Seville Orange Marmalade
“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred orange and scrub the floor.”
Author: D.H. Lawrence
The marmalade that I set out for breakfast for house guests this morning had them in raptures and was voted the best they had ever eaten! In my household we like a gutsy, full flavoured marmalade with proper chunks. Its not a marmalade for the faint hearted … indeed, guests caught picking out the chunks and leaving them to languish on the side of their plates – well – they don’t get asked again – not for breakfast at any rate ! Continue reading
A good chef’s knife is a wonderful gift for the foodie in the family. However, there are several considerations before deciding how best to set about gifting such a personal present. Continue reading
The ultimate comfort food – Sticky toffee pudding and thick delicious cream.
Sticky Toffee Pudding is the ultimate Lake District treat. Warm sponge cake steeped in dark buttery caramel. The original recipe was created by Francis Coulson at Sharrow Bay in the 1970s where it is still on offer every day in the restaurant. Cartmel Village Shop makes and sells their own extremely delicious version too. However, it is very easy to make at home and a bit more economical if you are cooking for large numbers.
Just to prove how easy – at Stirring Stuff Cookery School, sticky toffee pudding was on the menu for the first of our two Men in the Kitchen classes . It was also a definite hit on the Back to Uni course – how to make friends fast – learn to cook a sticky toffee pudding! Continue reading