Farmhouse Diaries

  • May - enough of that cold weather, bring on some heat!

    Nature can play cruel tricks and be challenging to us gardeners due to the cold, frosty, dry conditions we had in April. Our gardens haven’t put on the spurt we expected, quite the opposite from last year. View Post
  • French Toast

    French Toast is the perfect slow weekend breakfast, enjoyed around the kitchen table with plenty of freshly brewed coffee, the papers and lots of family conversation. We like to top our fresh toast with fresh berries and yogurt but the options are endless; bacon and maple syrup, fruit compote, ho... View Post
  • Salmon & Spring Vegetable Stew

    This creamy fish stew is perfect to enjoy alfresco in the first of the Spring sunshine. The addition of the persillade will really cut through the richness of the dish with its amazing parsley, lemon and garlic flavours. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 leek, trimmed and thinl... View Post
  • Rhubarb Cake

    With rhubarb now in season, this delicious zingy cake is perfect as a pudding or with a cuppa in the afternoon. View Post
  • April - the month the garden really takes off!

    It's not just the plants you want to grow that are going for it at this time of year; weeds are doing their best to take over too! Little and often is a great approach for weeding. Tackling them regularly means you remove them before they get too established, which will save lots of time in the l... View Post
  • Cinnamon Buns

    As a family, we love a cinnamon bun and you just can't beat a homemade one. Soft, fluffy and gooey in the middle, this recipe makes 12 buns. View Post
  • Pork & Cider Casserole

    This delicious creamy casserole will really fill your home with amazing aromas before it delivers a hearty meal for your family and friends.

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  • March - hooray, Spring is here at last!

    We certainly have had every kind of weather thrown at us last month. Make the most of longer days and warming soil to prepare your garden for the growing season. It's all systems go! Get cracking and complete any jobs that had to be abandoned last month due to bad weather.   Evergreen ShrubsNow ... View Post