I used to be a closet stock-maker because I was embarrassed to admit that I boiled bones. Making your own stock A.K.A. bone broth has become trendy of late. A trend which, I think, will not go out of fashion in a hurry. Why make stock? Because it's highly nutritious, it's rich in proteins, minerals and gelatin and it's good for the digestive system. The Chinese traditionally give chicken soup made from chicken bones to children and old people and especially when you're s
It's becoming a bit of a tradition where I make a Christmas gift for clients who visit me in the days leading up to Christmas. This year it was soap! A few luckier ones got mince pies as well. Other years it's a mulled drink. I've now started doing the mulled wine reception at my church after the carol service. Catering for 100+ people, it HAS to be a home-made recipe. MULLED WINE RECIPE 2 bottles of red wine 1-2 bottles of water (use the red wine bottles) 6 oz sugar 1 la
I have an incredibly sweet tooth and this is my 1st attempt at a low-sugar recipe. Read my earlier post on Sugar & Ageing Skin. (If I could get this link working, one click would get you straight there!) The original recipe is from the website http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-15869/a-better-cookie-chocolate-oatmeal-chunkers.html submitted by Loren Brill. I made changes to the original recipe 1) because I have a habit of doing this 2) I didn't have all the ingredients. Here is
In true blog style I should start off by saying that I had a glut of plums but I didn't. I bought these from the supermarket because they were cheap and they were more like bullets than plums. They would have made your gums bleed, they were that hard. I confess this is not my recipe but one I found on a yahoo forum thread. LOW SUGAR PLUM JAM 5-6 cups of plums cut up, stones removed 1 cup sugar juice of 1 lemon 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon Combine the cut up plums and suga
Nature has a way of protecting her fruit from marauders. Chestnuts are no exception to this. Try breaking into a chestnut without strong soled shoes and a pair of gloves and you’ll more than meet your match. If you’re into foraging, chestnuts are a joy. Not only can you spot them a mile away because they collect in their gatherings at the base of chestnut trees. There is also no picking your way through branches and bending under things, they just fall when they’re ready.