Cheat’s Rose Petal Jam

It may be cheating using dried edible rose petals but at least it is honest. After several attempts last summer using, shall we say borrowed rose petals from around my village and from some kind neighbours the results could only be described as syrup of compost. It was absolutely disgusting and not worth getting up at the crack of dawn walking Treacle whilst I was … Continue reading Cheat’s Rose Petal Jam

Savouring the muffin

My present muffin craze it still going, this time I have created a savoury muffin which is perfect for picnics, brunches or simply lunch on the go. Feel free to change the additional ingredients and toppings to suit your own taste. Ingredients: 125g self-raising flour 125g wholemeal flour 7.5ml (1 1/2 tsp) baking powder Pinch of salt 100g grated cheese 2 eggs 200ml milk 85ml … Continue reading Savouring the muffin

Petite Ratatouille

I have given the French classic, ratatouille, a makeover. Having got tired with it in the past for being an over cooked and mushy side dish, I have set about developing my own recipe which not only looks far more appetising, it has bite and is super easy to make in advance. The vegetables are chopped small and oven roasted in batches while you make … Continue reading Petite Ratatouille

Caramelised Pineapple & Coconut Cookies

To finish my Caribbean feast (previous post) something is needed to cool the taste buds and keep you in the tropics. The perfect answer is this quick and easy caramelised pineapple laced with rum. For added crunch serve with my coconut and lime cookies, although not a traditional extra they add a delightful bite to this dessert. Either serve with coconut ice cream or as … Continue reading Caramelised Pineapple & Coconut Cookies