Recipes

Lincolnshire Plum Loaf

Lincolnshire Plum Loaf – a Delicious Local Speciality to make for the Festive Season.My recipe for you this month is for a Traditional Plum Loaf, based on an historic recipe which originates from the Alford area. It dates back to the time when my Great Great Grandm...

Lincolnshire Plum Loaf


Lincolnshire Sausage and Asparagus Flan

A wonderful Spring recipe that makes the most of our wonderful local produce.British Asparagus Season is UnderwayThe British Asparagus season is underway, considered a delicacy and a star of the vegetable world. It is labour intensive to grow and has a very short season...

Lincolnshire Sausage and Asparagus Flan


Lincolnshire Sausage Bramley Onion and Potato Plait and Individual Bramley Apple Spice Cakes

Two lovely Autumn recipes using seasonal Bramley Apples, featured in The Target October 2015.Bramley Apple Recipes for AutumnWith the apple season well under way, my two recipes for you this month make use of one of our most well known and loved apples - The Bramley See...

Lincolnshire Sausage Bramley Onion and Potato Plait and Individual Bramley Apple Spice Cakes


Lincolnshire Scotch Eggs and Strawberry and Rhubarb PicNic Pies

Delicious Scotch Eggs using local free range eggs and our multi award winning sausage meat. Strawberry and Rhubarb picnic pies using seasonal produce.In Britain, we have a long history and fondness for picnics. Their origins can be traced back to the medieval hunting fe...

Lincolnshire Scotch Eggs and Strawberry and Rhubarb PicNic Pies


Love your Festive Leftovers

Three adaptable recipes to use up those festive leftovers. Deep fill Cheese, Ham and Red Pepper Quiche, No Bake Chocolate Refrigerator Cake and Date and Ginger Slab Cake.Happy New Year to you and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa brought you what you wa...

Love your Festive Leftovers


Luxury Mushroom Soup

Delicious warming soup for Autumn and Winter, made with port to add a touch of luxury to this humble dish. Featured in The Target, Lincolnshire Echo, Retford Times, Good Taste Magazine and Wolds Scene Autumn 2016.Few foods seem to represent Autumn more than the humble m...

Luxury Mushroom Soup


Maslin Bread and Medieval Filo Purses

A taste of our Medieval Past.On the only day so far this year that has seen snow, I braved the elements and ventured to Boston for the unlikely mission of a medieval cooking course. Being an  obsessive  collector of old recipes and cookbooks,  I was, desp...

Maslin Bread and Medieval Filo Purses


May Day May Pole Cake

Turn a traditional Victoria Sandwich into a May Day treat.This month my column focusses on the customs of May Day and my recipe for you is a traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake with a May Day twist.We have an abundance of Spring Festivals to choose from this month and ne...

May Day May Pole Cake


Merry Go Rounds

A Genuine World War I Recipe.This year marks the centenary of the First World War, with events planned throughout 2014. Looking at this dark period in our history from a food perspective is a difficult one, as there are many different accounts and reports to take into c...

Merry Go Rounds


Mini Ploughmans Cottage Rolls to celebrate Plough Monday

Mini Cottage Rolls featured in Target column January 15th 2015 to celebrate Plough Monday (Plough Monday falls on 11th January in 2016).Well we seem to have nearly got half way through the first month of the year already. The Twelfth Night has been and gone, the “decs” ...

Mini Ploughmans Cottage Rolls to celebrate Plough Monday


No 99 Flake Cakes

Great little party fairy cakes to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations. As featured in Spring edition of Wolds Scene.My recipe for this latest edition of Wolds Scene is for No 99 Flake Cakes, they definitely have the wow factor, but are deceptively easy to ma...

No 99 Flake Cakes


Picnics for Motorists Caroway Seed Straws and Queen Cakes

Portable picnic friendly dishes are needed this month, as April presents us with a bit of a travel theme.  I’ve chosen two vintage recipes that fit the bill nicely.  The first one is for Caraway Seed Straws; this old fashioned ingredient is normally associated...

Picnics for Motorists Caroway Seed Straws and Queen Cakes


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

A retro bake as featured in the Nov/Dec 2016 edition of Wolds Scene Delicious served hot as a pud or cold as a cake - yum!We are going a bit retro for my latest recipe, with a comforting classic – Pineapple Upside Down Cake. There are countless versions of this recipe a...

Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Potato Petes Potato and Watercress Soup

A wartime recipe for 70th Anniversary of VE Day.This year marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, VE Day. The 8th May 1945 marked the formal acceptance by The Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces, thus marking...

Potato Petes Potato and Watercress Soup


Pumpkin Soup

A wonderful seasonal recipe from Melbourn, Australia.Pumpkin Soup Recipe as featured in my Target Column on 2/10/13. Now we are firmly into Autumn , I thought I would share with you a delicious, seasonal recipe for Pumpkin Soup. This would be ideal for any Hallowee...


Rhubarb and Custard Muffins

For July I’ve chosen one of my favourite seasonal ingredients – Rhubarb. It is versatile, healthy and inexpensive; it can be used in so many ways from pickling to puds.   It doesn’t seem to care too much about the appalling weather we’ve been having and many g...

Rhubarb and Custard Muffins


Sadie's Christmas Cake

A Victorian inspired Chirstmas Cake, rich dark and moist fruit cake, delicious for your traditional Christmas fayre.Victorian ChristmasEarlier this month I was asked by a museum to do some research on what food the Victorians enjoyed eating at Christmas and how they cel...

Sadie's Christmas Cake


Sadies Christmas Pudding

Stir Up Sunday - The Traditional Day to make your Christmas Pudding.“Stir up Sunday”A fine British culinary tradition that’s well worth reviving.This year “Stir Up Sunday” is celebrated on 22nd November 2015. Long before the days of commercially produced puddings, ...

Sadies Christmas Pudding


Sadies Summer Scones

A celebration of the Quintessential Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the Birthday of our famous Lincolnshire Poet Alfed Lord Tennyson.The Quintessential English Afternoon Tea in the Sunshine.As we have been enjoying such a wonderful spell of good weather, I thought we might p...


School trip to Gainsborough Old Hall

A simple recipe adapted from Lord Burgh's Retinue.History Brought to Life at Gainsborough Old HallI wanted to share with you a wonderful day out I had last week with a class of Year Three children from Horncastle Community Primary School. Under the attentive eye of Mrs ...

School trip to Gainsborough Old Hall


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