Thinking of buying an Aga?

It can be a hugely daunting decision for some and for others there is no other choice. It used to be much easier too… the only choice between models was 2 or 4 oven and the fuel type. Now there is an Aga for every situation and all delivering the very best cooking experience. You will be amazed at the … Continue reading

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Lizzie’s Macaroni Cheese

The Summer holidays are here. Seven blissful or long (depending on your state of mind) weeks stretch out before you. What plans have you got? Do they all rely on good weather? My daughter is wanting to learn how to cook… she bakes cakes but now she wants to ‘help out’ more. “Fantastic!” I respond less than convincingly. Undeterred she … Continue reading

Cheesy Beer Bread

Cheesy Beer Bread   Every January my mother used to promise to bake all of our bread for our packed lunches that year. This would last for a good couple of weeks until she became dispirited by – a) our lack of enthusiasm b) our endless pleas for ‘shop bought’ c) the reality of her situation (industrious mother who owned … Continue reading

Boozy Bread and Butter Pudding

This is a recipe I wrote for Welsh Border Life, an Easter edition. Boozy Bread and Butter Pudding   This is a great recipe to serve up for a dinner party pud or leave out the brandy for the topping off of a family Sunday roast… that bit prior to the unheeded call for help with the washing up. The … Continue reading

Pork and Cider Casserole

We cooked this recently for the Herefordshire Women in Business group, or WIB to their friends! Either the ladies were just terribly polite or it was a rousing success, hopefully the latter. This serves two, but the recipe easily scaled up for easy entertaining. Use Herefordshire cider and locally reared pork for a real local treat! Ingredients 450g/1lb pork tenderloin, cubed. 3 tbs flour 1 … Continue reading