Category Archives: Sauces, Preserves, Condiments

Recipes – Freezer Essentials

Apart from the obvious such as meat, fish, chicken, peas, vodka, raw pizza dough, ice, ice cream, ginger and garlic paste, butter, bread and soft fresh goat cheese – and in keeping with my philosophy of preparing meals that are … Continue reading

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Recipe – Nigel Slater’s Apricot, Orange & Anise Liqueur (and Drunken Apricots)

Nigel Slater’s latest book,  ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ is something you’ll want to snuggle up with on a wintry night with a little glass of something lovely on the side (such as this). ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ is chock-full of wonderful tales … Continue reading

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Recipe – Very Easy Mango Chutney

I love mango chutney and there’s a vast quantity of recipes out there. I like the idea of a chutney that is not only fast and fabulous but one where the sweet mango flavor really stands out and isn’t swamped … Continue reading

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Recipe – Mincemeat with Brandy

Mincemeat is a wonderful traditional Christmassy confection and one that if you knew how easy it was to make from scratch, you’d never buy it ready-made again. It’s stuffed with lots of dried fruits, candied citrus peel, nuts and brandy … Continue reading

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Recipe – Spicy Thai Satay Dipping Sauce

You can buy basic Asian ingredients in most supermarkets these days and if you enjoy Thai food, you’ll love this classic satay sauce  – and it only takes a couple of minutes to make. Use it as a dip for … Continue reading

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Recipe: Onion Jam

Not the sort of jam you’d spread on hot buttered toast with afternoon tea but this caramelized tangy-sweet confection makes a perfect addition to pizza, grilled cheese sandwiches and omelets; or serve it on crisp little crostinis, perhaps topped with … Continue reading

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Recipe: Lavender Lemon Curd

Lemon curd makes me think of sunny spring days and this combination of lemons and dried lavender blossoms creates a headily fragrant spread so buttery, so citrussy and rich tasting that you’ll want to spread it onto everything. I recommend … Continue reading

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