A few weeks ago we spent the most blissful week on that gorgeous Italian island called Sardinia. In fact, we spent it on an island, off the island, called La Maddalena.  It's a sleepy place with pretty beaches reached by a short ferry ride from the...

I love vegetable fritters, love them I tell you. I love the way you can use up odds and ends of veggies, left over from an over enthusiastic market shop or garden glut, to create something tasty, crispy and versatile.  This is the third courgette fritter...

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...

It's all about the courgettes at this time of year. Invariably I plant at least 3 plants thinking that at least one might survive slug attacks. Most of the time they all survive. This year just two made it, but two still gives us at their...

I have a glut of courgettes to use up.. Again.  It happens every year.  I get nervous about our plants germinating/ lose one or two to slugs or frost, then panic plant and end up planting too many. Which then all invariably grow into monsters. Which means we...

This year is the first time I have grown many things, but the veg I think I'm most proud of (today at least) is my aubergine (eggplant) plant. It was bought as a little seedling for me by The Gardener- who had warned me that he...

Somehow we haven't kept on top of eating up all our courgettes. And there are more coming through in the garden thanks to the amazing Autumn weather we've been having. Just as well I love them in all kinds of dishes. This time I've made courgette...

I've started and abandoned more blogs than I care to think. Mostly through frustration at themes and tricky posting than anything else. I'm no techno-phobe, but I generally find I have more pressing things to do than figure out coding, especially during the summer months....