Oven Roasted Veggies

One of thee most popular posts on my this blog is one for roasted vegetables.. I absolutely adore them, so when  I made some last week, i grabbed the camera and took a pic of their lovlieness just before going into the oven.

In the Tray We’ve got ~ ~

  • Red Peppers
  • Desiree Potatoes
  • Mushrooms
  • Plum Baby Tomatoes
  • 2 heads of garlic
  • Red Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Bunches of Thyme & Basil
  • Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinegar
Throw them in the oven until the potatoes are cooked through .. then serve and enjoy ūüôā

Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap ~ Coprinellus micaceus

I have these growing in abundance at the top of my garden they are Coprinellus micaceus  also known as the Glistening Ink Cap / Mica Ink Cap.

  • Has a creamy or fawn cap with glistening particles over the surface on young fruit bodies. These disappear or wash off with age.
  • Common Name:¬†Mica ink-cap, Glistening ink-cap
  • Found:¬†Grasslands
  • Substrate:¬†Berried decaying wood
  • Spores:¬†Black
  • Height:¬†100 mm
  • Width:¬†50 mm
  • Season:¬†Any time of the year after rain.
  • Edible:¬†Yes


I’ve not posted on here for a long time… and it’s been getting a tad neglected, so today I decided to put this to rights.

My hubby bought me a new camera last week, its a Nikon Coolpix L100, i’m still getting used to it and have had a few really beautiful pictures and some real disasters lol….

So my post today is pictures from around Scotland.. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did snapping them ūüôā


A Jacob Ram snapped with his little lady friend… (Joan over at Mudranch would prob like to see this one ūüėČ )



Some fungi growing up in the top corner of my garden…



A ruined building in the middle of a field just outside the village of Strathmiglo.. notice the crow sitting on the top right ledge.



Finally a close up shot of Hovis, my birman cat… I just love the expression on his face, the sun was shining in his face so he kinda screwed his face up a bit…


Garlic Mushrooms on Toast


Frugal Jumbo Garlic Mushrooms on Toast.

I popped round to my local supermarket last night as I needed to pick up some cat food, and whilst I was in there I spied some Jumbo Mushrooms reduced to 5p per packet, an absolute bargin! I bought 2 packs.. so on the way home I had plans whizzing round in my head of everything I could make with them…¬† Garlic Mushrooms on toast…. Cream of Mushroom Soup…. and a mushroom pilaf… yumm..

So.. today I have already made lunch (above) the Cream of Mushroom soup is on the cooker bubbling away as I type this and as for the mushroom pilaf, that will be made tomorrow ūüôā

For the Garlic Butter I used :

  • Lightly Salted butter softened (at room temp)
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • about a teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Mix all the above until combined well
  • Turn the mushrooms upside down and Spread the butter all over
  • Place in an ovenware dish and bake in the oven at 180 degrees C for 15 minutes
  • Place a couple of slices of bread in the toaster
  • When the mushrooms and toast are cooked, place the toast on a plate, pour the excess garlic butter from the dish all over the toast, then place a mushroom on each slice and enjoy with a cup of hot tea


Trip to the Farm Shop…


This afternoon my daughter and I took a trip along to our local farm shop to buy our veggies for the coming week, the cows were outside today so we took a picture of them.

Inside the farm shop there was loads and loads of seasonal produce, we bought:-




Carrots (normal ones)

Carrots (purple, yellow and light orange variety)

Green and Red Peppers

Ordinary Onions

Red Onions


Flat Leafed Parsley

MacIntosh Red Apples

Purple Sprouting Brocolli

and my daughter wanted a pineapple so we bought one of those too :o)

We have friends coming round this evening so i’m heading into the kitchen to make a nice chicken curry, some pilaf rice and some naan bread.

I’m going to make some fresh tomato¬†salsa too, its very yummy, recipe and pics to follow.

¬†Anyway… if anyone reading my blog is local (fife) here is the details of my local farm shop… its well worth a visit.¬†¬† Nancy is really friendly, when I was chatting to her today she was telling me she cant believe how busy she is, the more people that buy local and boycott supermarkets the better… !!

Nancy Wishart

Bankhead Farm