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Latest Recipes


These Scones are great for afternoon tea. Quick and easy to make they are a real starter recipe for people new to baking.

Cast Iron Skillet Garlic Butter Chicken

Simple Garlic Butter Chicken in a Cast Iron Skillet Simple cooking – delicious results. This chicken recipe is brilliant for feeding a crowd and so full of flavour…

Fresh Mackerel with Bay and Peas

Cook fresh fish in tin foil for an easy and delicious supper. This recipe can also be used for BBQ cooking.

From Lawn to Food Forest

Back in March 2019 we decided to start a food forest project in the front garden. It was a pretty easy decision to make. The front garden was mostly lawn, and we never really did much with it other than mow it, on what seemed liked too regular as basis….

  • by cottagecookbook Burger night! Black pudding double stack Aberdeen Angus cheese burgers and fries. Served up with a wonderful  @boutilliersbrew  Double Tonka
  • by cottagecookbook Slow braised pork chops in the 10.4% Home-brew Chai Tea Baltic Porter to make a rich onion and mushroom gravy,
  • by cottagecookbook Thought I best take a decent photo of this year's pumpkins before we start eating them!
  • by cottagecookbook I've moved the Chilli plants inside under the grow lights to over-winter, to see if I can get a year
  • by cottagecookbook Roast chicken tonight with roasted pumpkin, roast potatoes, veg and stuffing. Served up with  @campervanbrewery   @lostinleithbar  Double Mutiny 9.3% imperial
  • by cottagecookbook Cast iron pork chops braised in a full bottle of our Chai Tea Baltic Porter with onions, roasted potatoes, sweet
  • by cottagecookbook Homemade Chicken en Croute with garlic, cream cheese and Stilton. Served with butter and herb roasted pumpkin and peas.
  • by cottagecookbook Date night in. Usually we head out every now and again to Sheffield for some nice food and drink, but
  • by cottagecookbook Mexican night in, Chimichanga with bell peppers, sweet peppers, tomatillios and a scorpion Trinidad Chilli from the greenhouse. Served up
  • by cottagecookbook Fakeaway Friday! Chicken and pumpkin curry. Served up with the 10.4% Chai Tea Baltic Porter homebrew and some (shame) shop

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Drying Herbs in a Dehydrator

Find out about preserving herbs and other produce by drying them in a dehydrator.

This handy guide hopes to encourage you to start making your own dried herbs, herbal tea blends and chilli flakes.