Making Stock

Save your chicken bones to cook up some great stocks to make tasty soups and casseroles. Before you throw away the bones from the Chicken or Turkey, consider using them to create tasty stocks which can be used in soups, casseroles and other dishes. Using the bones in this way, ensures you get good value […]

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower has a fresh light taste and is great for making into cordial. From mid June, the frothy cream flower heads of the Elder are blooming in hedgerows and gardens. A good way to enjoy the summery taste of elderflower is to make a cordial which can be mixed with ice and water for a […]

Wild Garlic

Wild garlic (Allium ursinum) can be found in early spring, growing in moist, partly shaded areas of woodland, often near bluebells. Broad green leaves which look similar to those of Lily of the Valley, start showing from around late February and will flower towards April or May. The white flowers of wild garlic look very […]

Pancake recipe – how to make them

Pancakes are the ideal comfort food for the cold winter nights and are not really hard to make. Creating a pancake batter involves eggs, milk and plain flour. It is the same basic batter you would use for making Yorkshire puddings. You do not need to buy shop made pancakes, or Yorkshire puddings as they […]

Rose Hips

Rose hips are the seed pods of roses, both wild and cultivated.  Once the flower petals fall, the hard green hips will swell until they start to ripen in October and November, turning a bright red or orange, depending on the variety. The word “Hip” originally comes from the Middle English “hepe”.  Among rose growers […]