Monthly archives of “September 2014

baked figs with goats cheese and bacon

Baked figs

No need to reinvent the wheel, at least for everyday meals. Baked figs with goats cheese and bacon are easy, lush and suitably autumnal.

Yellow plum tomatoes from the garden put to good use

Heritage tomatoes

It’s all about the tomatoes. Yellow plum tomatoes, grown outside and picked this month, just sliced and layered on puff pastry with a scattering of thyme leaves, also from the garden. Plum varieties have fewer seeds and more flesh, which means less chance of soggy […]

360 degree views from the helter skelter

Henley Show: a country snapshot

Henley Show is held in the gently lovely valley of Hambleden; rolling fields and ancient woodland cupped like relaxed hands around a clutch of traditional Chilterns brick and flint cottages, the river Thames dawdling through at its own sweet pace. On this picture perfect September […]

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