Vegetarian food blog featuring nourishing home cooked recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

The Scintillating Isles of Scilly – A Flying Visit – Plane & Simple

Isles of Scilly Airport View

As I peered out of the plane and the Isles of Scilly first came into view, my heart leapt. I fell in love with these beautiful verdant islands bobbing in a scintillating turquoise sea when I first set foot there at the age of twelve. I couldn’t believe it was already five years since my last visit. I’ve said it before and no doubt will say it again, time has a habit of running away with you. This trip was a flying visit, literally.

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Rustic Rhubarb Galette With Orange Spelt Flaky Pastry

Rustic Rhubarb Galette Slice

Last Sunday I had a fabulous and much needed day out. I finally managed to take my mother to Caerhays Castle to see the magnolias in full bloom. The display was stunning, but to paraphrase an oriental sage, the heart doesn’t crave flowers for long when the belly lacks calories. Thankfully,when I dropped her off back home, I was treated to a bowl of homemade soup, followed by a good look around the garden and a post-prandial raid on the rhubarb patch. The result is this toothsome rustic rhubarb galette with orange spelt flaky pastry.

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We Should Cocoa – The August 2015 Challenge

The Lizard

It’s August, it’s summer and it’s the holiday season – at least it is in this part of the world. So for a free and easy holiday feel, it’s anything goes for this month’s We Should Cocoa.

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Capturing Cornwall: Poppy Pollen

Oriental Poppy
Oriental Poppy

Oriental Poppy as art – first one open down at the plot #CapturingCornwall

Rhubarb Bundt Cake with Ginger Glaze

Rhubarb and Ginger Cake

It was a friend’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and we had been invited over for lunch. This was to be followed by a walk from Respryn Bridge at Lanhydrock to Duchy Nurseries  so we could indulge in a cream tea. But first a cake was in order.

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Capturing Cornwall: Spring at Caerhays Castle

Caerhays Castle

Capturing Cornwall | 22nd April 2015 | By

Capturing Cornwall: Diaspora Gardens, Heartlands

Capturing Cornwall | 15th April 2015 | By

Heartlands' Kiwi

Go south young man. Cornish miners followed the lodes and travelled the world.

Capturing Cornwall: Park Head

Capturing Cornwall | 7th April 2015 | By

Bedruthan Steps

Looking towards Padstow from Park Head near Bedruthan Steps on North Coast on Easter Sunday 2015 (taken with iPhone)