• Courgette and ricotta muffins

    We had a picnic at Iken Cliff Car park, looking at this view of the Alde estuary and Iken Church. It’s glut time for courgettes as our Orford Country Market courgette plants are doing well. The Poundland pots, the Tomorite feeds and copious watering has obviously done the trick. We ate courgette muffins, from the book,

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  • Elderflower vinegar

    As well as the elderflower fritters, we made elderflower vinegar. I got the idea from Diana Henry’s book, Salt, Sugar, Smoke which I have been hooked on this summer. I picked a lot of elderflower blossoms, enough to fill this basket. Then I picked the little flower heads off and crammed them into a coffee

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  • Elderflower fritters

    Sometimes cooking just has to be fun and not the daily grind of putting a meal on the table each night. Eating blossom covered in batter is just that. The elderflower at the bottom of the garden is late to flower this year, but it meant that we could pick some blossom and go straight

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  • Banana bread

    Dinghies sailing on the River Alde with Orford Ness and the pagodas in the distance Sometimes I try a recipe and it doesn’t work or it’s all right but nothing special. But then sometimes I make something and think, oh my goodness, this is it. That’s what happened in my quest for a banana bread

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  • Chocolate nemesis

    Dinghies on the river with Orford Ness and the lighthouse in the background.   Chocolate nemesis is one of the most famous puddings from the River Cafe and used to be notoriously difficult to make. Then Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray published River Cafe Easy which simplified some of the recipes. I was still a

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