It’s cold. It’s blustery. And all you want to do is snuggle up under a blankie and binge watch a box set.  But you can't.. You got Things to do & People to see..  WAAAAAA! Don't worry this richly smooth soup is here with it’s glorious uplifting colour...

It's the 1st of November, which means it's World Vegan Day ! As a celebration of the best kinds of vegan food I had planned on making all kinds of amazing things, and I have some great new recipes waiting in the wings to show...

When I went into the kitchen to make this, I had originally decided to make a lasagna to use up a huge quantity of Bolognese 'mince'  sauce that I had cooked the previous night. But then I realised that I didn't have any pasta sheets. And...

This risotto was originally only going to be made so I could make arancini - those crunchy yummy risotto balls with a hidden centre surprise that are perfect for serving at parties. The idea was to make...

I PROMISE you  it has nothing to do with weirdo diets. And everything to do with I hate to fail in my gardening efforts.  Those of you who grow cauliflowers will understand. Despite netting, protecting and slug removal my cauliflowers this year have ended up as so : 3 about the...

The days are getting colder and the nights are drawing in, yet the sunshine is still peaking through and the veggies that have been ripened and warmed over the summer are coming into their own.  The fields in our area are full of sweet corn and...

We've been rather successful growing squash this year, for the first time, well,- ever. Apart from 4 cute as a button mini butternuts they're all acorn squash, which means that I am unlikely to be doing much soup making. However  I will be doing a...

I love reading about food from - well, everywhere & anywhere. Knowing about how recipes came about, the way it made the author feel when they ate it, how their granny, or mother, or uncle made it, or insisted on eating it in a certain way to...

We've been in a little disarray here at Poppy and the Bees. First of all we had my parents staying, which was lovely but meant that although I've been cooking loads, I haven't had much time for both writing and photography, so I have a...

I hadn't planned to make chutney this year, but faced with nearly a kilo of green tomatoes that just refused to ripen and a sack of apples that our neighbours brought around from their tree, I had to do something. I hate wasting food, especially...