Farmhouse Diaries

  • Chocolate & Pear Tart

    Pear and chocolate is a winning combination and this tart is the perfect winter dessert enhanced further by the ground almonds that delicately flavour the pastry. View Post
  • Simple Goan Fish Curry

    This light and spicy Goan fish curry from Diana Henry's amazing book, Simple, is a real winner in our house. Quick and easy to make and, in our opinion, a much tastier alternative to a weekend takeaway. View Post
  • Parkin

    This sticky cake is traditionally made for Bonfire Night in the north of England and we love to bake up a batch to take out with us, along with some hot chocolate or mulled cider, to enjoy at a local fireworks display. View Post
  • Warm Salad of Roasted Squash & Mushrooms

    This colourful plate uses some of the finest seasonal ingredients - mushrooms, squash and walnuts. One of our favourite recipes from River Cottage, this is a delicious and substantial Autumnal salad, perfect for lunch or dinner. Serves 4Cooking Time: 1 hourIngredients1 butternut squash (about 1kg... View Post
  • October- crisp blue sky days are the perfect time to tidy up!

    October is a beautiful month of autumnal colours and first frosts and marks the start of the autumn leaves falling. View Post
  • St Clements & Rosemary Posset with Blackberries

    Who doesn't love a posset? A delicious, silky rich dessert that is so simple to make yet a real crowd pleaser when you have guests to dinner. View Post
  • Fried Halloumi with Aubergines & Butter Beans

    This delicious Autumnal recipe, from Claire Thomson's New Kitchen Basics book, makes a great vegetarian supper served with pittas or flatbreads to mop up the juice - perfect for a cool dark evening. View Post
  • September - an excellent time for planting

    September is generally an excellent time for planting as the soil is still warm but moisture levels are increasing, which makes perfect conditions for plants to root. View Post