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Latest Recipes

Backyard Chicken & Chorizo Paella

This recipe is great for cooking on the stove, as well as the bbq, but if the weather is good it is worth the extra time and effort to cook outside…

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…

Sweet Potato Flat Breads

A great alternative to bread and counts as one of your 5-a-day too.

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 Walking the dog 3mins from our house, it looks like it could be a good year for cherries. There's so
  • by cottagecookbook Food forest spring greens harvest this afternoon for today's evening meal. Chard, various kale, red sorrel, purple sprouting broccoli and
  • by cottagecookbook The Flowering Quince is gorgeous this time of year.
  • by cottagecookbook Stilton poached chicken with basil and spicy pepper rice. Paired with a lovely new stout from  @abbeydalebeers  - Indulgence Mocha
  • by cottagecookbook It's blossom o'clock in the Cottage Cookbook garden. Loads of cherries, pear, blueberries. The apples, plum, gage and the sour
  • by cottagecookbook A little raised bed maintenance today. On the left is the asparagus bed in the back garden. The asparagus is
  • by cottagecookbook Walking the dog 3mins from our house, it looks like it could be a good year for cherries. There's so
  • by cottagecookbook Food forest raspberries
  • by cottagecookbook Goat burgers with red cheddar, halloumi, fried shallots on home baked sourdough bread.
  • by cottagecookbook Planted in early April 2019, just one year in the food forest and it looks like we're set for a

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Spring Nettles

Nutrient and vitamin-rich the average everyday stinging nettle isn’t really so average. In the garden the make a great green manure but they work exceptionally well cooked in a recipe or even used to brew beer…