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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  #Potatoes  Not as high a yield as usual this year. I put it down to the top soil we used
  • by cottagecookbook A lovely food forest crop of Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries and "Winter Soul" Alpine snow strawberries - These small but amazing
  • by cottagecookbook Gorgeous sunflowers in the food forest raspberry patch.
  • by cottagecookbook The first meal with the King Edward Potatoes from the garden - Simple meals are the best when homegrown potatoes
  • by cottagecookbook  #CastIron  hash brown with a wind-drop tickled pink apple in the mix as an experiment.
  • by cottagecookbook The food forest flowers have gone crazy too. Most of these are either edible or beneficial to other plants. All
  • by cottagecookbook Our food forest beans are starting to swell. They do a wonderful job of fixing nitrogen to the soil, so
  • by cottagecookbook Pasta-bake with the sauce made out of Italian Pomodoro Marbella and Pomodoro Scintilla tomatoes from the greenhouse with garlic and
  • by cottagecookbook One of the pumpkins just chilling out in his patch.

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Chives – a garden must-have!

Chives are one of the easiest herbs to grow and their slight oniony flavour means that they go well in nearly every savory dish. We have several chive plants in our garden and spend the entire season (spring to autumn) adding them to …