Archive of ‘Food’ category

Store Cupboard Recipe: Chilli Non Carne

Hey everyone, I hope you are all doing okay. We’re on day two of schools being closed in Scotland, and last night the government announced even further restrictions on movements. With everyone trying not to go out unnecessarily, and changing their shopping and cooking habits, I thought I would share one of our favourite recipes […] Read more…

apple and cinnamon pancakes

Apple & Cinnamon Pancakes (GF)

Listen up folks, Pancake Day is not far off! I wasn’t going to make anything new this year, but last weekend Mr Fox was feeling poorly so I said I’d make pancakes to cheer him up. He loves his apples and so requested apple and cinnamon pancakes, so I experimented a little with our usual […] Read more…

Haggis Three Ways

Burns Night is coming up this weekend, the day that Scotland celebrates its national bard. Many folk gather with the family and friends for a traditional Burns Night Supper – haggis, neeps & tatties, accompanied by various speeches and poetry recitals. Whether you want to go the whole hog, or are pressed for time but […] Read more…

Jars of Jam

Two Easy Winter Jam Recipes

Jam making is something usually associated with the warmer months of the year (such as our fruit & herb jams), but it’s just as easy to make jam even in the midst of winter, and it just tastes better than shop bought too. These two recipes are really quick to make, and don’t involve peeling, […] Read more…

Flourless Chocolate Santa Brownies

My kids are still off school until Thursday, and we felt like a spot of baking this week. Nigella’s flourless chocolate brownies always go down a treat in our house, and we had most of the baking essentials sitting in the kitchen, except for one vital ingredient. You’ve guessed it – chocolate! Luckily, also sitting […] Read more…

Peppermint Creams

One of those quintessentially British things that for me belong to Christmas, are peppermint creams. Every recipe I found online included raw eggs, but I wanted the boys to be able to eat them too without risk, so I tried my own egg free variation. They were super simple to make, and the boys gave […] Read more…

Gluten Free Christmas Stollen

One of the things I really miss about German Christmas, since going gluten free, is Stollen. Making it yourself was always such a challenge: the tough yeast dough needs the better part of a day kneading and rising and kneading and rising, if you are lucky enough that it does rise properly. Too many times, […] Read more…

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup

So today, I have a very special ‘guest’ post for you. Oskar, my eldest, is doing something called the Junior Duke Award at school, for which he has to complete various tasks. One task was to cook a soup for his family for dinner, from scratch, which his dad filmed and made in to a […] Read more…

Fireworks Cookies

With Hallowe’en almost behind us it’s time to look forward to the next seasonal Festival which comes on the 5th of November in the shape of Bonfire Night. For those not familiar with it, it’s an annual celebration where the UK commemorates the foiled plot of 1605 to blow up the House of Lords, by […] Read more…

Spider Web Cupcakes (GF)

If you are looking for some easy peasy Hallowe’en party food to make, look no further than these spider web cupcakes which will wow your guests but are simple to put together. BAKING THE CUPCAKES First of all, you will need to bake some chocolate cupcakes. Here’s our go-to chocolate cupcake recipe: Ingredients 125g butter […] Read more…

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