This month is preserving month (for #CBpreserves!), but in hindsight I think it would have been better to preserve things in March or April when we still had nectarines and mangoes and peaches. The end-of-summer fruit haul is already over. The citrus fruit and persimmons are here, along with apples, pears and pumpkins. This means: citrus curds and butters, pear or apple pastes to have with cheese, . . .
Whether you're competent in the kitchen, a professional chef or can't make a bowl of two-minute noodles to save your life - Hannah of The Swirling Spoon and Josie of Oh Messy Life invite you to participate in Cook Better 2016. Each month we will provide a prompt to get you thinking, along with some example recipes to get you inspired, then it is completely up to you how you interpret the prompt . . .
This is, regrettably, my last breakfast recipe for a little while. My plan throughout January was to spend loads of time making yummy breakfasts and sharing them with you. We've had waffles, a chia parfait get-up, and baked beans, and I'm finishing these, a slightly healthier pancake recipe topped with everything good and also perfect for freezing and reheating throughout the week. I have a . . .
The weekend just gone was the best kind of weekend. It involved: my weekly tennis lesson, baking gingersnap brownies and decorated ginger cookies for Socktoberfest, going to Socktoberfest, drinking a lot of home-brewed bocks and eating a lot of pork knuckle and sauerkraut, and being well enough the next day to do some spring cleaning and thanking my past self for freezing some slices of this . . .
These muffins have been a bit of a lifesaver this week, I must say. There is a container that lives in our freezer that usually has a rotation of snacks in it: bits and pieces of leftover baking, slices of this and that. It kind of warms my heart each morning when I see Maths dude get the container out and select a couple of things to take to work. Even the things that didn't turn out great (such . . .
That is one HUGE plate of cookies I've made for myself, right? Recently I was perusing The List (the to-cook-and-bake running sheet I keep by my computer at work and add to periodically in order to retain my sanity throughout the day), and I realised... there are no cookies on the list. And then I realised that, usually when I'm reaching for the flour, butter and sugar, I'm not making cookies. I'm . . .