WELCOME
As you see, I love to cook and it's such a joy cooking with vegetables and herbs we grow in Our Vintage Garden. Here you will find recipes, vegetable profiles and heirloom suggestions. I hope you enjoy your visit.

  Dee

 

IN THE PANTRY
The better stocked your Pantry, the easier your meals will be to prepare. The pantry is your saviour, whether you need to save money, need to whip up a meal in an instant or you simply don't fancy that  trip to the shops.

 

 

BREAKFAST

Rise & Shine
Breakfast Ideas

Chucky Egg & Soldiers
How do you like yours?

Scrambled Eggs with Mushrooms
Treat for Two

Scotch Pancakes
Little Breakfast Treats

Kippers
Traditional & Tasty


Poached Eggs on Toast
Filling & Nutritious

    Kedgeree    
Colourful and Tasty

Omelette
Get Cracking!

 

CATCH OF THE DAY

Fish Pie

Fabulous Fish
Ways with fish

 Fish Fingers 
Everyones's Favourite

Salmon Fish Cakes
Really easy Friday fishcakes

Herb-Crusted Salmon with Vine Roasted Tomatoes
A perfect combination

 Grilled Trout with Lemon & Almonds 
Rich in valuable oils

Spiced Mackerel with Tomato Salsa Salad
Full of  flavour

Fish & Chips
Beer batter & Chunky chips

Linguine with Sardines
Fresh & Tasty

SALAD BAR

Lettuce & Leaves
Fabulous variety of greens

Salad Dressings
Homemade & tasty

 Crunchy Coleslaw 
Nice on the side

Ploughman's Lunch
Goes down well with a pint of cider

Egg & Potato Salad
Cracking!

BAKERY

Focaccia
Delicious topped with herbs

Tortillas
Everyones favourite

Naan Bread
Serve with Curry

Pizza
Topped with fresh veggies!

Hot Cross Buns
Spiced Easter buns


Scones
Split & serve with fruity jam & cream

Cheese Scones
Great with tomato soup

Mince Pies
Traditional Christmas fare

Chelsea Buns
Sweet & Sticky

 FRUITS, BERRIES & NUTS

NUTS
Go Nutty

BERRIES
Very berry good

APRICOTS
Try them roasted with honey

PEACHES, PLUMS & NECTARINES
Try a great peach cobbler!

APPLES & PEARS
A Fall delight

FIGS
Great on the BBQ

ORANGES, LEMONS & LIMES
Add some sunshine to your dishes

POMEGRANATES
Crimson Jewels

CHERRIES
Delicious with chocolate

MELONS
Sweet & Juicy

MANGOES
A taste of the exotic

AVOCADO
Its a fruit!

 

CAKES & DESSERTS


Blackberry Crumble
Serve with lashings of custard

Spiced Apple Puds
A sweet little pud

 
Baked Apples
Drunken Apples are fun :)

Coffee & Walnut Cake
A teatime treat

Lemon Drizzle Cake
A cake with zing!

Victoria Sponge Cake
Serve with Afternoon Tea


Chocolate & Pear Sponge
Wonderful Combination

Pumpkin Pie
Delicious dessert for Thanksgiving celebrations

Traditional Simnel Cake
A lovely light fruit cake layered with marzipan

 Figgy Pudding
Stir it up!


Apple Pie
An old favourite

Bread & Butter Pudding
A great way to use up day-old bread

Fairy Cakes
Sweet little cakes

 Lemon Meringue Pie 
A zingy dessert

Rhubarb Crumble
With Homemade Custard

Banana Bread
 Great with raisens

 Fruit Loaf
 Grandma's favourite

 

IN THE DAIRY

Butter
A Variety of Flavoured Butters

Cheese
Varieties & Recipes 

The Cheeseboard
A Perfect Ending

Baked Rice Pudding
Comfort food

Custard
A lovely homemade treat

 

VEGETABLES

TOMATOES
Ideas for ripe & green tomatoes

GARLIC
Bring out its mellow side

MUSHROOMS
Batter them, roast them and more

BEET GREENS
Their the tops!

CELERIAC
A funny looking but tasty root

RADISH
Greens & Roots

PEPPERS
Stuff em & eat em

POTATOES
Using potatoes in a new way

CHICORY
Try it raw or cooked

 KALE
Its history and uses

 CUCUMBERS 
Bake them. Fry them. Many ways to use the humble cuke

CAULIFLOWER
Try Indian style Gobi

PUMPKINS & SQUASHES
Fun to grow and great comfort food

SPINACH
A leafy Spring favourite

LEEKS
Great in soups and casseroles

PEAS
A Spring delight

COURGETTES
Zucchini anyone?

ASPARAGUS
Try it with parmesan

AUBERGINES /EGGPLANT
Try it in a delicious curry

CABBAGE
Try the coleslaw with your favourite BBQ

FENNEL
Recipes and a little history

CORN
Try it with an herb butter!

SWISS CHARD
The leaves can be used as meat wraps!

GREEN BEANS
A favourite in the garden and on the table

CARROTS
Many uses for the humble carrot

BEETROOT
Fantastic roasted

HORSERADISH
Herb or vegetable?

BRUSSEL SPROUTS
Taste best after a touch of frost

KOHLRABI
Vegetable sputnik

SWEDE
Yellowy-orange flesh, with a sweet, earthy flavour

ONIONS
Delicious uses for the humble onion

PARSNIPS
A winter root with a sweet, earthy flavour

TURNIPS

an ancient vegetable

LENTILS & BEANS

Nutritious & filling

SWEET POTATOES 
Scrub them & bake them in their jackets

CELERY
Crunchy texture and a refreshing taste

BROCCOLI
Partners with almost any fish and meat dish
 

JERSUALEM ARTICHOKE / SUNCHOKE
An odd-shaped root

DAIKON
A Giant Radish

RHUBARB
Vegetable or fruit?

BROAD BEANS
 
Emerald Jewels

SOUPS

Potato & Celery
Like my Grandma made

Spiced Carrot & Lentil
A lovely warming soup

Creamy Cauliflower
Serve with cheesy croutons

Cannellini Bean & Vegetable
A filling, comforting soup

French Onion
Rustic and richly flavoured

Carrot & Ginger
Serve with a sprinkle of chopped herbs

Pea
Nice with crusty bread

Farmhouse Vegetable
A hardy vegetarian soup

Spicy Parsnip
Serve with a sprinkle of cumin seeds

Squash & Sweet Potato
Delicious served with cheese on toast

Creamy Leek & Potato
Creamy and full of flavour

Tomato
Fantastic with cheese scones

Chicken Soup
Wholesome and Filling

Minestrone
A Big Soup

Celeriac
A tasty root Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup
Hearty Vegetarian Broth

Cream of Onion Soup
Perfect on a cold Winters day

Scotch Broth
Hearty & Filling

MEAT & POULTRY

Turkey Recipes
Not just for Christmas

Beef Stew & Dumplings
Everyone loves dumplings

Meatloaf
An old favourite

Toad in the Hole
A traditional English recipe


BBQ
Fire up the barbie!

 

Sweet Sticky Pork Ribs
Finger licking good!

Stir-fried Chicken & Greens
Fast and tasty!

Chicken Tikka Masala
Serve up a Curry feast

TRADITIONAL ROASTS

Roast Beef Dinner
Sunday Best  

  Traditional Roast Chicken Dinner
A family favourite

Roast Pork & Crackling
Easy to cook and tastes so good!

Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary & Garlic
Succulent Sunday Roast

Glazed Gammon with Maple Syrup & Mustard
Lovely with baked apple sauce

SAUCES & DIPS

Fresh Basil Pesto
Great with fish

A selection of Cranberry Sauces
Scarlet red little berries


Redcurrant Sauce
Perfect with rich meats -  goose, duck & pork

Mint Sauce
Complements lamb beautifully

Tartare Sauce
Serve with catch of the day

 Onion Sauce 
Goes well with roast meats

Parsley Sauce
Delicious spooned over fish

Cheese Sauce
Just about everyones favourite!

Bread Sauce
An old-fashioned accompaniment to roast dinner

Horseradish Sauce
Hot & Fiery!

Houmous
Serve with warmed pitta breads

 

JAMS, CHUTNEYS, RELISHES & PICKLES

JAMS
Preserve the taste of summer

 CHUTNEYS,RELISHES & PICKLES 
Delicious with a hunk of chedder