How appropriate for Valentine’s Day – heart shaped waffles made with love. I say ‘made with love’ as I absolutely love my waffle iron. Made from heavy cast iron, it is my favourite piece of kitchen equipment. I love the fact that this was once owned by my Grandmother, who I sadly never met. It then travelled with my mother when she left Sweden to make … Continue reading Waffling on………….
It might be ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ out and about but now is the time to start bringing it to the table too. With just three weeks to go to the big day why not start by giving your breakfast a little festive flavour with this super easy Christmas Compote. Made with frozen berries, spices, orange zest and a dash of spirits … Continue reading Christmas Compote
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
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
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
Dogs love treats so make sure you totally spoil them with these homemade goodies. Get yourself some bone shaped biscuit cutters big and small for both instant snacks and special celebrations too. Try making them with the kids – easy to mix, roll, shape and bake. You can even wrap them for special presents for all your canine friends. Made with wholesome ingredients so you … Continue reading Give a Dog a ‘Bone’ – Biscuits for Canines