How you decide to pronounce ‘scone’ it is up to you, but the real debate has always been whether to add your cream before or after the jam. Those from Devon say cream first those from Cornwall say jam first. Well, I put it down to the cream, if you are serving clotted cream it makes sense to spread it like butter thus adding the … Continue reading Scones vs. Scones
My absolute favourite thing to do in this world is to pick strawberries on a hot summer’s day here in England and eat them still warm from the sun – pure and simple joy! Now the question is what to do with your freshly picked fruity jewels? The answer is to get jamming!! Here is the easiest and most foolproof method of making jam, especially … Continue reading Jamming the Strawberry
If you happen to be passing through the Chilterns, you may have noticed that a lot of the roads and houses in the Chilterns area have names such as “Orchard Road” or “Cherry Wood”. That is because the Chilterns have been famous for growing cherries for many years. The climate, together with the soil in this part of England is ideal for growing the fruit. … Continue reading Chiltern Cherries – Come to The Cherry Pie Fair this Saturday!
Without doubt it’s the year of the vegan – no Chinese animals on my calendar for 2018! The Wooden Spoon Club (WSC) definitely put the full on veg to the test with not an animal product in sight with the help of popular vegan cooks Deliciously Ella and Aine Carlin along with Yotam Ottolenghi and BBC Good Food. Starters Layered No Bake Pesto Tart – … Continue reading Very Vegan Very 2018
You will certainly be coming back for a second dip with these two delightful pools of savoury yumminess. Make sure you flip your dipper over to the clean side before you dive in for more. There are a million recipes for each of these already but here are my versions of ‘Hummus’ the chick pea classic and ‘Guacamole’ the cream of avocado. Both are easy … Continue reading Double Dipping…..Hummus & Guacamole
This is my signature dessert for sure. It’s an absolute crowd pleaser and so simple to make. Either prepare one cake and slice it in two and sandwich together or make two cakes and sandwich both together for a larger version. The egg yolks are used to make the sponge base and the egg whites are then whipped to make the meringue topping, they then … Continue reading Raspberry (Strawberry) Meringue Cake
You know the month of June has finally arrived when you smell the strong, sweet fragrance of those creamy clusters of tiny elderflowers covering our native tree. Go out and gather 30 elderflower bloom heads, ideally on an early sunny evening when they are fully pungent. Make sure you know exactly what an elderflower looks like before you pick and spread the foraging to several … Continue reading Everlasting Elderflower…..summer cordial you can enjoy for months to come