Pickled Green Beans

These pickled green beans are great in salads or as a side with just about any meal. You don’t often see pickled green beans in the supermarket. You can usually find them at the salad bar in many diners. They […]

Cauliflower and Carrot Pickles

Cauliflower – the unloved vegetable is great for pickling because of its firm texture and form. It’s always found in the Italian Giardiniera (pickled vegetables) which is served with most Antipasti. In this recipe from “BemindfulBeHuman”, they take the guess […]

Basic Pesto Sauce Recipe

This distinctively flavored pesto is a great dressing for spaghetti or any pasta. It’s a great condiment too; put a spoonful on fish or chicken hot off the grill for a real treat.  It’s also delicious to add a dollop […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco kits are a great way to go for an easy dinner. Everything you need in one box – including lots of salt and preservatives. Making your own taco seasoning is easy, you can make it to suit your own […]

Putting Up Peaches

“Putting Up” is sort of the old-fashioned word for canning or preserving.  It may be a bit time-consuming, but when the cold weather comes and you get to open a jar with summer peaches you’ll be glad you took the […]

5 Tips to a Great Marinade

If you want to grill a tasty and healthy meal you need to plan ahead.  Sure, one of the great things about grilling is that you can come home and throw a couple of chops on the grill and have […]

Carrot Cake Jam Recipe

We are always on the look out for classics-with-a-twist recipes, and although carrot cake is a fairly recent classic (it became commonly available in the US during the 1960s, although carrots were used in sweet cakes in medieval times) it […]

How To Make Orange Marmalade (Includes A Recipe!)

So, I am sure lots of you have had a go at making your own jams and pickles etc, but how many of you have tried your hand at making a marmalade? If you’ve never made some marmalade – thanks […]

Make Your Own Biryana Masala (Instant Biryani Spice Mix)

Following on from my post about Spanish spice mixes, Food-O-Mania have posted some delicious sounding Indian spice mixes.  My pick of the selection would be the biryani – a flavourful rice based curry with more warmth than heat. Many of […]

How To Make EASY & Delicious Homemade Pesto!

There are probably 100s of different pesto recipes, every Italian cook seems to have their own secret pesto recipe. The one thing all pesto recipes have in common is that they are all really easy to make… In fact homemade […]

Introducing TheSpanishTin Spice Store (& A Grilled Kebabs Recipe)

Today I want to tell you about a great little online store I have just discovered. It is called ‘TheSpanishTin’ and they sell these awesome spice mix tins, to help you easily add some premium Spanish flavours to your cooking. TheSpanishTin […]

How To Make Homemade Hummus (And never buy from the store again!)

We eat loads and loads of hummus, we have it on pitta, to dip vegetables in and my husband and kids even love hummus sandwiches… The thing is, store brought hummus varies in taste and quality from store to store […]

How To Make Quick & Easy Freezer Jam

So last week I did a post: How To Make Homemade Jam In 30 Minutes In The Microwave, this post was so, so popular, it has 1,141 shares on Facebook so far!  Microwave jam is so great, we only make our […]

Make Your Own Flavoured Coffee Syrups!

If like me you enjoy your coffee with some added flavour, this post is for you. Stop buying flavoured coffee creamer which is expensive and full of synthetic fats and preservatives etc. Instead, head over to ‘Annie Eats’ and check […]