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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 This year's load of sweetcorn is now ready to harvest. This was the smallest one I took off to check
  • by cottagecookbook A nice little harvest for baked beans - plus a couple of Tickled Pink Apples.
  • by cottagecookbook The first of the Inca berries. We've tried growing these for the last few years in the cold frame, with
  • by cottagecookbook Epic baked beans freshly picked from the food forest and tomatoes greenhouse. It takes a long time podding and then
  • by cottagecookbook Not many after sorting through the good ones, but this is the first year our Kentish cobnutb in the food
  • by cottagecookbook Some roast pork sandwiches done on the BBQ (from a lovely bone in pork joint from  @pottersofbarnsley  ) with the
  • by cottagecookbook Food forest apples. Golden Delicious and Tickled Pink.  #foodforestgarden   #permaculture 
  • by cottagecookbook The grapes were starting to get attacked by the birds - We've not got loads (about a litre) but it's
  • by cottagecookbook Tuesday night, trying our Habernero chillis out in a Jamaican inspired chicken curry with dumplings, along with tomatoes and sweet
  • by cottagecookbook Nice big old Lilliput pears are about ready for harvest.

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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 …