12/09/2013 04:07:00 AM
I was kindly asked to take part in the Debenhams Dress Your Table For Christmas campaign and was given a voucher to spend in their online home and furniture shop on items to decorate my dining table ready for the Christmas season.After many hours spe
12/05/2013 09:34:00 AM
A very naughty treat.... but oh so nice!If you make this in a foil tray it's an ideal traybake to take to your childrens Christmas bake sale at school or to serve at a Christmas Party.print recipeChocolate Mallow Crunch Barsby Beth Sachs December-5-
11/06/2013 01:29:00 AM
On weekday mornings I need a quick and easy breakfast I can eat at my desk. I often turn to flapjack based bars as they tend to keep me full until lunchtime
11/02/2013 09:25:00 AM
Christmas Meal Planning has well and truely started in this house. I love pulling Nigella and Delia off the book shelf to help inspire me and this year I thought I would put together a list of my favourite festive recipes in a blog post. Some of the
11/02/2013 05:02:00 AM
Back to School and work this week...Boo. Despite the changeable weather we managed to get out and about locally visiting Trerice House and Gardens near Newquay, Cardinham Woods near Bodmin - where I had a yummy Pulled Pork Ciabatta from Woods Cafe an
10/31/2013 09:37:00 AM
A little round-up of some of the yummy things that have been landing through the letterbox at Jam and Clotted Cream HQ recently.
10/30/2013 09:14:00 AM
Pancakes aren't something I get to make very often for breakfast due to rushing out the door at 7am on a weekday. As it is half term though and with both the kids and I at home I thought I would give them a treat.
I seem to forget how quick and easy
10/28/2013 10:10:00 AM
I saw Ruth make these a few days ago over on her blog The Pink Whisk and thought they would be a good half term Halloween bake for a rainy day....and today has definitely been rainy....and windy!
Millionaires Shortbread used to be a favourite of min
10/26/2013 04:13:00 AM
Sometimes the simple things are the best and this cake is so easy to make. Its lovely and moist and if you use really good quality cocoa and vanilla bean paste it tastes fab. There is no faffing with icing or glazes and because of this it makes an id
10/26/2013 02:37:00 AM
term is here and being off work with the kids I hope to get a bit more cooking,
baking and blogging done than I have during the past few months.
Friendly Tuna Meatballs with Spaghetti
10/07/2013 08:28:00 AM
Blackberries continue to line our
hedgerows just this morning I managed to pick a couple of kilos as I walked
around the village. With crumbles, tarts, muffins and even blackberry trifles
well and truly exhausted in this household I thought I
09/09/2013 05:09:00 AM
09/04/2013 05:55:00 AM
Summer is starting to ebb away, despite much protest from the nation.
It was a wonderful summer this year, lots of hot sunny days and long
warm evenings sipping gin and tonics. Just because the season is almost
over and the leaves are starting to
09/03/2013 10:56:00 AM
08/09/2013 01:52:00 AM
When your big day arrives
you want everything to be perfect. The venue, the dress, the stationery, the
music, every aspect considered and crafted to make your wedding an event youll
remember forever. Like any other element, your choice of wedding
07/29/2013 03:07:00 AM
My in-laws allotment is making up for last year. They are literally drowning in produce - this weekend they had a bit of a courgette sitiation so kindly donated some to us, along with beetroot, broad beans and french beans!
As I had some spaghetti l
07/28/2013 14:31:00 PM
The second week of the holidays begins and it looks like the BBQ will have to go back in the shed! Please come back sun.
Monday 29th July ~ Lasagne with carrots and peas
Tuesday 30th July ~ Leftover Lasagne with Salad and Coleslaw
Wednesday 31st J
07/24/2013 12:25:00 PM
07/22/2013 13:39:00 PM
A quick round-up of products I've been sent to try this month...
1. Littlepod Vanilla Paste
This delicious paste has been specially formulated from a blend of pods,
seeds and extracts. Each tube is full to bursting with at least 20 pods
07/21/2013 05:42:00 AM
Another scorcher of a week just gone...but it looks like some heavy thundery showers are on the way which will hopefully clear the air a bit. This weather isn't conducive to cooking and baking and I've got 6 weeks of school holidays to fill with cook
07/17/2013 14:27:00 PM
This summery carbonara was made using some Cumberland sausages I had leftover from a BBQ at the weekend and some home grown courgettes from the in-laws allotment.
There is no cream in this version (in fact a proper Italian carbonara
07/17/2013 14:27:00 PM
Like many homeowners, youll probably find that the kitchen is the hub of the home. Even after spending an extortionate amount of your monthly pay cheque on those inviting living room sofas, many will choose to indulge in conversation around the ki
07/16/2013 00:00:00 AM
The combination of buttery shortbread and tangy lemon is very moreish. In fact just thinking about them makes me salivate. They are exepctionally easy to make so perfect for a summer bake sale or picnic but you could even tart them up to serve at an
07/15/2013 03:57:00 AM
A lovely summery pasta salad to be enjoyed as part of a BBQ, Picnic or a light main meal. I made my own pesto but a tub of fresh store bought would be absolutely fine. If you are not keen on olives (and I wasn't until a few years ago) just add in som
07/15/2013 02:03:00 AM
Thought it was about time I started sharing my meal plans again!!. We are all BBQ'd out here so no more BBQ's until next weekend.......
Monday 15th July ~ Leftover Salads from the weekend BBQ's including Fruity Rice Salad
Tuesday 16th July ~ Sp
07/03/2013 02:00:00 AM
I picked up some lovely little courgettes from the farm shop today and decided to make this summery couscous
05/09/2013 05:07:00 AM
Its been a while since I was here. Sorry about that. Not much to report other than being very busy at work (we are putting together a new Local Plan for the district), busy with the kids and their ever increasing list of activities and also gettin
04/11/2013 11:20:00 AM
There are many ways
to approach the search for the perfect wine and food combination. One that
makes the most sense is by finding a geographical match. Chances are an area
famous for a particular cuisine assuming it has a wine-producing climate
04/11/2013 11:18:00 AM
Television schedules are populated by shows that both
reflect and determine trends in homes and how we use them. How often do we hear
that the kitchen is 'the heart of the home?' Cliched or otherwise, this line of
thought has its origins in truth. Th
03/18/2013 14:30:00 PM
There are whole channels devoted to cookery and improving your
techniques. But if you want to really excel in this discipline, you need the
culinary expertise that comes with a professional cooking qualification.
Cooking schools can be a lot of fun b
03/18/2013 14:30:00 PM
03/08/2013 14:23:00 PM
The weather is warming up, and if
youre like most at-home cooks, you are probably ready to start making lighter
dishes and entertaining guests. As you store away your crock pot and soup
recipes, youll need different kitchen items to help you tr
02/28/2013 02:35:00 AM
When it comes to food economy, sometimes its easier said than done to keep food fresh at home. Itd be nice if we could all afford a high tech commercial standard fridge from Corr Chilled for home use, but sometimes we need to find immediate sol
02/26/2013 11:30:00 AM
With ever tightening purse strings, socializing can quite
often be one of the first pastimes to feel the crunch.
02/26/2013 11:29:00 AM
Quality Cookware Matters
The old adage,
You get what you pay for, has never been so applicable as it is in the case
of quality cookware. And with cookware, you dont just get what you pay for,
you eat it too!
As with any type
02/13/2013 11:17:00 AM
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02/04/2013 03:55:00 AM
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01/15/2013 14:12:00 PM
This is your chance to bag yourself a chocolate hamper
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01/06/2013 13:00:00 PM
All back to work and school this week so easy meals it is!
Monday 7th January
01/02/2013 05:06:00 AM
A warm slice of this certainly perks you up on a grey and drizzly January morning.....who said New Year was meant for diets!
Fresh Cherry Crumble Cake
by Beth Sachs January-2-2013
A fruity cake perfect with a cuppa
01/01/2013 12:11:00 PM
The decorations are down (I get bored of them by Boxing Day but I'm made to keep them up until New Years Eve) but thankfully this household is still on holiday until next week which means plenty of time for baking and creating in the kitchen and tryi
12/20/2012 02:12:00 AM
In this Christmas season there is a
heavy focus on food, and sometimes it could be quite overwhelming. A way to go
around this is to replace the typical Christmas food with at least one exotic
dinner during the end of December. This sizzling Thai cur
12/10/2012 01:00:00 AM
My last post in the Kenwood Christmas Menu series called for a recipe that could be used for 'The Main Event'. In my house the main event is Turkey....thus no opportunity for using for the Kenwood Chef Titanium! I've therefore gone a little off pist
12/03/2012 01:00:00 AM
This is my offering for the third Kenwood Christmas Menu installment....a lovely Christmas stuffing. For this recipe I used my Kenwood Chef processor to chop up the onion, apple and also to make the breadcrumbs.
11/26/2012 00:00:00 AM
This is the second installment in my Kenwood Christmas Menu feature. This weeks theme was preparing the pud......however as most of my family aren't Christmas Pudding lovers I decided to make an alternative Christmas themed dessert using my Kenwood
11/19/2012 00:00:00 AM
I'm one lucky blogger. Kenwood kindly chose Jam and Clotted Cream to take part in their Christmas Menu Blogger campaign. This meant I got sent a very big early Christmas present - a brand spanking new Kenwood Chef Titanium. A big thank-you to Kenwood
11/16/2012 00:59:00 AM
A quick and easy chocolate traybake for Children in Need.
Chocolate Spotty Traybake For Pudsey
by Beth Sachs November-16-2012
Great for a Children in Need Bake Sale
300g Golden Caster Sugar
11/13/2012 14:52:00 PM
Ooops a day late again!
Monday 12th November
Tuesday 13th November
Leftover Sausage Casserole
Wednesday 14th November
Thursday 15th November
Chilli Pasta Bake for hubby and the kids - I'm presiding officer at the p
11/10/2012 07:54:00 AM
I was lucky enough to be sent this Olive Wood Heart Board from the lovely ladies at The Handpicked Collection last week. I'm going to be giving it as a Christmas present to my parent along with the hamper of Cornish Cheeses I'm putting together for t
11/06/2012 12:41:00 PM
11/06/2012 01:00:00 AM
I was recently sent a Forman and Field box containing all the ingredients needed to make Marco Pierre White's Beef Bourguignon featured on the Knorr website. My box contained the following ingredients:
800g beef brisket
200g pearl onions
200g wild m
11/05/2012 12:29:00 PM
I've long been a fan of the Handpicked Collection (I could spend A LOT of money given half the chance!) and have been lucky enough to review some of their products in the past. So I was obviously excited to learn about their new enterprise Handpicked
11/05/2012 01:00:00 AM
I inevitably end up with overripe banana's in my fruit bowl at the end of the week and after getting a bit bored with my usual banana bread recipe I went in search of something a bit different. What I found was a lovely recipe for Banana and Cinnamon
11/03/2012 04:53:00 AM
just started to plan my Christmas menu's and while I was sorting
through my mountains of files I came across this recipe that I made last
year and never blogged. It makes an ideal alternative to Christmas
pudding and can also be frozen so pe
10/31/2012 08:46:00 AM
I'm a bit late with my meal plan this week so I've decided to post the next two weeks plan....yes I'm that *sad* organised.
Monday 29th October
We ate at The Weir and had Panini's and Sweet Potato Fries
Tuesday 30th October
10/15/2012 01:53:00 AM
Monday 15th October
Baked Risotto with Bacon and Peas
Tuesday 16th October
Smoked Salmon Kedgeree
Wednesday 17th October
Pasta with Porcini, Marsala and Marscapone
Thursday 18th October
Homemade Vegetable Soup with Cheese on Toast
Friday 19th October
Roast Chicken, Sweet Potato Mash and Cauliflower Cheese
Saturday 20th October
Sunday 21st October
10/11/2012 12:11:00 PM
Christmas has a horrible habit of creeping up on you I
know this only too well. Id like to think Im a fairly organised person and I
know its only October but before you know it we will be in thick of nativities,
carol services, writing and sending Christmas cards and the hell that is
Christmas shopping or rather panic buying!
So this year, in order to avoid said panic buying Ive
decided that hampers are the way to go. Im going to tailor each hamper to suit
the recipient an [..]
10/08/2012 07:58:00 AM
These flapjacks are now my official weekday grab and go breakfast. I make a big batch on Sunday evening and I'm all set for the week. Oddly I don't really like peanut butter but it works well in this recipe. You can always substitute it for an extra 100g of ordinary butter if you wanted. A handful of raisins makes a nice addition too.
Honey and Peanut Butter Flapjacks
by Beth Sachs October-8-2012
These flapjacks make a great grab and go breakfast or after school snack
10/08/2012 02:05:00 AM
A few old recipes from the blog this week, although I will be trying Nigella's Lamb Ragu from Nigellissima on Friday - I'm not a big lamb mince fan so I hope I am won over!
Whats everyone else cooking this week?
Monday 8th October
Chicken Tikka Masala and Basmati Rice
Tuesday 9th October
Curried Mince and Peas
Wednesday 10th October
Leftover Curried Mince and Peas
Thursday 11th October
Chicken Kievs with Garlic Sweet Potato Mash and Brocolli
Friday 12th October
Lamb Ragu with Spaghetti
09/29/2012 07:31:00 AM
09/21/2012 01:44:00 AM
New Zealand Honey Co is giving two lucky readers the
chance to win a selection of their delicious healthy honeys to celebrate National Breakfast Week which starts on Monday.
What could be nicer than a burst of tasty honey drizzled
over your muesli or spread on your toast in the morning? New Zealand Honey Co
has teamed up with Better Breakfast Week to encourage people to eat healthier
breakfasts in order to gain the best possible start to the day.
mouth-watering New Zealand Honey Co ran [..]
09/17/2012 07:34:00 AM
There has been a definite chill in the air these last few days. I don't mind though, I love this time of year when the blackberries are ready to be picked, bonfires are being lit and the nights are drawing in... it's just a shame we seem to have bypassed Summer completely this year.
Autumn for me calls for hearty, warming food to ward off the chilly evenings and this pasta bake fits the bill perfectly. It can be made the night before and then popped in the oven to bake when you get in from wor [..]
09/17/2012 02:00:00 AM
Apologies for lack of meal plan blog posts these last few weeks....I was in fact very organised and did have a meal plan but just didn't have time to post it!
On Wednesday hubby and I are off to see John Bishop at Plymouth Pavillions so I'm looking for some good restaurant suggestions if anyone has any.
Monday 17th September
Tomato and Chorizo Pasta Bake
Tuesday 18th September
BBQ Sausages and Beans with Green Veg
Wednesday 19th September
In Plymouth to see John Bishop
Thursday 20th Septemb [..]
09/14/2012 04:33:00 AM
I've been AWOL - sorry! Its not that I haven't been cooking, I have, but with everyone going back to school/nursery and me going back to work after the holidays I just haven't had any spare time to blog. We are back into the groove now though so I promise to have some new recipes (and competitions) on the blog for you shortly, I suspect with Nigellissima inspiration. Well, I couldn't have an incomplete Nigella cookbook collection could I.....
The recipe here is not a Nigella recipe, but inst [..]
08/27/2012 05:30:00 AM
Its back to normal school/work
08/23/2012 13:58:00 PM
These tuna balls make a nice change from the usual beef meatballs I make. Lighter with a lemony freshness they are perfect for a warm summers evening. You can make the meatballs the day before and store in the fridge so all you have to do when you get home from work is quickly fry the meatballs, cook the spaghetti and heat up a jar of tomato and chilli pasta sauce (or your own homemade tomato sauce such as this one). A quick, easy and delicious family meal.
Tuna Balls with [..]
08/21/2012 12:09:00 PM
I've got another seasonal box from Knorr to giveaway to one reader. The box contains the ingredients needed to make Marco Pierre White's Spatchcock Chicken with Chipolatas and Rosemary - the recipe can be found on the Knorr website:
08/20/2012 10:45:00 AM
Monday 20th August
Chicken Kievs, Roasted Sweet Potato and Broccoli
Tuesday 21st August
Curried Mince and Peas with Basmati Rice
Wednesday 22nd August
Tuna balls with spaghetti
Thursday 23rd August
Friday 24th August
Roast Chicken, Garlic Sweet Potato Mash, Cauliflower Cheese and Cabbage
Saturday 25th August
Chinese Style Chicken Curry
Sunday 26th August
Chicken, Bacon and Pea Risotto
08/17/2012 04:47:00 AM
Artisan Biscuits are produced at a family run bakery in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District town of Ashbourne. The company has been established for over 70 years but still uses traditional methods and tools in their biscuit making.
They produce a range of sweet and savoury biscuits and I was sent two tins from their children's range to try. The first was a Noah's Ark tin containing all butter, malted milk biscuits in packs of two ('the animals went in two by two hurrah hurrah' - the song is [..]
08/16/2012 07:51:00 AM
It's definitely a chocolate cake day today!
You see, thanks to a horsefly bite on Tuesday I am now bed bound with Cellulitis....and it is ouchie. The swelling has gone down a little bit (thank goodness as I looked like elephant woman yesterday) but I'm still pretty immobile. I'm not much good at being ill and I haven't been bed bound like this since a rather nasty episode of food poisoning in Corfu 10 years ago - it was my own fault on that occasion - they tell you to avoid salad for a reason [..]
08/15/2012 11:00:00 AM
I've been lucky enough to get hold of this Kenwood kMix Coffee Machine, one of a range of coffee machines from Argos, to giveaway to one Jam and Clotted Cream reader.
Please note that Argos also have a wide selection of more expensive (a lot more expensive!!) bean to cup coffee machines if money is no object!
To win this cream Kenwood kMix Coffee machine all you need to do is;
1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries
2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twi [..]
08/12/2012 05:00:00 AM
I'm sat here this morning with that end of holiday blues feeling - really really sad and slightly depressed that London 2012 is almost over! I have absolutely no idea how I'm going to fill my time anymore - I can't really remember what I did before. When I haven't been at home to watch I've been listening to radio 5 live to keep up with the action (I'm a convert - Radio 1 is history for me, I was getting too old for it anyway), when the kids wanted Peppa Pig - I watched the Olympics on the lapto [..]
08/06/2012 10:46:00 AM
I've been meaning to post these cookies for a few weeks now but the chaos that is the summer holidays has
08/06/2012 03:34:00 AM
Wasn't it a great weekend for British sport (overlooking football results)! The kids stayed up late to watch Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah on Saturday night and again last night to watch Christine Ohuruogu. So proud of all the athletes (a special mention has got to go to Murray!) and it feels great to be British right now. Let's hope for another successful week as well as an improvement in the weather - we have seen rain of biblical proportions here in North Cornwall over the last few days and the [..]
08/03/2012 02:58:00 AM
I was recently sent a Baker Days personalised cake to try and review for my blog. They do letterbox cakes, which is the type I received as well as larger cakes for parties. You are given the choice of 6 types of cake which include Madeira, Carrot (which is what I received), Lemon, Fruit, Double choc Chip as well as a Wheat and Gluten Free cake with the choice of over 300 designs that you can personalise.
My cake arrived in excellent condition and although small (it would probably feed 4-5) wa [..]
08/01/2012 13:55:00 PM
I have a lovely Lilac Chocolate Box worth £20.99 to giveaway to one Jam and Clotted Cream reader. Chocolates by Genevie was set up recently by Edinburgh based chocolate maker Genevie Garcia and is a real family affair. Genevie makes the luxury chocolates by hand, her partner Kevin designed and updates the website, her mum hand finishes all of the pretty chocolate boxes and most importantly her chief taste tester is 1 year old son Luke.
07/29/2012 11:38:00 AM
Second week of the Summer holidays already.....it's going far too quickly, please slow down.
Monday 30th July
Sausage Ragu with Penne
Tuesday 31st July
Ham, Egg and Chips
Wednesday 1st August
Turkey Pasta Bake
Thursday 2nd August
Fish, Homemade Sweet Potato Wedges and Peas
Friday 3rd August
Prawn and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Noodles - a variation of this recipe
Saturday 4th August
Lasagne with Homemade Garlic Bread
Sunday 5th August
Leftover Lasagne and Salad
I'll also be baking a Chocola [..]
07/27/2012 03:47:00 AM
Sunvil Holidays kindly invited me to participate in their inaugural Supper Club event which this month was Baklava, a sweet spiced pastry dish that has its origins in ancient Crete - a destination that I have visited myself and love.
A bit of Baklava history for you....Dating back to Roman times the story of the humble baklava is long and esteemed. From its origins in Crete, from a dish called Gastrin, this sweet, spiced, nutty pastry dish spread across large parts of, what was once, the Otto [..]
07/24/2012 03:19:00 AM
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Twitter really is a wonderful thing (most of the time!), especially when it means I discover fab new foodies like Kitchen Garden, an award winning producer of preserves and condiments.
Barbara (the owner) and I got 'chatting' over Twitter and next thing I knew some fab product samples (including the Fig and Plum Chutney I have used in this recipe) landed on my doorstep. All of the Kitchen Garden products have handy recipe suggestions on the side of [..]
07/23/2012 03:18:00 AM
The first week of the summer holidays and the weather looks great. Plenty of picnics on the beach and meals eaten in the garden.
Monday 23rd July
Spaghetti Carbonara with homemade garlic bread
Tuesday 24th July
Chicken and Mushroom Curry with Basmati Rice
Wednesday 25th July
Chicken, bacon and Pea Risotto
Thursday 26th July
Sausages Braised in Cider
Friday 27th July
Saturday 28th July
Sausage and Fennel Seed Ragu served with Penne
Sunday 29th July
Our strawberries are [..]
07/22/2012 05:00:00 AM
....Plus a chance to win an Nikon DSLR
with Sainsbury's Bank competition for the best moneysaving tips! See below to enter.
According to a recent
study by the National Trust, our children are suffering from nature
deficit disorder. They spend precious little time in the wild outdoors and are
denied the ability to roam around and explore by themselves. A third of
children, apparently, have never even climbed a tree. Some dont even know that
potatoes come out of the ground!
But why, you [..]
07/18/2012 07:42:00 AM
I don't know about anyone else but my strawberries haven't done too well this year.... thanks to the grey skies and rain (although I think things could be on the up weather wise next week). The few strawberries that have ripened on my drowned plants have been very sour, far too sour for the children to eat. Thankfully I stumbled across Nigella's solution to my strawberry problem in the form of her Strawberry and Almond Crumble in 'Nigella Kitchen'. Apparently sour strawberries are transformed in [..]
07/16/2012 07:12:00 AM
The last week of term edition....involving a lot of chilli!
Monday 16th July
Turkey Stir Fry with Noodles
Tuesday 17th July
Chilli Con Carne with Sour Cream, Guacamole, Grated Cheddar and Rice
Wednesday 18th July
Chilli Pasta Bake
Thursday 19th July
Leftover Chilli Pasta Bake with Salad
Friday 20th July
Saturday 21st July
Sausage and Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker
Sunday 22nd July
What's everyone else having this week?
07/16/2012 06:47:00 AM
The Handpicked Collection is an award winning gift shop providing a unique and individual selection of gift ideas for the home and garden. To make sure all gifts are of top quality they employ The Handpicked panel (a panel I would give anything to be on!), comprising chefs, journalists, editors and stylists who are completely independent of the company and vet everything that is sold to make sure it meets the companies tough quality standards.
I was emailed by Handpicked last week and asked i [..]
07/13/2012 07:56:00 AM
Wintry wet weather of biblical proportions definitely called for warming and hearty food at Dinnertime this week. This Sausage and Fennel Seed Ragu was one such meal and uses a slightly unusual method for cooking the sausages - they are boiled in their skins - sounds disgusting but trust me it works. The fennel seeds give the dish a wonderfully punchy flavour so if you are making this for very young children it might be best to half the amount of fennel seed.
Have a great weekend.
Sausage and [..]
07/10/2012 10:28:00 AM
The end of term is nearly upon us (eeek) so Lowen and I decided to spend yesterday evening making some chocolate fudge to give to her teachers as an end of term present.
Anyone and I mean absolutely anyone can make this - you really can't go wrong (I don't think!..). I bought some clear cellophane bags to pop the pieces of fudge into and then Lowen got creative with stickers! I'm sure her teachers will appreciate the effort (well, it doesn't exactly take much effort) and is much nicer and more [..]
07/09/2012 03:40:00 AM
Here is the meal plan from the Jam and Clotted Cream household this week:
Monday 9th July
Slow Cooker Sausage Casserole
Tuesday 10th July
Leftover Sausage Casserole
Wednesday 11th July
Goats Cheese, Bacon and Pea Risotto
Thursday 12th July
Frittata with salad
Friday 13th July
Macaroni Cheese with Bacon
Saturday 14th July
Chicken and Chips
Sunday 15th July
07/05/2012 08:38:00 AM
A warming one-pot for this unseasonal weather, which doesn't look like improving any time soon! I don't think my plants and herbs can take any more rain - hurry up sun before Summer is gone. I served this tasty dish with brown rice but creamy mash would be good too.
We are off to London to visit family tomorrow so see you all next week!
Sausages Braised in Cider
Ingredients: Serves 2 adults, 2 children
8 Pork Sausages
2 Rashers Smoked Bacon, chopped
1 Red Onion Sliced
1 TBSP Fresh Thyme leaves [..]
07/01/2012 05:21:00 AM
On Friday I received my first seasonal box of the year from Forman and Field in association Knorr which contained the following ingredients to make a tasty Chicken Chasseur:
Knorr Chicken Stock Pot
You can find the recipe, created by Marco Pierre-White on the Knorr website, along with lots of hints and tips, including how to make the most out of Knorr stockpots. Knorr have also created a [..]
06/29/2012 08:57:00 AM
Last week The Kernow Sausage Co, based in Tregony, Cornwall very kindly sent me their BBQ box to try. The box is filled with 2 types of sausage, their award winning burgers and some marinated pork fillet. It's priced at £37.95 and in my opinion is really good value for money considering how much you get - certainly enough to feed 10 people, if not more.
Unfortunately the weather hasn't really been up to many BBQ's this summer (although we did take the burgers along to a rather soggy inside BBQ [..]
06/27/2012 07:43:00 AM
If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I deceived hubby with this recipe. You see, he has always told me he HATES anchovies, despite never actually trying them.....I'm sure you can guess the rest of the story but if not here it is in a nutshell.
1. Decide to make a tomato sauce for dinner to go with some fresh pappardelle.
2. Spy jar of unopened anchovies in cupboard whilst getting the tin of tomatoes.
3. Decide to test hubby's supposed hatred of anchovies by adding them to the sauc [..]
06/27/2012 06:37:00 AM
Thanks to the miserable summer weather we are experiencing at the moment I have acquired a bit of an obsession with experimenting with tea in my cooking and baking. I've been using earl grey tea in malt loafs, fruit tea in sorbets (works really well, especially with raspberry tea), green tea in a cake (unusual) and have tried to incorporate it into some savoury recipes too like tea smoked mackerel and tea smoked chicken. So it seems rather than experimenting with ice cream and BBQ food which I u [..]
06/18/2012 06:30:00 AM
It's that time of the week again.
Monday 18th June
Vegetable Curry (Spinach, Mushroom, Tomato and Red Lentil) with Rice and Naan
Tuesday 19th June
Wednesday 20th June
Refried Bean Quesadillas with Salad
Thursday 21st June
One Pan Prawn and Smoked Fish Pilau
Friday 22nd June
Saturday 23rd June
Sunday 24th June
Leftovers from fridge and freezer - doing a BIG grocery shop on Monday!
Baking with week:
Quick Calzone from Eric Lanlards new book 'Tart It Up [..]
06/15/2012 05:28:00 AM
A quick and easy Friday treat for the kids (and adults!!) for when they get home from school. The recipe takes 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to bake, then you just have to resist tucking in until the kids get home. They taste like a Terry's Chocolate Orange, which can only be a good thing in my book.
06/13/2012 11:24:00 AM
For those of you who read my last post about Tregothnan Estate you will know that as well as a selection of their tea's I was also given some of their Cornish honey to try. I thought I would create a Cornish Honey Cake and submit it as my entry for the Best of British Blogger Challenge Cornwall edition. The blogger challenge is sponsored by
06/12/2012 14:27:00 PM
Tregothnan in Cornwall, a quintessential working country estate adjoining the beautiful Fal Estuary, is perhaps best known as the only producer of growing tea in England. Home to the Boscawen family since 1335, the family has always had a passion for collecting and growing rare plants and this was the initial inspiration behind the now vast range of tea and other estate products they produce.
They kindly sent me a hamper with a selection of estate products including Earl Grey Tea, Manuka Te [..]
06/12/2012 13:41:00 PM
@EthelTheGoat of Capricorn Goats Cheese fame kindly invited me to take part in the #CapricornChallenge on Twitter. I obviously said yes and an amazing hamper filled to the brim with ingredients, including Capricorn Goats Cheese from Somerset, landed on my doorstep this morning. I was given strict instructions by @EthelTheGoat to devise a lip smacking recipe to post on my blog.....and this Goats Cheese, Bacon and Pea Risotto is what I came up with - I hope Ethel approves.
Goats Cheese, Bacon [..]
06/11/2012 04:24:00 AM
Half term has finished and it's back to reality. I hope all those that braved the Royal Cornwall Show didn't get too wet. We decided to give it a miss this year, mainly due to the weather. Its not much fun walking miles in the wind and rain with 2 reluctant children. Instead, we did some gardening (when it wasn't raining), put up the children's trampoline, cleaned the house in preparation for a viewing today (not holding out much hope), baked some banana and chocolate chip bars (a Mary Berry rec [..]
06/10/2012 10:13:00 AM
A quick insight into what the Jam and Clotted Cream household will be eating this week.
Monday 11th June
Chicken Kievs with Veggie Rice
Tuesday 12th June
Something with goats cheese courtesy of @ethelthegoat and her hamper
Wednesday 13th June
Braised Sausages in Cider
Thursday 14th June
Bacon and Cheddar Risotto
Friday 15th June
Spicy Fried Chicken, Chips and Salad
Saturday 16th June
Sunday 17th June
06/07/2012 13:36:00 PM
As you can see from the photo below we've had pretty horrendous weather today in Cornwall (what a shame it has coincided with the Royal Cornwall Show) and according to the weather forecasters we are going to get a further battering tonight with gale force winds....and more of the wet stuff. WHEN IS SUMMER GOING TO ARRIVE (I say this every year!) - I cleaned my BBQ and everything.
On summer days like this (which are all too common) comfort food is what we want in this house and my Mac n Che [..]