Red Velvet Cake For My Birthday Girl

red velvet cake

It’s that time of year again folks, Idgy’s birthday. Can’t believe that my wee girl is now 17 years old! Where has all the time gone? I feel ancient, a veritable crone when I see how the years have fluttered by and my once cute, cuddly little girl is now a clever, witty, funny and wonderful young woman. How lucky I am to have her, how very, very blessed….

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Weedy Relish

weedy relish by larderlove

By garden is blooming just now. Verdant, lush, bountiful and ever so green. But it is not flowers and veggies that are sprouting with such abundant glee, oh no my friends, it is weeds…….

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Recent Recipes

Asparagus Mimosa

asparagus mimosa by larder love

The sun is shining here on Walton’s Mountain, admittedly not all the time but the weather is improving and with it a sense of wellbeing and hope. I love spring, the colours, the scents, that delicate warmth to the skin that has been missed so much over the long hard winter. I feel I can…

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Wild Garlic Pesto From Wales

wild garlic pesto by larder love

Spring in all her glorious abundance fills the air with fragrance and the land with the joyous bounty of flowers, blossoms and verdant greenery. One such gorgeous green is that of wild garlic and I have never seen it growing in so much profusion as it does in Tenby in Wales at this time of…

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Quick Kedgeree

quick kedgeree

Doesn’t this look lovely and colourful and just a tad spring-like? The weather up here on Walton’s Mountain has really taken on that Spring vibe so I’m throwing off my cloak of comfort food and embracing the slightly lighter and more colourful cuisine. This super quick kedgeree dish is light yet filling and something you…

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Raspberry and Blueberry Jam

raspberry and blueberry jam

Anyone who reads this blog will know I’m a bit of a jam maker and will haul together almost any ingredients to put up preserves when the mood takes me. Sometimes it is a case of using up what’s in the fruit bowl and fridge that fires my preserving and sometimes it is a case…

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Puy Lentil Soup

puy lentil soup

It may be March, there may well be a few daffodils bravely nodding their golden heads in the stiff breeze up here on Waltons Mountain, but deary me my friends, it is still bloody cold! It is still wintery and we are not yet ready to cast off the thermals and embrace salad living, oh…

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Guinness Chutney

guinness chutney

It’s St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, rivers will flow green, shamrocks will be in abundance and the world’s population of Irish will multiply by millions as so many will find an ancestor or two that hail from the Emerald Isle. There are so many wonderful things to conjure with when one thinks of Ireland, but an…

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