Fruit

A Touch of Spice for a Winter’s Chill

Hot Water Bottle

Once again a cold snap has descended and I’ve become surgically attached to my hot water bottle of an evening. Anything that offers warmth and cosiness is what I want to have around me right now: freshly laundered blankets; bowls of hot porridge; thick woollen scarfs. It’s forecast to get even colder with snow on its way so I shall continue to cocoon myself. Read post.

Baked Figs with Maple Syrup, Vanilla Ice Cream and Toasted Hazelnuts

Figs with Maple Syrup

You know how I posted earlier in the week about enjoying a few more summery dishes before summer disappears completely? I think I jinxed us. Read post.

Sweet Summer Raspberries

Raspberries

We’re in the height of the British raspberry season now and ripe, juicy raspberries are in abundance; what joy! To celebrate the start of the season this year the lovely people at www.seasonalberries.co.uk sent me a huge basketful of the sweetest, plumpest raspberries; they were absolutely gorgeous. Even after sharing them with my colleagues in the office I found myself with mounds of them to take home, and when I pondered on Twitter what to do with them the resounding answer was ‘make jam!’. Read post.

Sneak Peek at the Cookbook

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Pomegranate and Passion Fruit Jellies

Pomegranate and Passionfruit Jelly

I was excited by the ingredients for February’s ‘In the Bag’ event – pomegranate, passion fruit and white chocolate – and decided to celebrate the exotic flavours of the pomegranate and passion fruit with these jellies. Extracting the juice from the fruits was messy and not especially easy, and I was rather disheartened by the […]

The Fruit that thinks it’s a Dessert

Custard Apple

In the staff restaurant at work the other day custard apples were on display with a notice urging people to try them. I’d never come across them before but my colleague who was with me said they were good so, never being one to turn down a new culinary experience, I picked one up and […]