Category: Recipes


So 70’s Pineapple Upside-down Cake

After a busy day helping a local conservation group put up bat boxes in Nethy Bridge, in the Cairngorms we had a quick stirfry tea in the van. Apparently soy sauce makes you need a pudding! Must be the salt. So I’ve just rustled up...

Cherry and Coconut Flapjacks

Cherry and Coconut Flapjacks

We drove the van up into Galloway Forest Park, Britain’s only Dark Sky Park, in fact one of only 4 in the entire world. This means that light pollution in the area is monitored and controlled resulting in stunning views of the stars and planets at...

blueberry swirl cakes

Blueberry Swirl Cupcakes

Rainy afternoons are made for baking, it brings a little sunshine into the house, spreads some cheer. Today was one of those days. The jammy, rippling technique I use in the sponge is something I do often, it can be done with all sorts of...

Chocolate Flapjacks

Chocolate Flapjacks

We were supposed to be on the road today, heading for Dumfriesshire for the weekend then on towards Yorkshire but spring cleaning and repacking the van took much longer than expected. It took two days but now we are ready for the off. I thought...

"Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall" flatbread

Adventures in Aga land

At the beginning of January we spent a week housesitting in rural Lancashire. It was a beautiful house in a very quiet location and there were two dogs to walk. It rained almost the whole week so I spent much of it stood over the...

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