I’m starting to make my foodie gifts for Christmas and these whisky fruits and nuts are one of my favourite things to make and go down a treat with family and friends, especially my brother who would probably be happy with a hamper full of these and nothing else!
Nothing says Autumn more to me than the sight of plums all over the trees and of course in the shops. That Autumnal fruit that gives us the sweetness of summer for a little bit longer. This sugar free spiuced plum jam has that summer time flavour with the winter warmth of spices and no…
Flavoured vinegars are so useful, just a sash in a salad or even a fruit salad and it can make the most humble of ingredients sing and your taste buds dance with pleasure. This Raspberry and Thyme Vinegar is a great addition to your larder and perfect even as a drink!
It is summer time ad what is better than sipping a well chilled tipple in the garden of an evening with friends. This homemade summer thyme liqueur is just perfect for summer sippin and also makes a great foodie gift for any time of year.
Ah the zinginess of fresh lemons, they make my mouth water just thinking about them. While fresh lemons are great to have on hand for your G&T (a must!) or for cooking, preserved lemons are useful too and these lemons in oil are so handy to have in the larder.
Pickles, pickles, pickles, I just love preserving fruit and vegetables this way. These pickled carrots just sing of spring time and are the perfect addition to salads and sandwiches etc, just watch out Bugs Bunny doesn’t nick them first!
Who doesn’t like carrot cake, I love it. All those spices and aromatics go perfecty with the sweetness of carrots, so why not make carrot cake jam. This simple recipe ticks all the boxes for a sweet treat for toast, scones, oatcakes or with your cheese board of an evening.
Savoury salt is a great addition to your store cupboard/larder and makes whipping up any meal a whole lot faster when your most basic seasoning already packs a punch of flavour. Although you can buy flavoured salts in the shop it is so much better to make your own.