Recipes

Festive Pork and Venison Pie Recipe

Festive Pork and Venison Pie Recipe

This pie will not need to be served with any pickle or condiment as it is moist and flavorful. I include venison in this recipe as it makes for a richer and more substantial pie, after all it is designed for the festive season Serves […]

Make your Own Traditional Raised Pork Pie

Make your Own Traditional Raised Pork Pie

Nothing says a sumptuous tea-time like a home made pork pie with pickles and salad.  Indeed there is nothing quite like an afternoon spent making traditional raised pork pies, from the bubbling  jellied stock containing pork bones and pigs trotters; the chopping and bashing of […]

Historical Mince Pie Recipe

Historical Mince Pie Recipe

If  this Christmas you want to enter into authentic festive spirit then why not make a ‘ Real ‘Mince Pie using this historical mince pie recipe? The origins of the mince pie are traceable back to the 13th century, when returning European crusaders brought with […]

Home-made Aromatic Wax Fire-lighters

Home-made Aromatic Wax Fire-lighters

These homemade wax fire lighters are great at Christmas time. They give off a lovely aroma and also make nice gifts for friends and family that have a real fire. Sadly they are not suitable for log burners, but if you are fortunate enough to […]

Aphrodisiac Foods – Love your Food and Eat Food for Love

Aphrodisiac Foods – Love your Food and Eat Food for Love

You really can eat food for love as well as loving your food, take a quick peak at my guide to Aphrodisiac Foods that will get you in the mood for love. The cold and blustery weather might make you think of cosy nights in […]

Using up Cream Cheese: Love your Leftovers

Using up Cream Cheese: Love your Leftovers

I love cream cheese lathered on fresh bread, but this like other ingredients can end up becoming a leftover, these cream cheese recipes mean that this ingredient never needs to be left on the shelf again. Fresh dairy products are one of the main offenders […]

The Delicious History Christmas Pudding

The Delicious History Christmas Pudding

Modern day festive celebrations are generally more commercial affairs when compared with Dickensian days. Today there is an increased emphasis placed on consumerism; with essential Christmas items spanning from expensive gifts to luxury laden merriment’s. Indeed it seems that Christmas trappings appear in the shops […]

Retro No-Bake Cheesecake

Retro No-Bake Cheesecake

Cheesecake in a flash. If you love cheesecake, but also love the thought of creating a pudding in a flash then this retro, no-bake cheesecake recipe is most definitely for you ingredients 150g (5 oz) digestive biscuits 45g (1 1/2 oz) butter 110g (4 oz) […]

The History of Cheesecake and Home Made Cheesecake Recipe – the true food of the Gods

The History of Cheesecake and Home Made Cheesecake Recipe – the true food of the Gods

  Around the world cheesecake is championed as a delicious and indulgent treat and indeed one that conjures up thoughts of American bakeries, with many assuming that it has its origins in New York. However we will have to travel back to Ancient Greece to […]

The Delights of Catsup

The Delights of Catsup

I really like savoury sauces and I often favour the home-made versions not just from an economical or kitchen prowess stance; but because when you make your own condiments you get to control the flavour, ingredients and texture.  I have young children and whilst they […]