Recipes

Fondant Memories

Fondant Memories

Making Old Fashioned Sweets at Home   Making sweets at home is a cheap and rewarding process that means you get ultimate control over the ingredients used. The best advice I can give when it comes to making home-made confectionary is allow yourself plenty of […]

Celebrating Burns Night – with Vegetarian Haggis

Celebrating Burns Night – with Vegetarian Haggis

It only seems like five minutes ago that I was clearing away Christmas decorations and making New Year Resolutions and yet here I am making Burns Night preparations. Burns Night,  is held in honour of Scotland’s most famous poet Robert Burns,  and is held each […]

Rose and Raspberry Sponge

Rose and Raspberry Sponge

Rose and Raspberry Sponge – a rather indulgent sponge cake recipe It may be cold outside and whilst I know that it is Winter, my home is filled with the happy, heady aroma of Seville oranges bubbling away in my preserving pan and as a result […]

Cherry Brandy Recipe

Cherry Brandy Recipe

Cherry brandy is one of those wonderful tipples that can lend itself to being enjoyed by a roaring fire or out of doors on a sophisticated picnic. I love making my own cherry brandy because not only is it super simple to make, but it […]

Eat Up Your Greens : Seaweed

Eat Up Your Greens : Seaweed

Now put down that broccoli and step away from the peas;  pop on your wellies, grab your bucket and spade (not really necessary) and get down to the beach;  as we prepare to delight in the wonders of seaweed. Admittedly seaweed won’t win any beauty […]

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 […]