East Coast Sailing, long weekend, August 2020

Just three nights at sea on our beloved Ranger was all it took in these troubled times to make us feel like we had holidayed like Kings! I often wonder what other sailing folk require from their boats in terms of holidays. Is it to enjoy many a cracking salty sail? Is it to have…

Twinkle, twinkle little star…..Elderflower Cordial to make in May

Right now, at the end of May in South East England, is the time to go and pick a large, double handful of just opened elderflower heads, with which to make the ridiculously easy, but exquisitely delicious Elderflower Cordial. All you need are a few lemons and oranges, around a kilo of granulated sugar, and…

Homemade Baked Beans, and how to feed the family very cheaply

Still in lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and fast running out of funds, let alone inspiration, with which to provide two square meals a day to six fully grown homeworkers, I thought I would see if I could make my own baked beans. Only criteria being that they must taste as least as good…

Economical Dinner Party Recipe for the busy Cook……Kipper Pate!

Everybody needs a quick, delicious and cheap Dinner Party recipe up their sleeve! Kipper Pate does not sound the most inspiring of things, but believe me when I say this is quite marvellous and will get you many compliments. And currently costing between £1 and £2 for a single good quality loose kipper from the…