Recipes

Pumpkin Soup

A wonderful seasonal recipe from Melbourn, Australia.Pumpkin Soup Recipe as featured in my Target Column on 2/10/13. Now we are firmly into Autumn , I thought I would share with you a delicious, seasonal recipe for Pumpkin Soup. This would be ideal for any Hallowee...


Retro Easter Baking Recipes as featured in the Lincolnshire Echo, Target series April 2019

Retro Easter BakingOne of the things I love about old Easter recipes, especially those in my vintage cookbooks from the sixties and seventies are their complete lack of restraint. So, for the Easter weekend I unashamedly present you with a full-on sugar fest! “Retro ...

Retro Easter Baking Recipes as featured in the Lincolnshire Echo, Target series April 2019


Rhubarb and Custard Muffins

For July I’ve chosen one of my favourite seasonal ingredients – Rhubarb. It is versatile, healthy and inexpensive; it can be used in so many ways from pickling to puds.   It doesn’t seem to care too much about the appalling weather we’ve been having and many g...

Rhubarb and Custard Muffins


Sadie's Christmas Cake

A Victorian inspired Chirstmas Cake, rich dark and moist fruit cake, delicious for your traditional Christmas fayre.Victorian ChristmasEarlier this month I was asked by a museum to do some research on what food the Victorians enjoyed eating at Christmas and how they cel...

Sadie's Christmas Cake


Sadies Christmas Pudding

Stir Up Sunday - The Traditional Day to make your Christmas Pudding.“Stir up Sunday”A fine British culinary tradition that’s well worth reviving.This year “Stir Up Sunday” is celebrated on 22nd November 2015. Long before the days of commercially produced puddings, ...

Sadies Christmas Pudding


Sadies Summer Scones

A celebration of the Quintessential Afternoon Tea to Celebrate the Birthday of our famous Lincolnshire Poet Alfed Lord Tennyson.The Quintessential English Afternoon Tea in the Sunshine.As we have been enjoying such a wonderful spell of good weather, I thought we might p...


School trip to Gainsborough Old Hall

A simple recipe adapted from Lord Burgh's Retinue.History Brought to Life at Gainsborough Old HallI wanted to share with you a wonderful day out I had last week with a class of Year Three children from Horncastle Community Primary School. Under the attentive eye of Mrs ...

School trip to Gainsborough Old Hall


Scotch Egg Revival

Lincolnshire Scotch Eggs Scotch Eggs seem to have had a bit of a trendy makeover of late, with all manner of combinations to be found, in all sorts of “foodie” haunts, from festivals, funky street food markets to Michelin star restaurants. Chefs have been getting ...

Scotch Egg Revival


Seville Orange Marmalade

Traditional Marmalade Recipe from the 1960'sOrange MarmaladeThis month’s recipe is for Orange Marmalade. This is a good reliable recipe from the 1960’s using mainly Seville Oranges, which are in season now. It is not quite as bitter as Marmalade made solely with Seville...


Simnel Fairy Cakes and Minted Pea Patties for Carling Sunday

Two Easter Recipes. Simnel Fairy Cakes and Carling Sunday Minted Pea Patties.Recipes and a bit of History too on Carling Sunday Minted Pea Patties and Simnel Fairy CakesOn one of my recent cookery book hunts, I was rummaging in the charity shops of Boston when I found a...

Simnel Fairy Cakes and Minted Pea Patties for Carling Sunday


Spring Lemon Cake

A beautiful cake for Easter and Spring. Bit of Easter food history too and the tale of Molly Grimes.Easter Spring Time BakeWell I don’t know what happened to January and February, do you? It only seems five minutes since the Christmas decs’ came down and here we are run...

Spring Lemon Cake


Steamed Pudding and Jam and authentic 1940s recipe

An authentic 1940's recipet to celebrate the Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival.1940’s Festival in Woodhall Spa turns the clock back seventy years.The time will soon be here when for a weekend in July the whole village goes back in time to the 1940’s. It is of course the Wood...

Steamed Pudding and Jam and authentic 1940s recipe


Strawberry Shortcake

My Strawberry Shortcake recipe fit for the Queen's 90th Birthday Party, as featured in The Target June 2016.Celebrations for the Queens 90th Birthday got underway a couple of months ago when Beacons were lit across the UK at 8pm on the 21st April. Mr and Mrs F...

Strawberry Shortcake


Tarte Owt of Lente

A Tudor recipe created with students of a Heritage Lincolnshire workshop I delivered on Food History and Historical cookery. As featured in The Lincolnshire Echo, Good Taste Magazine and Wolds Scene.I recently had the pleasure of working with 20 fabulous students on a F...

Tarte Owt of Lente


Tribute to Marguerite Patten and Recipe for Baked Corn Potatoes

Tribute to the legendary Marguerite Patten who would have been 100 years old today (4th November 2015) and a delicious recipe for Baked Corn Potatoes. Featured in East Lindsey Target Food and Drink Column.This month’s column is my tribute to one of the nation’s best kno...

Tribute to Marguerite Patten and Recipe for Baked Corn Potatoes


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