Saying so long to summer with cake and other things

This is what I’ve been eating. I’ve been drawn to reds and greens lately for some reason. ‘Red and green should never be seen, except upon an Irish Queen’ and so the saying goes and as helpfully offered to me when I asked ‘how do I look?’. I also got ‘Andrea, are you trying to… Continue reading Saying so long to summer with cake and other things

Tomato, pea and cheese mini tarts

The conservatory is a jungle. The Husband has gone overboard with tomatoes. When I manage to get out the back door I feel like I should do a victory lap round the garden accompanied with a triumphant air punch. He’s been eating them straight off the plant but neither man nor woman can live on… Continue reading Tomato, pea and cheese mini tarts

Orkney buffalo sausages with stout and onion gravy

We’ve had some stunning weather in Orkney recently and yet I have an overwhelming urge to put my cosy clothes on, hunker down under the warm wool blanket and get settled with a hot chocolate and marshmallows (and then extra marshmallows). Don’t get me wrong – I’m absolutely loving the summer weather. Feeling the warmth… Continue reading Orkney buffalo sausages with stout and onion gravy

Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta

You may have noticed there are some things missing from my posts of late.  Unusually for an aspiring cooking blog these things are recipes.  Now, during the very short time I’ve been doing this I’ve decided that recipe writing is a bit tedious.  This is good – it means I’m still learning about my myself. … Continue reading Spring green, courgette and pesto pasta