June, 2015

Honey and mustard kebabs

Honey and mustard kebabs

Last weekend we had to work hard to move everything out of the garden so that work on the paving could start. So we thought we’d make life a little easier and not overdo things on the barbecue front this time 🙂 We continued to perfect our mess-tin sweetcorn recipe as a starter, and then […]

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  27th June 2015   No comments
Tea in the rubble

Tea in the rubble

Work has started on the hard landscaping for the garden – a large patio, paths and hard standing for two sheds (or a shed and a greenhouse) will appear soon. We’ve had to move everything out of the way for the work to be done, and the garden is more or less unuseable. It won’t […]

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  23rd June 2015   No comments
Power cut tea

Power cut tea

One of the things Ryan and I like to do is sit and make a cup of tea in the garden, for which we use a Kelly Kettle that can quickly boil water using very little fuel (even in inclement weather). We’ll enjoy it even more when the garden is finished and we have somewhere […]

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  18th June 2015   No comments
Toasting giant marshmallows

Toasting giant marshmallows

Like new potatoes and asparagus, giant American marshmallows are clearly in season at the moment – they’re appearing in all the shops. We spotted them in our local garden centre (!) and, fresh from the success of our inaugural marshmallow toasting, we thought we’d set ourselves a challenge and see whether we could repeat it […]

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  16th June 2015   No comments
Eyes bigger than our bucket

Eyes bigger than our bucket

Clearly we didn’t learn our lesson from our first slightly overambitious bbq meal, because last weekend we found ourselves with another 3-course meal to book on the little bucket bbq. The appetizer was supposed to be some corn cobs, which the internet assured us could be cooked wrapped in foil (they arrived with us without […]

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  13th June 2015   No comments
An over-ambitious BBQ feast

An over-ambitious BBQ feast

As previously mentioned, over the last Bank Holiday weekend I got a little over-ambitious with the outdoor cooking, given that we still only have the small bucket bbq to cook on. For some reason I decided it was time to try a three-course lunch. For the starter I recreated the mess tin asparagus that worked […]

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  6th June 2015   No comments
Pimms original pitcher

Pimms original pitcher

A summer pitcher of Pimms is a recipe for delight. Prep: 10 mins Ingredients Pimm’s No. 1 Lemonade Ice Botanicals: Mint leaves, cucumber slices, orange slices, strawberries* Method In your pitcher, mix 1 part Pimms’ No. 1 with 3 parts lemonade Add ice Top with the botanicals, stir and serve 🙂 * traditionally, the cucumber […]

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  4th June 2015   No comments

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