Rudolph reindeer biscuits

It’s that time of year where I need to come up with an easy to make Christmas themed gift for my children’s school friends and teachers. These reindeer biscuits/cookies are so cute that they are sure to delight children and adults alike; though they do look a little bit stunned or surprised don’t they? They’d…

Caramelised onion and beetroot relish

We pulled out the last of our beetroot patch a while ago and apart from gloriously roasting them or making my divine chocolate beetroot cake; I’ve decided to make a relish with the remaining small bulbed beetroot and to pickle the rest; ensuring that my family can enjoy our beetroot until the next spring harvest….

Delicious homemade strawberry jam

My family recently went strawberry picking at a farm not too far from home. We had so much fun picking and eating loads of fresh sweet strawberries that I’m sure it will become an annual family tradition. The only problem of course is that we ended up with around 6 kg (13.2 pounds) of strawberries…

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Decorations

The smell of freshly made gingerbread is quintessentially Christmas for me. The combined smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves is magical in the way it can summon fond memories of distant family Christmas gatherings and of my first winter Christmas. Though funnily enough I wasn’t too fond of eating gingerbread as a child, just…

Traditional Gingerbread Biscuits

The smell of freshly made gingerbread is quintessentially Christmas for me. The combined smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves is magical in the way it can summon fond memories of distant family Christmas gatherings and of my first winter Christmas. Though funnily enough I wasn’t too fond of eating gingerbread as a child, just…