Recipes

Savoury(ish!) Spicy Nuts

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Based on an Ottolenghi recipe Ingredients 100g cashew nuts 100g macadamia nuts 120g pecan nuts 60g whole almonds (skin on) 80g pumpkin seeds 1 tbsp sunflower seeds 3 tbsp oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp fine salt 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked  (or 1 tsp dried rosemary) 2 tsp… Read More »Savoury(ish!) Spicy Nuts

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

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Recipe from BBC Good Food Ingredients 1 tbsp sunflower (or melted coconut) oil 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp mixed spice 400g mixed nuts, try almonds, Brazil nuts and cashews 2 tbsp honey Method Heat oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Mix the oil with the spices, then stir… Read More »Sweet and Spicy Nuts

Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Pots

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Recipe from Jamie Oliver. (Definitely an adult dessert!) Ingredients 300 ml single cream 200 g dark chocolate   2 large egg yolks 3 tablespoons brandy (or liqueur of your choice) 20 g unsalted butter Method In a thick-bottomed pan, heat the cream until nearly boiling. Add the chocolate… Read More »Jamie Oliver’s Chocolate Pots

Lebkuchen

Recipe and picture from The Spectator. Makes 30 biscuits Ingredients 200g honey 85g butter 75g dark brown sugar zest of 1 orange 250g plain flour 125g ground almonds 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground cloves ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground pepper ¼ tsp ground ginger… Read More »Lebkuchen

Spiced Squash Soup

Recipe based on one from Olive Magazine, with immune system-boosting spices. Ingredients 1 large white onion, diced 2 green apples, peeled and chopped ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger ¼ tsp chilli powder 1 ½ tsp fine sea salt 2 kg butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and… Read More »Spiced Squash Soup

Fire cider

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Recipe by Diana Earnshaw Fire cider is a traditional drink, taken to ward off seasonal infections and boosts the immune system. It is also said to be anti-inflammatory. There seem to be as many recipes for fire cider as people who post the recipe, therefore this is my… Read More »Fire cider

Beet Kvass

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A drink which is possibly Ukranian in origin. Recipe and picture from TinandThymeUK Ingredients 3 medium sized organic beetroots – scrubbed well 1 ½ tsp sea salt spring water (not tap water) Method Chop the beetroot into rough chunks and place in the bottom of a sealable 1… Read More »Beet Kvass