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

Discovering Russell Norman

The first Wooden Spoon Club meeting for 2019 was a whole new discovery for me. Russell Norman, the award-winning restaurateur, writer and broadcaster was put to the test and wow what an impression he made. I have to admit I had never heard of him before and having just culled my rather large cookery book collection, I was reluctant to buy any new books, so I … Continue reading Discovering Russell Norman

Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies

With Spring officially starting this week, the cherry trees near me are starting to blossom. If you are lucky enough to visit the Chilterns in the UK, you will see for yourself how beautiful the area is at this time of year. In fact, you can find out all about it in a new travel guide by Bradt books (link here)  I am delighted to … Continue reading Traditional Seer Green Cherry Pies