Blink and they’re gone. Cherry season is short, very short, so make sure to make the most of them while they’re around.
And if it’s not those 2 blessed weeks of summer when you can pick your cherries ripe off the tree, you can always buy frozen or tinned.
Holidays, sun, beach. Summer is a favourite of kids worldwide, and usually a fun time for everyone (except those who have to commute in crowded trains and work in hot places!).
Summer usually revitalises the kitchen by bringing in a variety of colours and flavours that are very much needed after the Winter months and the hungry gap of Spring.
I have written why I think flour is one of the basic ingredients everyone should keep at home to maximise their cooking potential. There are so many things you can do just by having a few spoonfuls of flour available.
Luckily, regular wheat flour is not the only flour out there. There are many options available right now, and as they become more and more popular prices keep getting more affordable. This post is a roundup of fantastic recipes from around the web that feature 12 flours that even if they are a little harder to use and find, are well worth the effort!
Flowers, cool breeze, butterflies, more flowers, and for the unlucky: seasonal allergies! Spring is here and that means food is changing. Gone are the heavy stews that kept us warm through winter and fresh salads start to slowly creep in.
Even though the thought of Spring usually brings to mind fields of flowers and green shoots, the amount of fruit and vegetables available is not a lot. Flowers haven’t yet turned to fruit and most of those green shoots are not yet ready to be picked, but there are some interesting things around.
Recipes are great, but they are just guidelines. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks that can help you when using recipes.
I don’t think I need a big introduction for this one: biscuits, cookies, call them whatever you want. They’re made with flour, usually butter, and they’re always moreish.
And don’t forget crackers! Not exactly biscuits, but similar enough.
Cute victorian girls, books, cupcakes, and a beautiful shade of forest green. Everything you need for your next book club meeting, plus some tips to help you run the event, some recipe ideas, and a fun bookish game.
If you don’t have a regular book club, you can use these to host a one-off book exchange. Never heard of those before? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, I only came across them a while ago. Book exchange parties are a fantastic way to get new books without having to open up the wallet, something we can all get behind!
Making bread can either be extremely complicated or very easy, it all depends on what kind of bread you want to make and the choices you make along the way.
I’m all about easy and simple, so I always try to figure out what comprises the basics of a recipe. Once you have that down, you can customise to your heart’s content. And this is exactly the approach I took with bread when I first started baking it.
Oats seem to come in and out of fashion and we are now living one of the ‘in’ periods.
The great benefit of this is that ingredients usually become more easily available and more varieties pop-up. The negative side is that prices tend to go up. Luckily oats seem to have mostly avoided the price hike and only benefited from the larger variety.
Join me as we delve deep into everything oaty! From healthy protein balls to corn spirits.
It doesn’t matter if you are an experienced home cook or just starting out in the kitchen. These 10 ingredients are always useful to have around!