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

Lemon & Lime Curd

Easy peasy lemon squeezy…. that’s how simple it is to make this delicious citrus curd. Combining the flavours of both lemon and lime this recipe gives this traditional preserve a modern twist with its extra limey dimension. Perfect to spread on toast or used to sandwich cakes together or even folded in to whipped cream to give a tangy taste to the dessert of your … Continue reading Lemon & Lime Curd

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

Rosehip Chutney – a labour of love

Out walking in this stunning autumnal weather, I stumbled across some rosehips. Remembering back to my childhood of picking these beauties and then the arduous time- consuming task of preparing them, I now understand why my Mum put myself and my three siblings to work making this Scandinavian delicacy. After picking, each rosehip needs to be topped and tailed and have its seeds removed. Gloves … Continue reading Rosehip Chutney – a labour of love