When you think of relishes and chutney you tend to think of veggies and savoury flavours, well my strawberry and raspberry relish brings a whole new dimension to the relish department, sweet and savoury and delicious!
Who doesn’t love using sun dried tomatoes in their cooking. They are packed with amazing flavour and ramp up the tomatoness of any dish from spaghetti sauce to soups and dips. My homemade oven dried tomatoes in oil are the nearest we in the UK can get to the sun dried type.
Come on, how many people think that pesto is only made with basil, if you do you won’t be the only one. So many people think of pesto as the green jars of basil stuff in the supermarket, making your own is a breeze and there are lots of different types, this lovage and walnut…
Pate, something of a treat spread on toast or crackers. Pate just a little bit naughty packed with all that butter. Pate definitely not for the vegetarians out there. So let’s try something different in the pate department – my all nut pate packed with protein and goodness and no butter at all. You can…
This avocado dip can be used in all sorts of ways from a dip for crudities and crisps to a sandwich filler with chicken, prawns or salmon to a side sauce for seared salmon as I’ve used it here. Super easy to make with few ingredients it’s the perfect spring addition to your recipe collection.
Ok first question, what the hell is Romanesco? Romanesco is that strange almost other worldly (martian possibly) looking cauliflower that has spiky fleurettes instead of the usual rounded ones. It is very popular in France and is now readily available in the UK in larder supermarkets and farmers markets.
Spiced Apple Vinegar is another great little foodie gift that is easy to make and not something your friends will have come across in the shops. It is good to mix up your Christmas hampers and have sweet and savoury goodies, oils, vinegars, drinks, sweets, cookies etc, a good selection is always best.
Potted Cheese makes a great addition to your Christmas hampers and is the perfect way to use up bits and pieces of different cheeses if you want to mix up the flavours. Potting cheese, shrimps etc is a very old British traditional way of preserving.