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Rosehip Wine

Rosehip Wine

Rose-hips from the wild rose (Rosa rugosa) have been used for centuries for food, drink and medicine. They can be found in many hedgerows, but health food stores and brewing shops also stock rose-hip shells, and you only require small quantities. Rose-hips don’t have much flesh beneath the skin, and are filled with tiny seeds […]

By September 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Scotch-Eggs

How to Make Scotch-Eggs

The humble scotch-egg has received a bit of a make-over of late. Stalls selling all kinds are abound at food fests up and down the country sporting flavours such as black pudding, haggis and chilli have inspired me to finally have a go. I used meat out of good quality sausages, after all they’ve already […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Antonio Carluccio’s Mushroom Strudel

Antonio Carluccio’s Mushroom Strudel

Autumn is here, and it’s time to explore the world of mushrooms with Carluccio’s ‘Festival of Funghi’. Throughout September and October, Carluccio’s will celebrate the mushroom season with a special range of artisan deli products, pop-up markets, with appearances from Antonio Carluccio, and a menu devoted to flavoursome funghi. Pimp your pantry this autumn and […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Jam Doughnuts

How to Make Jam Doughnuts

Not quite as daunting as thought although next time I will have a production row ready for the frying, filling and rolling in sugar at the end of the process as this has to be done quickly. You can experiment with the sugar, adding vanilla sugar, cinnamon etc at the end as well as the […]

By September 5, 2017 2 Comments Read More →

Homemade Custard Creams

If you like custard creams, then you will just love LizzieB’s home-made versions made with real proper custard! They are made with a white chocolate/buttercream filling, and will keep for up to three days in an airtight container stored in a cool, dark place. Also try our Custard Cream Truffles. Also try LizzieB’s Bourbon Biscuits […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Preserving Fruit with a Steamer

Preserving Fruit with a Steamer

Paul Courtney from Vigo waxes lyrical about the benefits of preserving with his steamer A proper steamer is a real state-of-the-art bit of kitchen kit. I am not talking about one of those colander-style steamers you put inside a pan, or even a bamboo rice steamer. A proper stainless steel steamer looks a bit like […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Runner Bean Table Wine

Runner Bean Table Wine

Runner beans are wonderful cooked quickly and served with butter, but there often comes a point when we need to find different ways of using them, perhaps as an ingredient in chutneys and pickles, and, of course, in a multitude of vegetarian dishes. Sylvia Kent turns a couple of pounds of runner beans into a […]

By August 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Make Your Own Bourbon Biscuits

Make Your Own Bourbon Biscuits

LizzieB’s recipe for home-made Bourbon biscuits shows just how easy to make these childhood biscuit tin favourites are. You can make them thicker or thinner according to preference, which will affect the numbers. The recipe below makes approx 10 biscuits. – Try adding Bourbon into the icing for a real Bourbon Biscuit! INGREDIENTS For the […]

By August 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Blueberry and Lemon Jam

Blueberry and Lemon Jam

This is a really simple way to make a very tasty preserve. Lizzie B’s recipe makes two jars, but if you grow your own blueberries, or find an economical source, you can simply double (or even triple) the quantities. She has only crushed half of the blueberries, as she likes a thick and fruity texture, […]

Kefir Bread

Kefir Bread

Kefir is considered to be good for restoring lost microbes in your gut. You create your own ‘mother’ kefir from kefir grains. This is a useful way of using up the ‘kefir milk’ and imparts a lovely flavour to the finished bread. INGREDIENTS – FOR THE STARTER 320g strong white bread flour ½ pint kefir […]

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