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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Quince, Orange And Chestnut Chutney With Davidstow® Cheddar...

Quince, Orange and Chestnut Chutney with Davidstow® cheddar. This is a great festive chutney that pairs well with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar. Make the chutney well in advance to when you’d like to use it as it develops in flavour as the weeks go by.


5 Holiday Cookies...

Today I am sharing 5 Holiday Cookies ideas for you to try out and bake with the children.

We love cookies here; especially when they have just been cooked and are still slightly warm from the oven.


Delicious Yule Log Dairy And Gluten Free...

Looking for some Gluten Free Christmas Ideas? If so, you have come to the right place then 😼.

Today I have a Delicious Yule Log. Dairy and Gluten Free.

The basics:

Preparation Time: 40 mins (including filling and decoration)

Cooking Time: 15-18 mins

Serves/Makes: 8 slices Made using: Delicious Alchemy Gluten and Dairy Free Vanilla Sponge Cake Mix.


Saturday, 17 December 2016

5 Holiday Salads...

The Christmas holidays are always a time for eating; more eating and then even more eating!! The best thing about time off from the usual routine though; isn't it!?

I love eating party food and especially mixing in some salads. Today I am sharing 5 healthier options to eat between the mince pies. 


Fruit And Nut Stuffing Bake..

Fancy making some Fruit And Nut Stuffing Bake?

Serves: 4-6

Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes

Product: Pyrex Asimetria rectangular roaster 35x27 cm


Friday, 16 December 2016

Bramley, Cranberry And Rosewater Jelly With Davidstow® Cheddar...

Today I am sharing a tasty looking cheeseboard idea that is perfect for sharing at Christmas. Bramley, Cranberry and Rosewater Jelly with Davidstow® cheddar.

 This winter themed jelly pairs perfectly with Davidstow® 3 Year Special Reserve Vintage and Davidstow® 18 Month Extra Mature cheddar and can be made and stored well in advance for the busy Christmas period.


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Monty Bojangles Freakshakes...

Freakshakes have been one of the biggest hits of this year, and with the trend showing no signs of slowing down for 2017. Monty Bojangles are embracing this by releasing two limited edition flavours. 

The truffle experts have partnered with renowned eatery Muriel’s Kitchen and are inviting the public to try out their monstrous, mouth-watering shakes in the Soho, Richmond and South Kensington branches throughout December.

How amazing do the Freakshakes look!?

6 Trifle Recipes To Try Out : Perfect For Christmas...

I love to make trifles recipes up and trying different ones out. Especially at Christmas

Trifles are such a tradition in my family. My Mum use to make them for anyone's birthday or for any celebrations when I was little. My Grandma always use to love making them up for us all at Christmas too. 


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Cavolo Nero, Cranberry & Prawn Cocktail...

Fancy shaking up your usual prawn cocktail recipe and adding some Cavolo Nero and Cranberry sauce into you next one?

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

Serves 4


Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts...

Winter Warmers: Maple Glazed Cocktail Nuts...

How yummy!!

  • 100g cup almonds
  • 50g pecans
  • 50g peanuts
  • 50g cashews
  • 2 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 2 tsp. Stevia or your preferred sweetener
  • Salt to taste


Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce...

Fancy making this Christmas Maple Pudding, Maple Butterscotch Sauce?

Serves 10


Monday, 12 December 2016

Gingerbread Latte Dairy And Gluten Free...

Gingerbread Latte Dairy and Gluten Free.

Create a seasonal coffee delight in the comfort of your own home.

The basics:

Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes

Serves/Makes: 15-20 mini gingerbread men

Made using: Gluten Free Gingerbread Biscuit Mix


Sunday, 11 December 2016

Baked Eggnog Cheesecake, Ginger And Maple Crust...

Fancy making a Baked Eggnog Cheesecake,  with a Ginger And Maple Crust?

Cheesecakes are one of my favourite treats alone side brownies, how yummy!!


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Holiday Mulled Cranberry Juice...

Fancy making some mulled cranberry juice over the holidays?


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding...

Fancy trying Ian Cumming’s Merry Berry Steam Pudding out?

A blueberry steamed pudding oozing with a cranberries and cordial topping.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Blackberry, Chia And Lemon Sponge Puddings With Blackberry Custard...

Blackberry, chia and lemon sponge puddings with blackberry custard:

Forget about a kitchen full of steam these wonderfully light tangy steamed puds get a modern make over and are cooked in the oven in a roasting tin covered with a large of foil.

Steamed puddings are wonderfully forgiving, so if you get a little delayed eating your main course and the puddings are ready, don’t feel you must rush, turn off the oven and leave for an extra 10 even 15 minutes cooking.

Dairy free, gluten free

Serves 4

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 35-40 minutes

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Baked Sweet Potato And Borlotti Bean Stew...

We love baked potatoes with lots of topping on in Winter. Today I am sharing a baked sweet potato and borlotti bean stew.

4 Servings – Cooking time: 30 minutes

Sweet potatoes are incredibly rich in antioxidant vitamins beta carotene and Vitamin E, both of which are required to keep the immune system functioning and to keep skin in good condition. When topped with the rich, thick bean stew all thoughts of your Cleanse will vanish!

Baked Sweet Potato recipe

Blackberry And Cacao Porridge...

Fancy making your morning porridge taste different? How about trying this Blackberry and Chocolate Porridge.


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Apple and Blackberry Breakfast Crumble with Pear and Cinnamon Custard...

Today I am sharing a lovely winter-warming recipe: Apple and Blackberry Breakfast Crumble with Pear and Cinnamon Custard. We love crumbles here, Especially when it is cold outside. A perfect treat for after Sunday dinner. 🍏

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit,Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl..

Today I am sharing this yummy Sungold kiwifruit, Blueberry And Mango Smoothie Bowl. Makes a refreshing change to drinking smoothies..

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves 1
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