Rosemary Remembrance Biscuits

The herb rosemary has always been symbolic with remembrance, thus with the centenary of the end of World War One today, I have created these biscuits in honour of all those who lost their life for the peace of others.  Serve them on a plate to form a wreath and spend a moment to reflect on their huge sacrifice. Ingredients: 150g oat bran 12g wholemeal … Continue reading Rosemary Remembrance Biscuits

Sparkling Cinnamon Toffee Apples

I confess I have never really liked toffee apples until I made these. Before I found them far too sweet and boring, but not anymore. In this recipe I have added cinnamon to offset their sugary sweetness and a touch of edible glitter for some sparkly glamour. I think these really are now the golden balls of toffee apples! Makes: 6 Toffee Apples Ingredients: 6 … Continue reading Sparkling Cinnamon Toffee Apples

Spicy Ginger & Root Vegetable Soup

Need warming this bonfire night…. then make a batch of this spicy soup to sip around the fire. Made with flamed coloured vegetables, fresh ginger and chilli it will certainly turn the heat up the outside. Ingredients: 15ml (1Tbsp) sunflower oil 1 medium onion 2 carrots 2 parsnips 1 sweet potato ½ a butternut squash 2 large cloves of garlic 30g fresh root ginger 1 … Continue reading Spicy Ginger & Root Vegetable Soup

Pocketing Porcini

Finally, after years of following my husband around our nearby woods in search of mushrooms, I am now a self-confessed porcini hunter. For those unfamiliar with porcini, they are an edible woodland fungus classified as ‘Boletus edulis’, identified by their brown shinny cap and white spore. In the past, once my husband found some porcini, I would not eat them until 24 hours after he … Continue reading Pocketing Porcini

Pure Apple Puree

I am on a roll with food for free this autumn. A friend kindly brought round a basket of windfall apples and inspired me to pick some from my own back garden! Thinking back to my childhood and remembering my mother baking apples in a roasting tin and then squashing them though a food mill, I decided to have ago myself. For an even easier … Continue reading Pure Apple Puree