Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

It was a rainy Saturday this weekend, and hubby and I had a few errands to run. I couldn’t face coming home after a busy day then having to prep a warming evening meal. It’s days like this is when a slow cooker really comes in handy. This pulled pork recipe requires mere moments of preparation, then the slow cooker does the rest of the work. If your joint of pork comes with a rind, it is better Read more […]

Spelt and Flax Seed Pancakes

Spelt and Flaxseed Pancakes

In an effort to keep an eye on my blood sugar, I have been trying to reduce my sugar intake, but also looking for substitutes to those other ingredients that are notorious for spiking blood sugar levels. One such ingredient is wheat. I love bread, and pastry and cookies and cakes, so trying to find a wheat flour alternative was my first challenge. After a bit of reading, I discovered that spelt Read more […]

Apple and Blackberry Spelt Crumble

Apple and Blackberry Spelt Crumble

Finally, after what seems like a horrendously long summer, we are starting to see the promise of cooler autumn days. I am sure many of you mourn the loss of summer, but not me. I love the scents, colours, clothes of autumn, but most of all, I love the food. Now the days are colder, thoughts turn to warm and comforting food – especially desserts. I went to the local nature reserve and managed to Read more […]

I'm Back

I’m back!

So, it’s been a while… I realise that it has been about a year since I posted regularly, but I thought I would let you all know that I intend to start posting again. The reasons I have taken the time off are many and varied, but essentially health related. Not least one of which was osteoarthritis in my hands. I underwent an operation last year to remove a small bone from my left hand and I have Read more […]

Gingerbread Iced Christmas Wreath cookies

2015 Christmas Hamper round up

Yes, I know it’s February, but I decided to take some time off over the festive season to recharge the old batteries. While much of the northern hemisphere has been under a blanket of snow, Nottingham is under it’s usual grey clouds. Temperatures are strangely mild for the season. We had some proper wintery weather, but that has long gone now. Anyway, I thought I really should get around to updating Read more […]

Game of Scones All Men Must Dine

Review: Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine

A few of you, certainly those who know me in real life, may already know that my husband runs the book review site, The Eloquent Page. This book came to my attention through his fiction contacts, not mine. I think there must be few people now that have not heard of Game of Thrones. Even those not familiar with the TV show or books will find it obvious that this book is a parody in a cookbook of Read more […]