Cheese Straws

These cheesy straws make a great snack, dipped in hummus or by their self. You can also server them with soup as they go wonderfully together, and my baby sister loves ’em which is another plus. These taste best when made with cheddar cheese but any block cheese will do (Gouda, Edam, red cheddar, e.g.)


30g butter 150g self-raising flour 75 – 90g grated cheese 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 […]

Wild Garlic Pesto

Wild garlic makes a great pesto to go with pasta

YOU have to be a garlic lover for this dish as it’s got a real zing to it, depending on how fresh the garlic. It’s dead easy to make in just a few minutes.


100 g wild garlic

8 gherkins, chopped

20 capers

1 lemon

50 g parmesan, grated


1. Roughly chop the wild garlic leaves. Add the gherkins, capers and Parmesan cheese […]

Wild Garlic Soup

WHEN wild garlic is in season it’s a fantastic ingredient – and here it’s free and it’s everywhere. This recipe makes a deliciously tasty soup.


250 g wild garlic

50 g butter

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 Manx potato, peeled and chopped into 1cm cubes

1.1 litres stock

150 ml double cream


1. melt the butter in a large pan until foaming, then add the onion and gently fry for 3-4 minutes, or […]