Things you may never need to buy again – mustard

Things you may never need to buy again – mustard

Home made mustard? I occasionally buy lovely mustard from local artisans when I go to agricultural fairs and food fairs. I’ve always thought that it looked like it might be easy to make. But, until this month, I haven’t ever done anything about it. Well,...
A budget Christmas?

A budget Christmas?

Christmas Season People are starting to talk about the Christmas season for 2016 now, maybe you are too. If you are struggling to make ends meet, November and December can be a very stressful time. Thoughts may turn to how the hell you are going to be able to afford...
Got some lovely leftovers to love today

Got some lovely leftovers to love today

Am just sitting with my feet up and watching The Chase. Have just got home after doing the catering for the AGM of my WI. It’s the last one I’ll be doing as I’m coming off the committee this year after doing it for 6 years. We had a proper Quiche...
Love Your Leftovers – Whey

Love Your Leftovers – Whey

So, after making some gorgeous home made paneer, you’ll have a couple of pints or so of leftover liquid that is whey. What can you use whey for? Now this looks like just a big jug of slightly coloured water. But it isn’t, oh no. It’s pretty valuable...
A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

A gorgeous home made Pad Thai

I run a cooking group for the local U3A that meets once a month, and this months meeting was today. We made plain chow mein, a creamy leek cheese toast topper and this wonderful Pad Thai. It works out rather expensive for our budget here, although there are...
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