Category Archives: Preserves

Interesting preserves: lemoncello conserve and hot banana chutney

I had a wee pre-birthday road trip at the weekend and we ended up at Glamis Castle  in Angus, ancestral home to HM The Queen Mother. I had already had a wee peak at their website and, having been before, figured there … Continue reading

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Dinner party: lots of cheese, and other things

I love a cheeseboard at the end of a meal. This one had: gruyere brie goat’s cheese Wensleydale Mull of Kintyre extra mature cheddar Blacksticks blue cheese I served it with a mixture of biscuits and several chutneys, including homemade chutney … Continue reading

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Oat flips, crackers and all the pate

Hogmanay We started our feasting this evening as we meant to go on: pate, two types: duck & orange and Brussels cheese: Leerdammer (not my choice, but Him Indoors likes it) more chutney than you can shake a stick at … Continue reading

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Cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce is super easy. The good thing about making it yourself is you can spice it up a bit by adding cloves or a cinnamon stick. I tried making this with sweetener and it failed miserably. I think my thing is … Continue reading

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Dealing with cheap peaches

Hubby bought some cheap peaches. In fact they were referred to as “soft fruit” – never a good sign. On top of that they were white peaches and they are never great shop bought at the best of times. (They … Continue reading

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Limoncello and verde limoncello pt 1

We love limoncello and make it every year – usually around Christmas time. It’s made in two stages – infusing the vodka with the flavour, then adding the sugar syrup. When it’s done it is glorious, and SO much better … Continue reading

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Curried Apple and Carrot Chutney

This recipe – adapted from Preserves by Hilaire Walden – is also meant to have 115g fresh horseradish, grated. I didn’t add it because I couldn’t find any, but it would certainly liven up the chutney. It ended up a little runnier than … Continue reading

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