Laundry Sign

Laundry Sign Strange how a little enamel sign can bring the memories flooding back. My personal memories are of a ‘scullery’, with very large Belfast sinks.  The scullery was accessed through the walk in pantry, which had  slate slabs to keep food cool.  The Scullery initially had a brass cold tap, until my father ‘modernised’… Continue Reading


chocolate mousse with baileys

FRIENDSHIP AND CHOCOLATE MOUSSE – A Return to childhood   I was raised in the Cotswolds in the 1950’s – a very different place from the wannabe place to be that it is now.  My childhood was a little bit like Laurie Lee’s ‘Cider with Rosie’ – we were allowed to roam with great freedom,… Continue Reading


Jam Jar, Homemade, screw top

SUMMERS END and a recipe for apple jelly It always takes me by surprise, summers end.  One day, glancing at the sun, you notice it has become softer, lower, and less intense.  The garden takes on a slightly tired look, the hum of bees diminishes, and the constant grass cutting becomes a distant memory.  It… Continue Reading

Super Clean All – the miracle spray

Super Clean All Spray

Super Clean All – the miracle spray I am really excited about our Super Clean All Spray. It is quite embarrassing!  Moreover, I don’t want to appear to be an old saddo, but it really is sensational what this spray can do. So I am going to have to list the qualities as bullet points or else I really… Continue Reading

Kuhn Rikon Cookset Review

Kuhn Rikon Montreux cookware Se

Product Review: Kuhn Rikon Stainless Steel set. A stainless steel cookware set of 3 pieces consisting of the following 6L Large Casserole with lid 3L Casserole with lid 1.5L Saucepan with Lid New to Betty Twyford is the Kuhn Rikon Collection of Stainless Steel Cookware – they are a Swiss company, renowned for high… Continue Reading

Betty reflects on the passage of time

Chilli Salmon with Courgette Pilaf

Betty reflects on the passage of time I seem to be doing everything at break neck speed at the moment.  Why has life turned into every day in the fast lane? I blame everything on the internet. There is a tendency to have to reply to emails almost immediately. As a result, it plays on… Continue Reading

High Pressure Photography and Simple No Fuss Crumble !

Fruit Crumble - Emile Henry Pie Dish

Fruit Crumble – Emile Henry Pie Dish   Have you ever been involved in food photography? It’s an eye opener I can tell you. When I first started writing a column for Welsh Border Life and Live24Seven I would bake something yummy, take a snap of it with my camera phone and send it off. I… Continue Reading

Cast Iron AGA Coalbrookdale Pot – Buy me now or lose me forever!

This fantastically shaped, AGA Cast Iron Coalbrookdale Pot has proven a great favourite with everyone here at Betty Twyford, and is shortly to be discontinued…So here is your chance to purchase a classic antique for the future! The highly durable, richly coloured, fully enameled finish on the exterior including base and acid resistant enamel coating… Continue Reading

What’s New? – Betty is opening a new Betty shop

What's New? - Betty is opening a new Betty shop

What’s New? – Betty is opening a new Betty shop We are celebrating change here at Betty Twyford.  The expansion to our showroom space is happening as we speak and a new Betty shop is planned to open in the next 6 weeks.  Visitors to the Betty shop will be able to view and purchase the complete… Continue Reading

Be My Valentine – Ferrero Rocher Roulade Recipe

Ferrero Rocher Roulade Recipe

Be My Valentine- Ferrero Rocher Roulade Recipe Betty shows how to whisk up a chocolatey treat for the one you are sweet on…     Life sometimes becomes a little wearisome, in other words, it can wear us down and we all need a break from routine. It is good to go the extra mile to… Continue Reading



THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS – USING YOUR AGA DECIDE ON YOUR MENU – a cold starter is a good idea to cut down on Christmas morning panic.  Try Smoked Salmon with brown bread and butter and lemon slices is simple and delicious. Plate up in the morning and cover with cling film and place onto… Continue Reading