Category Archives for Drinks & Nibbles

Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

Filling your entire home with the smell of apples and spice, every mouthful packs an autumnal punch. Enjoy the sheer alchemy as the apples, cider, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar are transformed into a mass of molten, burnished heaven… How many crumbles does it take to empty an apple tree? If you’re lucky enough to have […]

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Recipe: Smoked Mackerel Pâté

This creamy smoked mackerel pâté is bursting with the contrasting flavours of earthy smoked fish, the fresh, clean taste of chopped parsley and lemon juice, and finished off with the tang of chopped gherkin… This is one of those wonderful recipes that is pure simplicity to prepare (with just 6 ingredients, how could it be anything else?), but absolutely full […]

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Fig & Goat’s Cheese Crostini with a Honey, Orange & Basil Dressing

Crisp toasts, topped with creamy goats cheese, sweet, soft figs and a delicate honey, orange and basil dressing… You know those meals that are are really special? The ones you spend hours preparing but it’s totally worth it because they’re such a treat? Well this isn’t one of those. Instead, do you know those dishes which can […]

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My Perfect Sangria

Chilled, refreshing summer in a glass…each sip takes you closer to your favourite holidays to Spain and further from the humdrum of the working week! Now, I’m conscious that this may be a controversial subject.   Many of you may already have a tried and tested recipe for Sangria and will be indignantly wondering who I think […]

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