picked up the recipe thanks this blog many thanks to you both for your kind permission to share. You will need the following 8 Organic unwaxed Lemoms 1 ltr Vodka 350g White Sugar 1 ltr Water (I use tap […]

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Date Cake

This  is a recipe that brings many of my childhood memories.  Helping my Mom to make this cake, the first task I was allowed to do was to take the stones out of the dates and then onto chopping with my Mom overseeing.  It is such a simple recipe, that was then and still is now, a great one for […]

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Fire Crackers

I have been trying out a few ideas over the holiday, savory crackers and sweet biscuits. It’s been such fun just to mess about with ingredients. The ‘fire’ in the crackers comes from chillies and ginger, a great combination with a touch of fresh coriander. The options though are limitless, so don’t hold back, check out your spice racks and […]

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The Apprentices' Soup

While I was away last Sunday ‘the apprentice’ took over the kitchen and made this lovely winter garden soup. Fresh from the garden; 4 carrots 4 small winter radish 2 jerusalem artichokes 1 medium leek 4 bay leaves 1 small celery head 2 ‘Rooster’ potatoes 2 ‘Pink fir apple’ potatoes – both waxy so hold together well in soups. Olive […]

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Dorset Apple Cake

Looking for a good recipe for apple cake and found this one, I have made it quite a few times now and it’s always successful. It’s simple to make and quick too. The apple and lemon taste lovely and it makes a really good ‘cut and come again’ cake. When I make this cake I double the quantities in the […]

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