Baked Stuffed Squash

Baked Stuffed Squash

I have long bemoaned the fact that despite there being a multitude of squash varieties, the number available in my local supermarkets is limited. However, I managed to score several different varieties in Lidl. Among the selection, I picked up some small Carnival squash. They are small and exceedingly pretty. They are cream coloured, and…

Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Pasta

Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Pasta

Despite the unseasonably warm and windy weather, I am enjoying October. I am enjoying the autumn foliage, and a return to more wintery dishes. It is also the height of winter squash season. As part of my squash appreciation month, I wanted to do something with feta, as it is one of my favourite cheeses….

pumpkin tortellini

Pumpkin and Cheese Tortellini

Knowing how to make your own pasta is a useful skill to have. You can roll it out with a rolling pin, but your life will be so much easier with a pasta roller. You can get ones that clamp to your worktop, or ones that attach to a mixer. The latter involves far less…

Apple Pear Crisps

Spiced Apple and Pear Crisps

We have a few fruit trees in the garden. An apple tree of indeterminate variety, a Victoria plum, a Quince and finally a Conference Pear tree. The pear tree has branches fully loaded this year.I can’t say that this is my favourite variety of pair, but the tree was established when we bought the property….

Beef Jerky

Beef Jerky

About 12 months ago, I bought a dehydrator so that I could dry iced cookies quicker in order to get on that all important second layer of detail. I justified the expense (which wasn’t that huge actually) to my husband saying that we could also use to it to dry bananas (he loves the chewy…

Italian Sausage Rigatoni Bake

Italian Sausage and Spinach Rigatoni Bake

I am very fortunate where I live to have a fantastic butcher who makes a wonderful range of sausages and black pudding. I love sausages so when I am passing, I like to stop by and buy a few sausages to stock up the freezer. One thing they don’t do, however, is Italian Sausage. I…