Picnic Recipes

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Home Made Blackcurrant Cordial

For some strange reason I can’t drink neat water so I always need to flavour the water with something slightly sweet and tasty. After another trip to the local PYO …

Cookies

Raspberry, Olive Oil and Thyme Shortbread

All the credit for creating this outstanding recipe goes to Ross my brilliant other half. Our annual summer holiday for this year was only for one week . Nevertheless I …

Gooseberrry_Flapjack

Gooseberry Flapjack

A few weeks ago we went on a Food Safari trip with Polly Robinson, on arrival we were greeted with freshly brewed coffee and home made flapjacks that she had …

Braai

Malay Chicken Curry Kebabs

After such an appalling summer  last year, it took some time for me to realise that we are actually having a brilliant one this year. I grab every opportunity to …

Couscous_Salad

North African Couscous and Pomegranate Salad

The glorious sunshine has finally made it’s appearance, the barbecue got a dusting and so did my salad bowl collection. Strolling through Borough market early on a Saturday morning my …

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Pea and Slow Cooked Ham Tarts

As you have most probably gathered, we are pea fanatics, especially fresh new season garden peas from our own garden. Here is another pea delight that is delicious and perfect …

Beetroot_Tart

Beetroot Tart Tatin with Frozen Broad Bean Crème Fraîche

It’s a gardener and foodies delight in my back yard.I  had great fun this morning pulling the beets and harvesting the broad beans. The courgette flowers are amazing too. I …

Gooseberryslice

Gooseberry Polenta Slice

Gooseberries and rhubarb never used to excite me. Only recently did I start to appreciate the British love affair with these tart seasonal delights. I have never thought that I …

LambSosaties

Cape Malay Curried Lamb and Apricot Sosaties

It was a joy to make these sosaties,as it evoked the wonderful memories of home  life in South Africa. Sosaties is an essential dish to accompany every braai (barbecue) in …

Gooseberry_Ale

Gooseberry Ginger Ale, Memories of My Grandmother

Last week we went to Cammas Hall Farm to pick strawberries and gooseberries. Once we got home it was all systems go and we were fired up to make as …

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