One tub, several spoons. Orange and White Chocolate Ice-Cream, a treat for the May weekend.

orange and white chocolate ice cream three scoops

Scoops of White Chocolate and Orange Ice-Cream, served with amaretto biscuits

 

May bank holiday weekend and the sun is planning on shining. Sun shine and warmth conjure images of lazy days, bluebell walks and family time. And  is it my imagination, or can I hear the tinkling and familiar tune of the ice cream van approaching? This rich and velvety orange ice cream will definitely knock the socks of anything you can buy. The white chocolate adds a satisfying, slightly chewy texture, the sugar content  is reduced so that its not overly sweet. Cooking the orange zest strips with the milk translates into a mellow orange undertone and the fresh zest adds spark.  Continue reading

Wild about Wild Garlic

snail on wild garlic

You are not the only one who loves Wild Garlic!

If you go down to the woods today…….. you may be lucky enough to hap across an oasis of pretty green and white foliage. Wild garlic or Ransoms, to give you their official name, grow in dappled shaded woodland areas. A member of the Allium family the wild garlic leaf is broad, tender and vibrantly green. The flower, which is also edible, is a cluster of pretty star shaped white petals.  An olfactory identification (they smell strongly of garlic) will alert you to their presence often long before you see them.  The season for  Wild garlic begins in early spring and often you will find them interspersed with wild bluebells. If we have warm weather they can arrive as early as March and they are good until mid May when the odour gets a bit strong and the leaves lose their tenderness. Continue reading

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