Don’t you love blackcurrants, those little black jewels, so bitter sweet, perfect for jams and chutneys, pie fillings and for sorbets too, this blackcurrant sorbet is a delight, the perfect end to any supper party, a grown-up treat.
Smoothies are great at any time of year but a summer smoothie is just the thing on a warm summer’s morning when you want breakfast to be healthy and maybe sipped whilst sitting outside enjoying the weather. That of course is a bit of a dream if you happen to live in Scotland.
Yes I still have blackcurrants to use up so here is my recipe for Blackcurrant Salsa which makes a nice change from the usual tomato salsa and goes great with a BBQ or just with crisps, crackers and a good drink!
Spiced Blackcurrant Vodka is a liqueur rather than an infused alcohol, however if you don’t want it sweet just leave out the sugar and you’ll have a blackcurrant spiced hooch to top with soda or drink ice cold or on the rocks.
It’s that time of year when my little berry patch in the garden springs to life and fairly groans with produce. I am truly blessed to have such bounty as I in no way help the work of Mother Nature merely leaving the bushes to get on with it year after year, just trimming back…
The end of summer, schools back (well in our case Idgy went back a week past Friday which already seems like ages ago now) and the warmth, rather like Elvis, is leaving the building. I have been clearing the berry bushes and making the most of every last currant and berry out there. For someone…
For me Cassis is the taste of summer. This beautifully fragrant blackcurrant liqueur lifts the plainest white wine into the realms of stardom. If you want to go the whole hog you can add it to sparkling white wine or champagne for a Kir Royale.