SPAGHETTI WITH FRESH TOMATO SAUCE

Never underestimate the deliciousness of this amazingly economical but very nutritious and simple dish. If you have a quantity of cherry tomatoes which need eating, a glut of homegrown, or even some rather sad-looking bought imported tomatoes, then as long as you can find some spaghetti, olive oil, a small onion, two or three garlic…

Delicious Fish for Dinner Parties on a budget

SMOKED MACKEREL PATE and CLASSIC FISH PIE. As promised, here are two more delicious, impressive and absolutely healthy Dinner Party recipes, or even ordinary everyday recipes if you like, for those cost- conscious people like myself, who do not want to compromise at all on quality or taste! Fish on Friday is today’s theme, and…

Stylish Dinner Party Food on a Budget

Now we all know someone who loves to give a dinner party, but who groans afterwards at the cost of it all. Whether you are a debt-ridden student, a young couple desperately saving for a deposit on a home, or a cash- strapped pensioner, you should always have a few good tricks up your sleeve…

Giant Beetroot

This is what happens if you leave a non- monogerm variety of beetroot in the ground all winter. This is Beetroot Chioggia. Fit only for animal fodder now, although they are delicious when young. And the potatoes are in! This year I am growing Epicure, Arran Victory, Belle de Fontenay, Charlotte, King Edward and Pink…

HOT CROSS BUNS, and beat the beast from the East!

If you have never made your own Hot Cross Buns, then I implore you to give it a try. With the Great British Weather being somewhat changeable at present, as it is wont to do at this time of year, and with Easter fast approaching, what could be nicer than to shut yourself away in…