• Rhubarb crumble.

    Published On: April 11, 2024Categories: Baking, Desserts, Growing Food, Recipes

    The rhubarb is loving all of this rain and so I am harvesting it a lot recently. Already I have made rhubarb gin, rhubarb brownies and a couple of days ago we made rhubarb crumble [...]

  • Profiteroles for Mother’s Day

    Published On: March 4, 2024Categories: Baking, Desserts, Recipes

    It is Mother's Day at the weekend here in the UK. A nice idea for a present is to make an afternoon tea.  We used to make afternoon teas to earn extra money and one [...]

  • Date crunch

    Published On: February 1, 2024Categories: Baking, Desserts, Recipes

    DATE CRUNCH We needed something sweet but I didn't want to put the oven on and bake.  I decided to make date crunch as we have supermarket own brand rice crispies that need eating up [...]

  • Slightly healthy, sweet Christmas buffet dessert idea

    Published On: December 18, 2023Categories: Desserts, Frugal Festivities, Recipes

    I always try to make sure that there is some fruit and salad on the Christmas buffet table to we have some slightly healthy food.  This year I managed to get some cheap strawberries (25p [...]

  • Quick, cheap sponge pudding

    Published On: December 2, 2023Categories: Desserts, Recipes

    It has been cold this last week and I have been ill.  As I started eating again I fancied a sponge pudding.  I am living out of my cupboards and so am protective of ingredients [...]

  • Cheap, tasty, healthier bread and butter pudding.

    Published On: September 2, 2023Categories: Desserts, Recipes

    Bread and butter pudding is a favourite of Mr S.  I usually only make it in winter, but a friend was throwing lots of crusts away after making an afternoon tea, and, hating waste I [...]

  • Elderflower sweet fritters

    Published On: June 11, 2023Categories: Desserts, Foraging For Food, Recipes

    Every where I go walking at the moment I am spying elderflowers.  Did you know that they have incredible health benefits?  They are full of antioxidants, are anti-inflammatory and are so are good for my [...]

  • Boozy banana, chocolate and apple crumble

    Published On: May 8, 2023Categories: Desserts, Recipes

    I like to make crumbles and we have a lot of different ones throughout the seasons.  It tend to make a big batch of crumble when I have made some butter from reduced cream.  I [...]

  • Slow cooker (crock pot) yoghurt

    Published On: April 4, 2023Categories: Breakfasts, Desserts, Recipes, Snacks

    I have only just started making my yoghurt in a slow cooker, but both times it has turned out lovely and thick and I have not had to sieve it.  Getting your yoghurt to the [...]

  • No Bake Tiffin

    Published On: February 24, 2023Categories: Baking, Desserts, Recipes

    It is coming up to Mother's day and we used to make and sell afternoon teas for Mothers Day.  One item that was always requested was our tiffin which is so easy to make.  I [...]

  • English Pancake Recipe and Savoury and Sweet Fillings ideas

    Published On: February 20, 2023Categories: Desserts, Light Meals, Mains, Recipes

    It is shrove Tuesday.  The day when every one traditionally uses up all the things in their pantry that they are giving up for Lent (if they are religious) or just an excuse for eating [...]

  • Foraging for Apples

    Published On: December 30, 2022Categories: Desserts, Foraging For Food, Saving Money

    Apple trees are everywhere.  Birds drop seeds and they spring up unnoticed. Some times Councils plant them. Over the years I have become more mindful of what is around me when I walk and suddenly [...]

  • QUICK APPLE PIE

    Published On: October 8, 2022Categories: Desserts, Snacks

    QUICK APPLE PIE I have said before that if you have wraps you have a meal. You can use them in so many ways. I make my own wraps as they work out a lot [...]

  • Blackberry crumble

    Published On: August 15, 2022Categories: Desserts, Foraging For Food

    As you know from my last post the blackberries are out in Yorkshire now. Out of all the berries you can get blackberries have the most antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and they are FREE. [...]

  • Churros

    Published On: August 13, 2022Categories: Desserts, Recipes

    During the summer we like to cook in the garden. I am on a diet now but this came up on my time line from last year. It is a cheap treat that feels special [...]