It’s that time of year when we have a bit too much chocolate around. I don’t know why people give it to us, we’re both staunch atheists and never reciprocate but why say no to some free stuff? Invariably after eating a bit we end up with loads of chocolate left around and cooking with … Continue reading Hare today, Scone tomorrow…….
The indoor bees are thriving. Two brood boxes and a super given over to the queen makes an awful lot of bees to release in a small space and when I checked yesterday they’d expanded to sixteen frames of brood – which means in a little under two weeks there will be a hell of … Continue reading Bee bread
Well I’ve solved the mystery of the missing Queen. I checked the indoor hive this afternoon and the first thing I noticed was that there are a hell of a lot of bees for this time of year. This is great because a large workforce means plenty of stores coming it but it is a … Continue reading Welsh Cakes ( and bees )
Bees are flying, nectar is appearing and all is well. I’m still going through the photos from our brief break and so in that Welsh spirit, I bring you this humble offering – the Glamorgan Sausage. An entirely vegetarian object, a Glamorgan sausage is still a thing of beauty and taste and a masterful way … Continue reading Wales tales – Sausage Time
Well hello there fans, it’s been a while, I had surgery on my tongue ( on my birthday 😦 ) so I’ve had a Complan, soup and coffee diet for the last two weeks but I’m finally back on solids – as long as they’re not too crunchy. It’s damp and it’s cold out there … Continue reading A Nice Bit of Crumpet
People often ask me if, just for once I could try following a recipe without buggering around with it or ignoring it all together. I’ve given the matter a great deal of thought and, no I can’t. I set out to make stollen this morning, I used all of the right ingredients but I didn’t … Continue reading Festive tear and share brioche
Here’s a quickie for you – cinnamon and apple soda breads, you can have them on the plate in less than half an hour. Soda bread goes stale quite quickly so plan on eating them as soon as they’re done or warm them again and have them the day after. Once again I did everything … Continue reading Soda bread