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Category Archives: Season – Winter

Carrot & Orange Cake

Betty brings you Carrot & Orange Cake.  An alternative Christmas Cake? Ingredients: 250g Self-raising flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 350g caster sugar 4 eggs 300ml vegetable oil 300g grated carrots 1 large orange 120g chopped walnuts Cream cheese icing 225g cream cheese 110 margarine, softened 450g icing sugar 120g chopped walnuts     HOW TO: 1.    Preheat the oven to … Continue reading

Carrot & Orange Cake

Steamed Ginger and Treacle Sponge Pudding

Betty brings you Steamed Ginger and Treacle Sponge Pudding.  Just what you need for these cold Winter days. Ingredients: 175g/6oz self-raising flour 115g/4oz butter (softened) 115g/4oz caster sugar 2 large free range eggs ½ tsp baking powder 2 bulbs of stem ginger from a jar 1 tbsp of syrup from the same jar 1 tsp ground ginger Pinch of ground … Continue reading

treacle pud


  We are COLD and we seem to be cooking comforting and warming food just lately! The old waist band is expanding, but that can be dealt with after Christmas I say! Here is a fab recipe for Christmas shortbread – a definite one for the recipe book. It is no messing, quick to do and delicious to eat. Throw … Continue reading


Recipe for Pork in Cider

450g Organic Pork, diced 1 large Organic Onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 150g mushrooms, sliced 2 sweet potatoes chopped 3 sticks celery, chopped 2 medium apples, sliced 3 medium carrots, sliced Sprig of Rosemary, sage leaves, tsp.each Cumin & Paprika 50cl Orchard Ram cider from Mayfields Brewery Tablespoon Organic honey Cream to finish Heat your Sauté pan on the … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Fries

There are few things I love more than being on holiday.   There is a sense of freedom, away from the everyday problems that life will inevitably bring, which brings a feeling of gay abandon.  It is with this spirit that George and I are doing rather a lot of eating out, and I just have to share an AMAZING … Continue reading


George’s Favourite Tomato Soup

Ingredients 1lb/450g Ripe Tomatoes Or 1 med Tin 1 Onion sliced 1 Carrot sliced 1/2 stick celery diced 1oz/25g butter 1oz/25g flour 1pt/600ml water Bay Leaf 1tsp Sugar pinch of ground mace/nutmeg 3tbsp cream Chopped parsley 1tsp arrowroot Salt & pepper to taste METHOD If using fresh tomatoes roughly chop them. Melt the butter in a medium pan; add the … Continue reading

George's Tomato Soup