Homemade Chilli Flakes

These are one of the easiest, but most useful preserves ever. I mean how useful are chilli flakes! For simple electricity + appliance free dried chillis, simply string them up. Thread a needle and poke it through the meaty bit by the stalk. Hang them away from sunlight. For a jar of home grown, next […]

Raspberry Rosemary Chocolate Truffles

Fresh, easy and rustic, just how we like it. Mashed raspberries stirred through melted chocolate and coconut milk with a sprinkle of rosemary … mmmm Take 50g – 80g of fresh raspberries. Less berries makes a firmer mix. I like the flavour of more. Lightly mash them Break up 200g dark chocolate and put in […]

Simple tomato passata + my cool machine

This new tool is the love of my life – it’s a Rigamonti Passata machine. 100 times faster and easier than my old mouli which though its churned out litres and litres of tomatoes over the years, I wasn’t sad to see go. Heartless. Roasted tomato pasatta is my go to – its so delicious, […]

Boozy Plums

Every year we put down some boozy fruits – vanilla brandy apricots, raspberry gin, peach rosemary vodka, damson gin, pears in cider, spiced plum brandy…  best fun preserving! Sterilise your jars and lids. Let the jars cool to warm. Halve and stone the fruit or if not freestone then simply prick the fruit all over. […]