On Mel and Sue chat show…

Last Thursday I was lucky enough to be the featured home cook on ‘Mel and Sue’ the new daytime TV chat and cook show on ITV.

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It was a great experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would love to do it again! I cooked with rabbit and herbs which I had taken from our smallholding and also got to take a guest with me – my dad Peter who was at the start of the programme.

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Sue and Mel were absolutely lovely and it was great chatting with them in the practice run, and meeting all the different people who made the show what it is including the food people, camera people and floor people. Was great fun to interact with Warwick and Nick on the show whilst cooking too.

Here is the link to the recipe: http://www.itv.com/melandsue/recipes/herb-crusted-rabbit

Here is the link to watch it on ITV player if you fancy popping over: https://www.itv.com/itvplayer/mel-and-sue/series-1/episode-4

photo 3Was a highlight at the end when I got to give Mel and Sue some of our home-grown chicken eggs from our lovely ladies including Lady Sussex and Nutmeg our little Bantam!

Overall, it was a fantastic day and experience and it was great to meet all the lovely people including Martha and Glyn who got me all settled in, many thanks!

Katy, The Good Life In Practice xx

including Lady Sussex and Nutmeg the little bantam!

The Good Life In Practice on TV!

So some very, very exciting news from The Good Life In Practice Smallholding – we will be on ITV this week!

Exciting and lucky news I (Katy) will be on the 4th episode of the new Mel & Sue TV programme for ITV this week coming. The new show starts on Monday and is 4-5pm on the main ITV channel. It is a mixture of 2 celebrities each day chatting to Mel and Sue and a real life cook making a dish for the guests on the programme. I will be making a dish using some of our home-grown produce.

There are 2 very exciting guests on Thursdays’ show so do watch out for it – would be fantastic to hear from other smallholders and at home cooks to see what you think – I am a tad nervous albeit excited : )

Here is the link to the main website on ITV which explains all about the show and which guests are on which days:


Here is the facebook link to the show too: https://www.facebook.com/melandsue?fref=ts

Anyway this is a great opportunity and I hope to hear from people afterwards to see what you thought : )

Katy, The Good Life In Practice xx

Christmas Creations

My home made Christmas Pudding was a success and my sister Tabitha designed and decorated a fantastic Christmas cake.

I do hope you all had a lovely and heart-warming festive time and I wish you a very happy and joyous New Year!

Sausage Making

Father has been using his new Sausage Maker to produce some tasty Sausages for family and friends!

He decided to make two varieties – one plain classic Pork sausage, and a more spicy Polish Pork sausage recipe. Dad did fantastically making such large batches of both variety and they were enjoyed at family gatherings and Christmas Day Lunch.

Katy, The Good Life In Practice xx

Christmas preparations…

Preparations for Christmas are under way at weekends when we get a chance! Massive session of making Christmas produce on Saturday as it was a soggy, rainy day when being inside was the best course of action.

Here is Christmas spiced mincemeat being made and the end result – made 2 big batches of it so should see us through the whole of the festive period. If we have had enough of mince pies then we can always make mincemeat cake and use in other recipes too. I will pop up the really easy recipe for this mincemeat soon.

Katy, The Good Life In Practice x