Plum Pie

First of all, apologies - I don't mean to turn this into a food blog. It is simply down to the fact that August and September yield so much of our lovely homegrown vegetables and fruit, that it is hard not to come up with some mouth-watering recipes. My little daughter loves to toddle off … Continue reading Plum Pie

Homemade Damson Jam

I have been holding this post back a little while because I was still trying to work out the best way to make it in my breadmaker. The general recipe suggests I use gelatine or pudding powder, something I wanted to avoid for obvious reasons. I tried agar-agar instead, which is a jelly-like substance obtained … Continue reading Homemade Damson Jam

Homemade Granola quick and easy

Homemade granola is a good alternative to well-known brands like Kellog's, Nestlé or supermarket-owned ones. They usually contain too much sugar and the packaging is hardly ever recyclable. Even if it says so on the packet, there is no guarantee the council will take it. Other issues are the microplastics which can come off the … Continue reading Homemade Granola quick and easy

How to make mince pies without a biscuit cutter

While I am hoping you have all emerged from the festive period with some ambitious (or perhaps not so ambitious) resolutions for the New year, my apologies in advance for this post - I am already blogging about the next Christmas theme. And quite a British one at that. I for one had never heard … Continue reading How to make mince pies without a biscuit cutter

Home-made yoghurt and plastic-waste reduction

Apart from plastic bags we use for shopping and plastic wrapped around vegetables in supermarkets, one of the main components of our plastic waste is yoghurt tubs. You mostly won't be able to up-or recycle them, esp. if multiple materials are used such as plastic, paper and film, which most of them do. And yet … Continue reading Home-made yoghurt and plastic-waste reduction