Hot Cross Buns…Hot Cross Buns

One a penny, two a penny, Hot Cross Buns!! Good Friday is simply not Good Friday unless you have Hot Cross Buns. Traditionally reserved for this special day, these buns are now widely available all year round. I love how the year is punctuated with events, festivities and celebrations. It’s a shame manufacturers merge these into one and thus each event loses its uniqueness. Of … Continue reading Hot Cross Buns…Hot Cross Buns

Easter Biscuits

These biscuits are traditionally served at Easter and make a delightful change from chocolate. Although a little old fashioned in taste using mixed spice and currants, they never fail to delight children with spring inspired shapes representing new life. Being a secret cookie cutter collector myself, I was delighted to make use of my bunny and chick cutters. Kids love making these so roll, shape … Continue reading Easter Biscuits

Tortilla Chips – totally guilt free

Who doesn’t feel guilty eating snacks with drinks? No need to feel bad any longer, these homemade tortilla chips are baked not fried and only have the slightest touch of oil. Using Masa Harina flour, which is made from cooked corn kernels that are soaked in lime, they have that truly authentic taste too. Free from gluten they are universally suitable to share. Ingredients: 120g Masa … Continue reading Tortilla Chips – totally guilt free

Keep them peeled

Crispy potato peels…….waste not want not! Keep the planet happy by making use of otherwise discarded potato peelings. Simply wash, dry, season and bake so no wasting any oil frying either. Full of fibre and with far less calories than crisps, these nibbles are a total winner. Pour a drink & tuck in! Ingredients: 300g potato peelings 30ml (2Tbsp) olive oil 5ml (1 tsp) smoked … Continue reading Keep them peeled

Wild for Garlic

Spring has certainly sprung with blossoms and flowers everywhere, both youthful and beautiful with the sweetest of smells. However, there is another more pungent scent to be found at this time, especially in open woodlands. It’s wild garlic, it is savoury without being overpowering and is so enticing to pick. Small handfuls are enough to add flavour to your dishes, as well as vibrant hues … Continue reading Wild for Garlic