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Love good food? Everythings Delicious in Bridport!

Bridport Taste Trail  11th – 17th June, not to be missed! Let me take you for a foodie walkabout around the streets of Bridport, and surrounding countryside pubs, and visit the seaside flavours of West Bay, Bridport’s harbour and home of the ITV series Broadchurch.                     […]

EVERYTHING DELICIOUS IN BRIDPORT @Food Festival Sat 18th June

LOOK WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND….. Bridport Food & Beer Festival After a week of delicious food events around the town and surrounding area the Food Festival’s main event is at Asker Meadows on Saturday 18th June when they join up with the Bridport Round Table Beer Festival for lots of fun and flavours! Entry is £3.00 for […]

‘Bake it Better’ bake sale at Highway Farm

This one’s for the kids… Saturday 24th October Drop-in Open House at Highway Farm 11am – 4pm. Invitation…….   We can all bake! Let’s bake it better and together raise some dough for the children. We’re again rolling up, rising to the challenge, pinny’s on and raising money for Great Ormond St Hospital and The Mother […]

Father’s Day Charity Brunch Sunday 21 June

For the Dads, husbands, brothers, uncles, boyfriends, partners…all our special menfolk.  It’s for you!    How about a Big Brunch on Father’s Day?  Sunday 21st June. 10am -1pm                         Our charity is Prostate Cancer…Please come along, the bacon will be sizzling, or if you can’t come […]

Recipes. Mincemeat Cake

Great recipe for mincemeat cake is good for using up any leftover mincemeat you might have in the fridge from Christmas…..but I like make it all year round as it’s so easy, freezes well and yummy too! The recipe is from my neighbours Doug & Amanda, who arrived one New Year’s day with a present of a […]

Tales of river cottage and farmhouse cake recipe

Walk with me.. …..and our friendly walking group of friends. Our children attended Mosterton School and we were all involved with fund raised and playschools and supported the kids. It’s such a lovely way to keep in touch and up to date with our grown up children,the  grand kids and all that’s going on. This […]

Charity Update.’Bake it Better’ for GOSH

MORE DOUGH…Charity Update. We raised over £1000 for ‘Bake it Better’ for GOSH, and Mother & Baby Clinic in Malawi. TEA and CAKES Sunday 12th Oct at Highway Farm My idea to arrange a charity fund raiser in 10 days…..and to ask friends and family for their help and support please. Here’s the challenge; 1. To support […]

My Neighbour’s Recipe for Mincemeat Cake

Great recipe for mincemeat cake is good for using up any leftover mincemeat you might have in the fridge from Christmas…..but I like make it all year round as it’s so easy, freezes well and yummy too! The recipe is from my neighbours Doug & Amanda, who arrived one New Year’s day with a present of a […]

Recipe….Mulled Cider Punch….tis the season!

Merry Christmas to you all…Cheers! 1                       gallon cider (proper scrumpy cider) 1                       large bottle lemonade, optional, if you want to make it go further 1                       lemon, sliced 2                      orange, sliced 1½                    cups of brown sugar 4                      cinnamon sticks 1½ tsp               allspice 1½ tsp               cloves 1½ tsp               […]

A Summer Tart….

                                     CHEESE AND ROCKET TART Oven 180C, gas mark 4, (Aga – discovered the best place in the aga to cook is on the floor of the top oven and then it cooked the pastry….no soggy bottom!) A tasty looking tart, from my neighbour that serves 10. Parmesan pastry                                               Filling 8oz/225g         plain flour                                2 […]

Red Lentil Soup with spicy chorizo…

This soup is lovely and warming and colourful.  I served it at the recent Hazelwood  furniture-making Workshop. It was well received, especially on a wet day and it was time to stop and relax from the busy labour of woodworking! It’s easy to make and you can make it a couple days ahead. Red lentil and chorizo soup.Serves 6, […]

Recent recipes and ramblings…

I’ve been busy entertaining friends and had guests to stay and some simple supper parties and a luncheon too!  It’s been fun, the recipes are always easy and often made ahead, giving me lots of lovely time to chat, most important and catch up with some of our lovely friends, both old and new, before it gets busy […]

2 Festive recipes……….with a difference!

Here’s how to create a Christmas wreath; beautifully hand-crafted from locally grown materials foraged from the hedgerow and garden.  It’s the perfect gift for friends and family to celebrate the festive season in style.  The Charity Workshops produce such a lovely variety of wreaths, everyone bringing along a wonderful assortment of foliage and it makes […]

For chocolate lovers…….

I need chocolate!  Don’t we all need an little something sweet to make you feel good, here’s some favourite no cook recipes and don’t forget to share the chocolates! Did you know it won’t be long til Christmas… I seen cards and calenders in the shops and today I’ve taken bookings for Xmas and  a […]

Easy summer recipes to share……….

BBQ Sauce Make the day or 2 before your BBQ. Use to brush meat during cooking or as an accompaniment, and also very tasty poured over sausages or pork chops/pork belly and cooked in the oven and then you don’t have to wait for the sun to shine! 4 tbl sp            oil 1                     large onion, finely chopped 2                     cloves […]