Sheila is passionate about creating recipes.

Not only does she create the delicious dishes for our ‘Taste of….’ Evenings, she can cook some very special dishes for your dinner party, small functions or simply to fill up your freezer.

You can see many of Sheila’s recipes by going to her recipe page and you can follow Sheila on her blog at

Sheila’s Pantry

How many times do you have to go through your cupboards and have a clear out of out-of-date spices, flours, baking ingredients etc.
How many times do you want to use the recipe, only to find it has ten ingredients, six of which you have to buy, only to find yourself left with a lot of spice pots or packets from which you have only used half a teaspoon or 10g?

Imagine having access to regular recipes every month which include the ingredients/stock items, which you have bought at the beginning of the month.

These recipes would be based around the seasons and would show how you can use your stock cupboard ingredients in a variety of tasty dishes – sweet and savoury, vegetarian, fish and meat, with some food intolerance suggestions.

With some supermarkets offering great deals weekly and monthly, some of the recipes will take this into consideration, to offer budget recipes.

I have found through years of catering experience and a love of cooking, that recipes can be “re-jigged” to cater for your tastes, budget and dietary needs as well as “what’s in the fridge or cupboard”.

To find out more and follow my recipes go to

Would you like a helping hand with your catering at any time?

If you would like some soup or a main course ready to reheat and simply put on the table, or a dessert for that Dinner party, then please ask for further information.

Sheila 01297 560339 / 07816998277

All prepared meals are supplied in either foil dishes which can be cooked or reheated in the oven with or without the lid according to the instructions (O)

or microwaveable dishes in which the food can be reheated with the lid on (M).

If you wish you can use your own dishes, or I have white china dishes of different sizes

Minimum spend £25

More information

  • Home-prepared dishes for people who like food with flavour
  • The finest local produce is used wherever possible
  • Your order can be made by email, phone or post
  • Free local delivery within a 10 mile radius of Charmouth
  • Delivered in insulated boxes
  • I am registered with the local environmental health office

Sample recipes

£2.50 per portion

Carrot, parsnip & ginger (m)

Tomato & roasted red pepper (m)

Moroccan spinach & chick-pea (m)

Leek, courgette & somerset brie (m)

Main Dishes

Single portion £4.95

Double portion £9.00

Somerset chicken casserole with cream, apples & Jack Ratt – vintage cider from lyme bay winery ( m )

Seafood pie—cod, salmon & prawns in a creamy parsley & dill sauce with a crispy creamed potato topping ( o )

Pasta bolognaise bake topped with quickes cheddar cheese—minced beef & denhay bacon in a rich tomato, herb & red wine sauce ( o )

Chicken, ham, apricot & somerset brie pithiviers — a puff pastry ‘pie’ filled with chicken breast, ham, dried apricots & somerset brie ( o )

Dorset beef in ale crumble — braising steak slowly cooked in palmers ale with a parsley & oat crumble topping ( o )

Honey oriental pork — pork fillet in a sauce with oriental spices, bamboo shoots & lychee ( m )

Indonesian Beef Rendang – a spicy slow-cooked dish with coconut, galangal, lemongrass and ginger, with a hint of chilli (m)

Moroccan lamb tagine — a rich casserole with lamb, apricots, almonds & moroccan spices ( m )


single portion £4.25

double portion £8.00

Traditional ratatouille — aubergine, artichoke, courgettes, peppers, garlic & onion in a rich tomato sauce with coriander seeds ( m )

Leek & chestnut mushroom pasta cheese bake with Capricorn goats cheese & hazelnut topping (o)

Filo parcels with a spicy lentil & vegetable filling ( o )

Filo parcels with a spinach & ricotta cheese filling ( o )

Cakes & desserts

Chocolate brownie made with 70% cocoa solids — 6 pieces £5.00

Loaf cakes — spicy ginger, lemon drizzle, cherry & coconut, apple & sultana or banana & chocolate chunk £4.50 each

Individual fruit of the season nutty crumble – £2.25 per portion

Chocolate roulade 8” £10.00

Wholemeal fruit, plain, or cheese scones 2” – £6.00 per dozen

Somerset butter shortbread x 12— £5.00