Category Archive: Food

The allotment

Those who have visited us in Penylan will note that we have a very lovely, but very modest garden. Said garden has now been substantially taken over with dog and baby play things.… Continue reading

Dairy-free Hey Duggee birthday cake

View this post on Instagram Made a Hey Duggee cake for Henry's #firstbirthday – first time using #fondanticing first #rainbowsponge Turned out quite well. And Henry loved it. #heyduggee #1yearold #oneyearold #baby #toddler… Continue reading

Sunday roast: Leg of pork

In the summer Jim and I bought half a pig from a neighbour of his mum’s in Halse, Somerset. To say this pig is delicious is an understatement. But there’s rather a lot… Continue reading

All the protein! Cockles and black pudding

This is a simple, high protein dish. Its tasty and a great opportunity to talk about the seasonality of shellfish and seafood. What you’ll need (to feed up to a dozen): Three large… Continue reading

Apple chutney

A simple recipe for apple chutney.

Stuffed Lambs’ Hearts

Originally posted on Cardiff Castle Garrison:
At Joust! we decided to have a go cooking some less popular cuts of meat. We went straight to the heart of the matter (ha!) and asked…

#leftoverlunches Cream of mushroom and spring onion soup

Rather than throw out some lovely leftover veg and salad (and a tiny bit of cream) I decided to cook up some tasty soup for James’s and I’s lunch tomorrow. Step 1) Chop… Continue reading

A vegan dish for a medieval palate

Originally posted on Cardiff Castle Garrison:
While most medieval peasantry were not feasting on meat every meal – they probably didn’t cater for vegans either. Along with vegetables, a typical medieval diet in…

Vegetarian friendly Medieval dish – Cheesy Lentils

Originally posted on Cardiff Castle Garrison:
Vegetarian friendly Medieval dish – Cheesy lentils Jayne Lutwyche sometimes produces authentic medieval meals at our events, cooked over our fire. This recipe, and the stewed lambs’…

Salt dough salmon

Originally posted on Cardiff Castle Garrison:
It was my pleasure to cook for the group on the Sunday at our recent show at Chepstow castle. I decided to boldly try something I’d never…