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.
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….
It’s here again, the Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair and I am working every day of the fair giving talks and demos and teaching a craft class too. In the food theatre I will be showing folks how to make my Scotch Weyhay! whisky liqueur, homemade Irish cream liqueur and my super quick Lemoncello too….
Don’t you love the fruits of Autumn – pears, apples, plums and rich fruits that speak of comfort, coziness and snuggling up by the fire on long winter nights. These fruits pack a punch of flavour in their raw form and also transfer this beautifully to alcohol when allowed to steep over time.
Almost Instant Lemoncello is the perfect last minute gotta-make-something-fast type of foodie gift. Perfect for your Christmas hampers (or any others for that matter) or as a hostess giftif you are popping round for supper.
This is it, the week of the Country Living Fair, the busiest week of the year for me. I’ll be there every day (Thursday through Sunday) doing four talks/demos and classes per day. I’ve spent the last week up to my ears in ingredients, shopping, crafting kits, lists of tools, books, to do lists and…
A reader recently emailed asking for a good recipe for Spiced Rum so I thought I’d share mine here. I’ve just been making a new batch for Christmas prezzies. OMG did she mention the C word, oh yes she did! Come on ladies (and gentlemen too of course!) let’s get started making some gorgeous goodies…
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.