This easy recipe for Medieval Wine is the perfect thing to make for a last minute foodie gift or for your Christmas and New Year parties at home as it is ready to drink within twenty four hours. You just knew it had to be one of my booze recipes right before Christmas, it would…
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.
Coconut curd is a great addition to your preserving reportoire and just a nice change from the usual lemon curd and others that usually grace the tea table or breakfast toast. If you have never made curds they are simple to make, check out my resources page.
Oat and Almond Crumble Crackers are a sort of fusion of Scottish and French biscuits, a wee bit of the Auld Alliance here between Scotland and France. These biscuits are savoury but without any added flavourings so you can pair them with both savoury and sweet toppings.
Scotch Mist Liqueur is my own personal take on the world-famous Drambuie (pronounced Dram-Boo-ee) liqueur from good old Scotland. The original is made from whisky, Scottish heather honey and a secret blend of herbs and spices. My version contains whisky (of course), honey and my own blend of herbs and spices, read on….
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.
Orangettes are a very much a tradition in France. These bitter sweet confections are the perfect addition to that hamper for Christmas and are so moreish you will be lucky if you manage to pack them up and give them away!