Bigos – Meaty Baked Cabbage


This is my attempt at cooking a well know Polish dish – Bigos. It’s stewed cabbage with smoked sausage, mushroom and carrots. I used a Tefal 10 in 1 multi-cooker to get this result but a large saucepan or a Le Creuset Casserole dish will work just as well.

January 21, 2018

Banana Muffins


This recipe is great if you have a bunch of bananas in the fruit bowl that that are starting ripen a bit too much and you need to use a whole batch before they turn for good.

January 16, 2018

2017 – looking back

Allotment Diary

It’s Christmas time and I love this time of year – you can look back on the past 12 months and see what you did right and what you did wrong, but ultimately how can you improve for next year. What aims you would like to achieve and how you’re going to do it, but […]

December 23, 2017

Christmas plants and their meanings

Allotment Diary

I’ve always wondered why some plants are connected to Christmas so I’ve done a little bit of Googling and decided to compile of my notes in one place. Pour a mulled wine and give this a good ole scroll. Poinsettias I’ve always wondered why Poinsettias are connected with Christmas – and we have one in […]

December 17, 2017

Harvesting Desiree potatoes

Desiree, Main Crop Potatoes

Finally a decent crop of potatoes! If you’ve been keeping up with my potato efforts of late you would have seen that I have been rather unsuccessful when it comes to harvesting my spuds – in short they were too few and too small and this didn’t fill me with confidence when it comes to […]

December 9, 2017

#MyRealView on the Carrot Tops plot

Allotment Diary

OK, I’ll admit it – I’m totally guilty of Instagramming my allotment and using the filters to make everything look dreamy and idealistic. I’ll also confess that I’m guilty of positioning things so eloquently so that it really does highlight how great an allotment or a garden can be – which I’m sure, probably doesn’t […]

November 25, 2017