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Pumpkin Chutney

Pumpkin Chutney

I love Halloween. There’s something about the dressing up, the opportunities to have lots of fun and of course the food that goes alongside Halloween that I really like. After all, it’s not every day you can dress up like the walking dead and tuck […]

Pickled Onions

Pickled Onions

It’s that time of year when it’s starting to get cold and the shops are filling up their seasonal shelves in preparation for the big C-word! It’s far too early for me to thinking about when ole St Nick gets here, but one thing I […]

Pineapple and Coconut ThermoCurd

Pineapple and Coconut ThermoCurd

I do love Christmas, but sometimes through the haze of mincemeat, gingerbread and all things all spice it’s nice to have a bit of bright, summery flavour. For that, I present to you my Pineapple and Coconut ThermoCurd! I’ve always loved making curd, mainly because […]

Froothie Passion Fruit and Lime Curd

Froothie Passion Fruit and Lime Curd

So, I’ve had my Froothie Optimum 9400 for a while now and I’ve used it for so much more than just blending up soups and smoothies. Its super high speed motor creates friction as it blends which opens up a whole world of recipes that […]

Home-Cured and Home-Smoked Bacon

Home-Cured and Home-Smoked Bacon

I’m the kinda person that believes there are few dishes that can’t be improved by introducing bacon somewhere. It’s perfect with pasta, lovely with lettuce and beautiful with beans. Of course, best of all is grilled to a crisp and sandwiched between 2 slices of […]

Buffet Pickles

Buffet Pickles

After the success of my Pickled Onions post, Sarson’s kindly sent me some more vinegar and a jar to make some more pickled delights, and these light, sweet and salty buffet pickles are the result. My buffet pickles are great served with cold meats, cheeses […]

Christmas Mincemeat

Christmas Mincemeat

I am reliably informed there are only 37 SLEEPS until Christmas at the time of writing. I just have to tell you that I AM SO EXCITED. I love Christmas 🙂 Of course, the season would not be the same without piles of beautiful mince […]

Blackberry Whisky

Blackberry Whisky

There’s something about foraging and getting food for free that really appeals to me. It’s not just that it’s free and delicious, but there’s something about it that feels really natural; my ancestors no doubt would have been foraging for their food so it’s good […]

‘Secret’ Raspberry Jam

‘Secret’ Raspberry Jam

There is something I find so satisfying about making my own jam. It’s especially good when, like this weekend, we go over to White House Farm to pick our own raspberries. In this case, they went from plant to jar in just a couple of […]