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Easter roast lamb

This is a lovely and simple way to cook lamb. The herbs and lemon cut through the fattiness of shoulder of lamb and zing on the palette – especially with the addition of the caper mint sauce! In case you’re interested this is locally reared lamb from Jen-Dee farm under two miles away.  You can…

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Little fish

On Sunday I was going to cook a cassoulet but then it  was 19 degrees and the menu changed to souvlaki.  We had white bait in the freezer so I cooked those too! Sadly there was no retsina…

4th March

Skipping not walking!

This morning was just beautiful.  Blue skies shrouded in mist with the sun beginning to break through.  It was cold and there was some frost on the ground but the sky larks were in good song and I literally walked rather than skipped along the country lanes!

Food and recipes

Lemony pheasant recipe

Lemony pheasant

  As I type the house is filling with the lovely lemony smell of this fab but simple dish! In case you’re wondering the photos you see here are of a previous incarnation – known in the trade as one that I made earlier! Being a Norfolk country girl pheasant has always been a favourite…

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Pickled lemons

I’ve been making these lovely pickled lemons for years from a recipe in an old BBC paperback called the Perfect Pickle Book. It’s one of those battered books that I come back to every year at this time of the year as the recipes are just spot on – even though the hand knitted jumper…

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Blackcurrant and blueberry jam therapy

Life has been very hectic over the past few weeks to say the least !  Work has been manic and we have my mother in law Dora living with us as she is very frail and her previous living situation became intolerable. She was doing really well until a couple of weeks ago when she suffered another…

Morning walk

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The unveiling of spring

This week has been a mixed bag of weather. It started with the equinox on Monday which was cold and wet and miserable. But as the week has gone on the sun has taken over and slowly but surely things are warming up. As always I’ve been out walking every morning – taking the same…

Foggy Halloween sunrise

It was one of those beautiful ethereal mornings today – with the dew hanging off cobwebs and the sun gradually burning through the heavy fog.  Every where I looked there were photos! As usual on my morning walk all of the photos below were taken on my mobile phone.  

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That was September

Mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that jazz. Summer stayed for the whole of September with record temperatures and lots of blue skies. As I type October has arrived grey and wet and my sandled feet are cold…

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