Spiced Sloe and Apple jelly

We all know that Sloes make a great Sloe gin or Liqueur but combined with apples, they can also make a wonderful rich jelly. Tiny purple sloes look like miniature plums and have a huge seed and very little flesh.  Although they can be used to make jam, you will spend a lot of time […]

Cucumber pickle

This lovely European pickle is a great way to use up a glut of cucumbers. Do not panic at the amount of salt you see in the recipe, the salt is used to draw moisture from the cucumber and you will be rinsing this away before making the pickle. The art to this pickle is […]

River Cottage Ginger Beer

Making your own alcoholic ginger beer is simple, quick and very cost effective.  We have detailed the River Cottage version below which is our favourite. This is a cloudy and very lively beer, so we only make about five bottles of this in one go.  By the time you get round to drinking the last […]