Are Duck Eggs Safe To Eat?

Duck eggs are safe to eat and are especially good for baking as they are larger and if your ducks can free range the yolks are richer from the grazing making the baking lovely. Duck eggs have suffered in the past from a reputation of being a high risk salmonella carrier but I have read … Read more

Asparagus Soup

Asparagus Spears The first asparagus spears have grown in the last week so we have been harvesting the asparagus and eating it fresh. I decided to make asparagus soup and it was delicious and simple to prepare. Asparagus Soup (Serves 2) Ingredients 3 or 4 asparagus spears per person. Butter for sweating the asparagus. 1 … Read more

Can You Eat Garden Snails?

Craig recently asked, “I was just wondering if I could gather snails from my garden and eat them? And if so how would I go about ensuring they were cleaned out ?” What an interesting question that I am sure many people have wondered. I have done a bit of research and found that the Caferouge website … Read more

Honey Glazed Roast Quail

Honey glazed roast quail makes a great starter or gives the roast dinner a sweet taste.  Spread honey mixed with a dash of balsamic vinegar onto the quail and then roast in the oven for no more than 30 minutes on a medium to high heat. If served as a starter, cut the quail in … Read more

Pancake Day

Tuesday was pancake day (Shrove Tuesday) and we decided to have pancakes following the recipe below. Steve also had a go at tossing the pancakes which he did very well.   A Recipe For Pancakes · 4oz / 100g plain flour · pinch of salt · 1 large egg · half pint (300ml) milk · butter / oil 1. Sieve flour … Read more

Roast Quail

Roast quail is quick and easy to prepare. The quail takes about 30 minutes to roast in a medium to hot oven. Add some water to the tin as this will help to keep the meat moist and succulent. Cover the tin with foil for the first 20 minutes and then remove for the last … Read more

Hard Boiled Quail’s Egg

A lovely starter or canape at a party is this hard boiled quail’s eggs with beetroot. It is easy to prepare and very tasty. Ingredients Quail’s eggs – hard boiled. Mayonnaise. Whole grain mustard. Beetroot. Method Hard boil the quail’s eggs for 3 minutes and then allow to cool. Peel the shell from the quail’s … Read more

Creamy Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients Diced chicken. 1 carrot peeled and sliced. 1 courgette sliced. Orange, green, red & yellow peppers deseeded and sliced. Mushrooms sliced. 1 red onion peeled and sliced. Pine nuts. 1 tbsp honey. 1 tbsp lemon juice. Dash of soy sauce. Olive oil. Single cream. Method Heat olive oil and fry diced chicken until cooked. Add onion … Read more

Damson Recipes Needed

  What shall I do with my damsons? What shall I do with my damsons? What shall I do with my damsons, on this Summer’s day? I have a few damsons on the tree that my parent’s bought for Steve and our good friends Cherie and Neil brought us a bag of damsons when they came … Read more