Posts By: Victoria Straker

Pick me up breakfast

Posted in - Press on July 1st 2020 0 Comments

This morning I am a zombie. Last night I ridiculously for no apparent reason woke up at 1a.m. after falling asleep really quickly a couple of hours before! So after the school run I craved a savoury breakfast and this picked me up, albeit not for long enough, but still, I think the combination may …


Chorizo, Kale and Butterbean

Posted in - Press on June 11th 2020 0 Comments

Nearby we have The Real Cure which makes and sells delicious welfare friendly pork products. Thanks to ls2u, local food has been delivered seemingly effortlessly.

This is a speedy throw it together lunch or dinner and super tasty.

Serves 4

Ingredients400g chorizoOlive Oil Kale600g butterbeans or other white bean (if …


The most delicious leg of lamb recipe, ever!

Posted in - gluten free & Lamb on June 2nd 2020 0 Comments

And it is not down to me, but to the late James Beard,  a brilliant American chef who died aged 81 in 1985.  Among the many things he said on the importance of good food is  ‘If ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.’  And part of his …


Reminder Cookies

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Tea Time on May 12th 2020 0 Comments

Today I was asked for ‘those yummy chewy cookies’ and I really couldn’t remember … so that is where this blog comes into action.  The reason I started this in the first place was because of being chaotic and forgetting recipes so for my own benefit I started this because I would not be able …


Curry Fish Soup

Posted in - Healthy Recipes & Lunch / Dinner & Seafood on May 8th 2020 0 Comments

Happy VE Day!

In the grocer in Sturminster Newton yesterday I found fresh turmeric. Only that morning my mother was saying she wanted to eat it to help various ailments.  So as luck would have it ….




Serves 6

1 aubergine with 1 clove finely slice garlic, olive oil and salt
glug of plain oil (olive, rapeseed …


Leftovers idea

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & leftovers & Lunch / Dinner & Rationing on May 7th 2020 0 Comments

One of few veg I can guarantee Mats will eat (he is 11), is broccoli.  Over enthusiastic about how much he may consume, I had enough leftover for a whole other family lockdown sitting.  Turning sadly pale in colour (the broccoli!) in the fridge, this was the answer, this time anyway.  And you probably will …


Watermelon Salad and gluten free Cheesy muffins

Posted in - Bake & gluten free & Healthy Recipes on May 4th 2020 0 Comments

Adding colour to a lockdown lunch.

Feta Cheese (barrel aged has a lovely subtle flavour)
Black olives

1 tsp mustard
1 clove garlic, crushed
60mls white balsamic or white wine vinegar
120mls rapeseed oil or virgin olive oil

Cheesy Muffins
180g cream cheese
125g cheddar cheese
80g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
160g oats
80g almond flour (or blended ground almonds)
2 tsp gluten free baking powder
1/2 …