Goodbye Frugal January, Hello Frugal February!

The frugality was intended to last one month, Mr Osborne, his mate Dodgy Dave and the previous occupants Plebgate Street have scuppered that.  To be honest, we have eaten very well, in fact we have eaten very, very well. Looking back over the month the food has been varied and thanks to a well stocked […]

Winter Vegetable and Lentil Bake

We are still in frugal January and do you know what? we are loving it! It has given us a good reason to raid the store cupboard and use up the contents before any impending use by dates.  The freezer likewise needs a stock take and emptying in preparation for the spring and summer gluts. […]

Bacon Butty anyone?

Sunday Morning.  Lincolnshire.  Cold, snow covered and crisp.  Perfect for a nice long dog walk.  Poppy and Audrey loved it, funnily enough, so did Sally and I. We knew that waiting for us at home was a warmly glowing woodburner. In the kitchen a pack of bacon lay waiting, a teapot stood ready. Can anything […]

Japanese Mackerel

This meal was a long time in the planning, I first saw the recipe for it nearly a year ago and decided that one day I would cook it.  The chance came when we were given a two freshly caught, Whitby mackerel.  Unfortunately we had other plans and the fish, once cleaned and gutted, were […]