18 7 / 2014

Lovely lunch on a hot day - tuna nicoise salad for 2 lucky people.

Lovely lunch on a hot day - tuna nicoise salad for 2 lucky people.

18 7 / 2014

Good and bad day for bread making, so hot today so not ideal having the oven on to cook the bread, but it was so quick to prove. 

Left - James Mortens’ advanced white bread, behind his Pain de Mie (Brilliant Bread) and in from just a basic 6-seed loaf for toasting. Should keep us going for a while.

18 7 / 2014

Delia’s Banana and Walnut Bread.
And I thought I’d tried all the banana cake recipes in my cook books! From How to Cook.

Delia’s Banana and Walnut Bread.

And I thought I’d tried all the banana cake recipes in my cook books! From How to Cook.

10 7 / 2014

More lovely left overs for lunch.
Left overs of Jaime’s sweet runner bean stew (served with Hake for last night’s dinner) and some lovely bread.

More lovely left overs for lunch.

Left overs of Jaime’s sweet runner bean stew (served with Hake for last night’s dinner) and some lovely bread.

10 7 / 2014

Another loaf of James Morten’s advanced white bread (from Brilliant Bread). This is a great recipe as its sourdough and yeast, so you get a decent rise (mostly) and its sits happily overnight in the fridge to be backed the following evening/afternoon.  

Another loaf of James Morten’s advanced white bread (from Brilliant Bread). This is a great recipe as its sourdough and yeast, so you get a decent rise (mostly) and its sits happily overnight in the fridge to be backed the following evening/afternoon.  

08 7 / 2014

3 pig burger in a lovely ciabatta roll with a bit of home made coleslaw. Recipe from the Waitrose magazine but usn’t on the web site.  My 3 pig was minced up diced pork, smokey sausages and pancetta.

3 pig burger in a lovely ciabatta roll with a bit of home made coleslaw. Recipe from the Waitrose magazine but usn’t on the web site.  My 3 pig was minced up diced pork, smokey sausages and pancetta.

08 7 / 2014

Ottolenghi- inspired Bean and Radish salad, I’ve added some watercress just because we had some left over instead of the coriander the recipe called for….feels like summer,

Ottolenghi- inspired Bean and Radish salad, I’ve added some watercress just because we had some left over instead of the coriander the recipe called for….feels like summer,

29 6 / 2014

Tuna nicoise salad with lettuce grown by me!

Tuna nicoise salad with lettuce grown by me!

29 6 / 2014

Lovely ciabatta roles - Bertinet Crust and dough

Lovely ciabatta roles - Bertinet Crust and dough

29 6 / 2014

strawberries macerating in sugar - for ice cream making

strawberries macerating in sugar - for ice cream making

22 6 / 2014

Pizza ‘express’!
Spicy pizza and the first sweetpeas from the garden!

Pizza ‘express’!

Spicy pizza and the first sweetpeas from the garden!

21 6 / 2014

Scones and Jam!

River Cottage Handbook No2, Preserves, Fridge Jam but made with strawberries rather than raspberries and my first attempt at Mary Berry’s Very Best Scones from the Baking Bible.  I’ve made too many but followed the recipe ?! 

17 6 / 2014

Chicken Caesar salads.

With my home grown little gem lettuce.

07 6 / 2014

A really lovely loaf this time - James Morten’s advanced white bread, using some sourdough.  I was wondering whether I’d killed of the sourdough starter as the pumpkin loaves were really flat, but this loaf has a great crumb/texture.

A really lovely loaf this time - James Morten’s advanced white bread, using some sourdough.  I was wondering whether I’d killed of the sourdough starter as the pumpkin loaves were really flat, but this loaf has a great crumb/texture.

07 6 / 2014

Nigella’s banana and chocolate buns
A good quick recipe to use up those over-ripe bananas

Nigella’s banana and chocolate buns

A good quick recipe to use up those over-ripe bananas