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Sterilizing jars

Sterilizing your jars or cans is very important to ensure the maximum shelf-life of your preserves. It’s fairly quick and can be done in a multitude of ways, so make sure your jars are prepped and ready. TIP: If bottling hot food, try and time your sterilizing process to end when your food is ready to […]

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Raspberry jam

Simple Raspberry Jam

I have to admit, hearing people talking about jam pans, special thermometers and getting just the right temperature, I was always a bit intimidated by the idea of making jam. This year however, we had such a glut of raspberries that there really wasn’t anything else I could have done with them so I decided […]

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Suet Scones

Suet Scones

Ingredients: 500g plain flour 1/2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda 4.5 teaspoons cream of tartar 50g butter 25g suet 300ml milk Method: Put all the dry ingredients plus the butter and suet into a food processor and blitz until it becomes breadcrumbs. Add milk in one go and blitz again, but don’t work […]

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Easy Peasy Fish Pie

Easy Peasy Fish Pie

Having got stuck in a bit of rut for family meals lately, I recently happened across a simple sauce that I decided would be perfect to use in a fish pie. This one has proven a hit with both the adults and the children, and is prepared in advance, ready for baking when everyone gets […]

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