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INFUSED COCONUT WATER

This is so easy it’s hardly worth writing down but it is such a good drink to have at a party to help keep drinkers hydrated. PARTY HYDRATION Ingredients Into a large jar add the following and leave to infuse over night 4 litres coconut water A few sprigs of mint About 1 cm grated  Full Article…

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MARGARITA

This recipe has been a favourite of ours since before blenders and the internet, note the original text from our handwritten recipe book,  even with the spelling mistakes. We need to double it for 2 of our really large glasses, and these days we have really good blender to make soft,  fluffy ice. That said,  Full Article…

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RHUBARB CHUTNEY

This is in deference to the massive quantity of rhubarb that I get during the Spring/Summer and Autumn. I hate waste so in addition to the rhubarb jam and cordial and stewed rhubarb, rhubarb relish, rhubarb ice-cream I made by stirring very lightly stewed rhubarb and limoncello into the no churn ice-cream recipe, rhubarb chutney based ham glaze,  Full Article…

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MAYONNAISE and AIOLI

Home made mayonnaise is so easy and tastes so much better than the store bought stuff that it is worth making no matter how much you actually need. You do need a good mixer – I have used a food processor and a blender but the best is my new, super-fast Bamix. The food processor  Full Article…

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KEFIR

I have finally ventured into growing my own milk kefir. These are my first “grains”, bought on e-bay. The 2 scoops of grains came packed in a zip-lock bag in a little powdered milk with a full set of instructions. This is enough to kefir about 1/2 litre of milk over 24 hours. I followed  Full Article…

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SLUSHY PUNCH

This is a really interesting punch – made with quite weak jelly, fruit juices and water, frozen overnight and then slightly defrosted and munched up and added to a sparkling drink such as ginger beer, ginger ale or lemon squash or for a more adult version it goes really well in sparkling wines (champagne). You  Full Article…

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BEARNAISE SAUCE

Bearnaise Sauce (in  a microwave) Maybe not so conventional but pretty easy and pretty foolproof, goes really well with steak or poached eggs. Follow the instructions in the method – pretty easy but the method needs to be followed. Ingredients Method: The sauce should be served warm. I make in advance, store with plastic wrap  Full Article…

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