A Touch of Spice for a Winter’s Chill

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 …

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

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.

Pomegranate and Passion Fruit Jellies

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 Fruit that thinks it’s a Dessert

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,…

One Last Summer Fling

Well my friends, the nights are drawing in and the mornings are chillier; summer has its back turned and is on its way home. As a final farewell I made a summery crumble tonight with one of the last punnets…

Save the British Cherry

OK, so the clue’s in the name – I love cherries. Sweet, juicy and gloriously red, they’ve always been a favourite of mine, and they hold a particularly special place in my heart now that I’ve named this blog their…

Orange and Rhubarb Jelly

This was my second attempt at making this jelly. The first time the jelly set, but wasn’t firm enough, and the orange overpowered the taste of the rhubarb. I used more gelatine this time, which gave a better consistency, and…

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