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The Ordinary Cook · 9M ago

Caramel Waffles

I hadn’t tried a stroopwafel until a few years ago. A new Co-op opened up and they had them on their biscuit shelf. Just as we had become addicted they withdrew from their shelves. We found ...
The Ordinary Cook · 10M ago

Elderflower scented Belgian buns

I am testing the ovens in my new kitchen before classes commence and these were my test subjects. As I walk towards my chickens in their pen I have been struck with the delicious scent of th...
The Ordinary Cook · 10M ago

Veg Patch Kitchen’s new kitchen

Further to my last post. Here is the finished kitchen. I have some time now for experimenting with the oven and the space before the first classes in July. It’s very exciting and I absolutel...
The Ordinary Cook · 11M ago

Veg Patch Kitchen

I have been neglecting this poor blog. Not because I want to, but because life has been busy. My cookery school, Veg Patch Kitchen, has overtaken my time and energy. I am really pleased with...
The Ordinary Cook · 1Y ago

Hotel Chocolat Easter treats

Easter is almost upon us and in this house that means an Easter Egg hunt on Easter Sunday. I  (cough) The Easter Bunny writes a load of clues and hides them round the garden, each clue havin...
The Ordinary Cook · 1Y ago

Coffee cake

This is a cake that I make a lot, but for some reason, not known even to me, I have never posted it here. Sometimes I add 50-100g walnuts to make it into a coffee and walnut cake. Either way...
The Ordinary Cook · 12M ago

Whey cake

I have been making a fair amount of my own soft cheese lately, experimenting with recipes before I run a course on Home Dairying at Acton Scott next year. The benefit of all this cheese maki...
The Ordinary Cook · 12M ago

Dotcomgiftshop

Dotcomgiftshop recently listed twenty-five of their favourite baking blogs and I was thrilled to be included in the list. They also kindly sent me one of their recipe tins, which is very han...
The Ordinary Cook · 12M ago

Make it Easy Cookbook

I was kindly sent a copy of Jane Lovett’s Make it Easy Cookbook to review. The introduction to Jane’s book leaves you in no doubt that this is a woman that you can trust to deliver recipes t...
The Ordinary Cook · 12M ago

Green tomato and marrow chutney

I am sure that I normally make my chutney earlier than this, but this autumn has been so unseasonably mild that my tomatoes have just continued to give. A week or so ago I knew that it was f...