Toad in the Hole

Ingredients 110g of plain flour 4 eggs pinch of salt 150ml water 150ml skimmed milk Sunflower Oil 6 thick pork sausages of choice Utensils Mixing bowl Whisk or blender Sieve Round bottom roasting tin roughly 40cm by 25cm Method Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl Add salt, eggs and 50% of the liquids Gently…

Cajun Chicken

A firm favourite. An extremely tasty dish that comes with a kick in every mouthful! No heat, just zing. Goes well with rice. Ingredients 500G of chicken breast 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of cajun spice 1 tsp of paprika 1/2 tsp of white pepper 1/2 tsp of black pepper 1/2 tsp of oregano…

Peanut Brittle

Intro One of my dads favourites when he was a kid, peanut brittle is a fantastic treat and easy to make. Ingredients 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 1 cup grated butter (plus extra for tin greasing) 2 1/4 cups peanuts (salted or dry roasted to taste) 1 teaspoon baking soda Utensils A shallow tin, 35cm by 20cm, or a…

Cinder Toffee

Intro Always loved this sugary delight. Great with chocolate or on its own. Great fun to make with the kids as the mixture grows rapidly at the end! Ingredients 160g Demerara sugar 160g Caster sugar 60ml golden syrup 4 tbsp water 15g butter (excluding extra for greasing) Pinch of salt 1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda…

Roast Sirloin

Intro Roast beef was a firm family favourite when I was growing up and is a real treat. This roast beef sirloin recipe is adapted from this Jamie Oliver recipe. Ingredients 1kg Sirloin of beef 40g peppercorns Tbl spoon of salt Tbl spoon dried rosemary Olive oil Utensils Roasting tin Blender Method Take out the…

Dead Mans Zinger

This is a variation on the Dead Good Zinger and Passion is Dead cocktails from this site: https://www.deadmansfingers.com/make-mine-a/ I love spicy alcoholic drinks particularly that are unusual and this fits the bill. A great little drink to add to halloween parties, or any pirate themed event! Ingredients Dead Mans Fingers spiced rum Mango juice Ginger…

Perfect Steak

Intro I love steak but on the rare occasions I’ve cooked it I’ve made a hash of it! This method should produce great results every time! Ingredients Steak cut of choice (Sirloin for me) Sea salt Cracked black pepper Olive oil Utensils Frying Pan Method Remove your steaks from the fridge at least one hour…

BBQ Pulled Pork in a Bun

Intro A simple easy meal that serves four. I’ve always loved pulled pork as it has such great texture and flavour. This slow cooker recipe has a rich, sweet BBQ flavour. Ingredients To Serve Brioche buns Pickles Red onion, sliced Corn on the cob Nob of butter Pork Seasoning Olive oil Ground rock salt Ground…

Garden Nasturtium

Both climbing and cascading with an abundance of vibrant flowers. Large leaves make this a bushy plant that spreads. Great for climbing trellis and hanging baskets. I planted in a trough. Grown for the first time this year, a trough has proven to not to be the best choice. Requires regular pruning. My Notes for…

Petunia Rapide

Petunia’s produce an abundance of beautiful flowers. Another sprawling plant with curving but strong stems. These particular Petunia’s are cascading so great for tall planters, hanging baskets, large pots and troughs. Another flower I’ve I’ve grown from seedling for the first time this year. The seeds were indiscriminate so I have a mix of white,…