Purple powered lunch!

I’ve have had a purple inspired lunch today, with home made purple slaw and some “blushing pickled eggs” and home grown explosive ember chillies, absolutely divine! The pickled eggs are from a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s “Every Day Super Food” recipe book. Here’s a link to the book on amazon (click here), but it’s available…

Spinach and rocket pesto lunch

Good healthy food has no right to be so attractive!  You’d expect it to be brown and sludgy wouldn’t you?! I made an “almost” pesto, using freshly grown rocket and spinach leaves, some olive oil, walnuts and a garlic clove.  No Parmesan or extra salt in there, I wanted that boost of flavour to come…

Chive flowers! Multiple uses!

These gorgeous little flowers taste wonderful, if you’ve not already tried them, you will be amazed! We’ve steeped some in white wine vinegar for 2 weeks.  This makes a lovely onoin tasting vinegar, perfect for dressings on your salads.  It can’t be easier to do! Pick your flowers and wash them to remove any insects…

Peppery rocket and cress salad with feta

Quiet lunch required today while hubby sleeps in from working a night shift and getting home at silly’o’clock! Time for toast, topped with a cracking vitamin and mineral packed peppery salad of mixed leaves, rocket, nasturtium leaves and large water cress, fresh cherry tomatoes and some creamy low fat feta cheese.  Still doesn’t feel like…

Oily fish, smoked mackerel

Oily fish is so good for you according to NHS choices and it’s super tasty too! The weather here has been pretty poor, lots of rain preventing the much needed digging work in the garden and allotment, but you can still make an amazingly simple and tasty dish that ticks lots of health benefit boxes. Wholegrain…

Tuna-tastic saucy salad

We have SUNSHINE!!!  I’ve already been out in the garden for several hours today working with the chilli plans and seedlings, there is however much more to do.  These are some of the chilli plants we overwintered successfully enjoying the warm day in the poly-tunnel and we’ve even got a few small chillis starting to…

Quick lunch with a punch!

I made something similar for lunch yesterday and loved it so much I made it again today. (Yesterday’s lunch is pictured below.)  That has to be a good recommendation, I couldn’t wait to have it again! A slice of toast on the bottom to give something to chew on, topped with rocket leaves, cucumber, cherry…

The Beginning, a good place to start!

I hope to be able to update this blog a few times a week, keep you all up to date with our mad plans and have you all along for the journey too! Food that’s fun, fabulous and filling is on the menu at our house, daily! – Ebbey I’ve got lots of historical pictures…