Pumpkin and Raisin Cake

With plenty of pumpkins and winter squash stored away I’ll soon be reaching for my favourite cake recipe. Pleasantly spiced and warming this cake is a perfect chilly autumn day treat. This year I grew a winter squash called Sibley, said to be noticeably sweeter after the New Year it looks as if I'll be … Continue reading Pumpkin and Raisin Cake

Apple Cake

The garden produced an amazing crop of apples and other fruit this year, having plenty of fruit to bake with I've made crumbles and tarts (spiced apple, apple and pear also apple and blackberry using foraged berries from the allotment which was delicious), but I go weak at the knees for cake. This recipe produces … Continue reading Apple Cake

Green Tomato Chutney

Tomatoes in the greenhouse at home are still going strong and there are plenty of green fruits on the vines. My chutney recipe is perfect for using up a glut of green tomatoes, I made some jars recently and it tastes delicious already but should be even better in the months to come. I’ll be storing some … Continue reading Green Tomato Chutney

Blackberry Jam Recipe

The hedgerows have been laden with blackberries for weeks now, earlier than usual thanks to a super hot summer. I love to forage around our village which offers blackberries growing wild almost every corner I turn. My allotment sits right next to the mother of all blackberry patches just inside the community orchard, another reason … Continue reading Blackberry Jam Recipe