Archive of ‘Food’ category

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…

Winter Jam

Jam making is something usually associated with the warmer months of the year, 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, coring, de-stoning or chopping ingredients for ages. Cranberry, […] 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…

Apricot & Blueberry Semolina Cake (GF)

A couple days ago a ran a poll over on my Facebook page, asking which cake recipe you would like me to share this week, and my apricot, blueberry and semolina cake won. So here it is! It’s refined sugar free and gluten free, which I think basically means you can have an extra slice […] Read more…

Salmon & Cornflakes Fish Fingers (GF)

My boys love fish fingers. I think most kids do. And we do keep some in the freezer for those last minute dinner emergencies. But the thing is I can’t eat them – unless I can track down some gluten free ones in a high end supermarket – and they’re also a little bit over […] Read more…

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