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Supporting local businesses
We love supporting local businesses, and one business I whole heartedly support is Walters Turkeys. Both my family and the Walters family are farmers in neighbouring villages on the edge of the Berkshire Downs, I can remember as a kid horse riding though their farm and all their free range turkeys making such a noise … Continue reading Supporting local businesses
Blackberry & Apple Crumble
Embrace this seasonal classic, collect some blackberries from the hedges and windfall apples and celebrate the end of summer with this warming recipe for the cooler evenings. Embrace this seasonal classic, collect some blackberries from the hedges and windfall apples and celebrate the end of summer with this warming recipe for the cooler evenings.
Easter Bunny Hugs
Easter Bunny Hug Biscuits With Easter around the corner these little Easter bunny biscuits are so cute to for the kids to make. Baking with children is fantastic for them, it gives them so much more than you can imagine, from learning new words, to maths to science and life skills. … Continue reading Easter Bunny Hugs
Jerusalem Artichoke & Orange Cake
This Jerusalem artichoke & orange cake is simply amazing. Jerusalem artichoke is often called sunroot, sunchoke or earth apple, closely related to the sunflower it is nutty, sweet and crunchy and makes a perfect combination with oranges. Jerusalem artichoke is often called sunroot, sunchoke or earth apple, closely related to the sunflower it is nutty, … Continue reading Jerusalem Artichoke & Orange Cake
Going green, don't bail eat kale!!
This is not my favourite time of the year, the warm days still seem a long way off, although I do love crispy frosty mornings, and the pretty patterns the frost makes, everything seems quite drab. Which is probably why I like to cheer myself up with vibrant colourful vegetables, and one that produces attractive … Continue reading Going green, don’t bail eat kale!!
Blow away those January blues
with beautiful and vibrant blood oranges hues. In season now, it’s time to seek out your blood oranges, they are only around for a short time. Grown in the Mediterranean, being slightly tarter than regular oranges, they have amazing ruby red pigment inside and a wonderful blush skin on the outside. It is this pigment … Continue reading Blow away those January blues
Swede & Blood Orange Steamed Sponge Pudding
This is a wonderful recipe to blow away those January blues, however, blood oranges are not in season very long. Ingredients: 100g Swede 4 Blood Oranges – unwaxed 150g Unsalted Butter 150g Light Brown Sugar 3 Medium Free-Range Eggs 150g Self-Raising Flour 5 Star Anise (whole pods) 60g … Continue reading Swede & Blood Orange Steamed Sponge Pudding
Vegan Celeriac, Apple & Sultana Cake
Join us this month with our wonderful vegan cake recipe created especially for you. We are always being asked for more and more vegan cakes and this one wont disappoint you, packed full of plant base goodness…… enjoy. Celeriac apple and sultana cake 200g Celeriac 4 tbsp Apple Juice 100g Sultanas … Continue reading Vegan Celeriac, Apple & Sultana Cake
The only superstar vegetable I can talk about in October has to be, and you probably have guessed it…. the pumpkin!! however, before I get into the nitty gritty on how to use this seriously fabulous nutritious health bomb, let’s start at the beginning. The pumpkin is actually a … Continue reading Pumpkins Galore
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