Paprika Stew with Dumplings

This is a failsafe basic dinner.  I wasn’t going to blog it because I thought it’d be too simple and dare I say ‘boring’ to be of any interest to anyone, but just because we eat this virtually every week during the winter, doesn’t mean to say that everyone does; and it would be rude…

Bramley Jelly

The trees are heaving with apples right now, driving down any country road you’ll almost certainly see them being offered for free or for a small donation outside people’s houses.  I have a reliable apple supplier, a good friend of mine with a large tree in her garden, who will keep me in pectin rich…

Frog in a Bog

We’ve celebrated the new year by adding two new birds to our small flock.  They are called Pebbles and Pip, named by both my daughters, and I hope they are welcomed with open wings into the coop.  So far so good, there’s been a bit of posturing, and a bit of squawking, but they now…