Category Archives: Gourmet Gifts

Edible gifts to delight friends and family alike

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...

spiced apple butter

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Recipe: Sunshine Granola

Every mouthful is a taste of Summer.  Sweet, tangy mango and pineapple, a hint of coconut with toasted macadamias and almonds.  How can that be anything but good for you?

Tropical granola There's something rather smugly satisfying about eating granola.  It doesn't matter what's … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Sweet Chilli Jam

I'm a relative newbie when it comes to preserving and pickling.  It all began a couple of Christmases ago, when, as usual, I had been completely disorganised with my Christmas shopping and had managed to get to a week before without having a plan in sight - let alone a … Continue Reading ››

Lemon Meringue Cookies

If you want the sweet, zingy freshness of a lemon meringue pie, but in the form of a gooey cookie, then these little babies are for you.  You can whizz them up in 15 minutes and devour at your leisure (probably less than 15 minutes...) I made a batch to take as … Continue Reading ››

Tomatoes: Homemade Tomato Ketchup

Five ways with...tomatoes: Tomato Ketchup

Homemade tomato ketchup

I couldn't do a series of tomato recipes without including one for tomato ketchup.  Even tomato haters have to admit that they love a bit of tommy k!  This version has a nice kick to it … Continue Reading ››