Savoury Granola

I don’t know about you but in spite of my good intentions (mastering the art of watercolour painting, getting to grips with my abysmal French and Spanish language skills, reading improving books), the Coronavirus lock-down has led to me gorging on trashy novels, trashier TV programmes and an awful lot of snack food. Continue reading

Mrs Portly’s Bloomers

I love turkey and all the assorted trimmings as much as anyone. I even love sprouts. But  it is possible to overdose not just on the food but all the Christmas-related recipe features you get at this time of the year.

So I thought I’d share some of my culinary disasters instead, with their remedies where possible. Continue reading

National Vegetarian Week

Image of the Portly veg plot

The UK Vegetarian Society has declared May 19-24 to be National Vegetarian Week.

Regular readers will know I’m a confirmed carnivore but I do cook quite a lot of veggie recipes, partly for non-meat-eating friends, partly because they make a pleasant and healthy change and partly because Him Outdoors is a demon gardener and we have a lot of home-grown fresh veg. A keen eye will spot the baby broad beans behind the chives.

So to save you from trawling through a year’s worth of recipes, here are my edited vegetarian highlights. Continue reading