Seasoning salts are all the rage these days and can be pretty pricey in the shops so why not make your own? My recipe for Mediterranean seasoning salt brings together all the gorgeous flavours of the Mediterranean with sea salt to make the perfect kitchen condiment to add to your cooking.
Mustard puts a bit of heat and spice into all sorts of things from your traditional Christmas baked ham to grilled cheese sandwiches and my Highlander Mustard is no exception. With a wee dash of whisky it will add that bit of Scottish style to your foodie gifts this Christmas.
This simple recipe for preserved garlic in oil is very much a French thing and an extremely useful thing to have around the kitchen for making all sorts of dishes. It makes a great foodie gift for Christmas too, perfect for those Christmas hampers.
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.
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…
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.