Live in the moment – make elderflower champagne!

Oh how I love to live in the moment – and what a moment this time of year is. The wonderful scent of elderflowers is in the air and they are at their best to make Elderflower Champagne. Only 8 heads are required in this tried and tested (very old) recipe. If you can doContinue reading “Live in the moment – make elderflower champagne!”

Mango & Avocado Salsa

I can’t get enough of this salsa! I first tasted it on a ‘Safari Supper’ at a neighbours house in our village – she served it with salmon steaks. Since she gave me the recipe I have slightly adapted it and served it up on top of toast and with a jacket potato! It’s aContinue reading “Mango & Avocado Salsa”

Festive Couscous

I was inspired by Nigella Lawson for this recipe. Anything that looks like rice gets a massive thumbs down in our household as my husband thinks it tastes like gravel. So with rice and particularly couscous I have to work very hard with the flavours. And … he also finds pomegranate ‘over-rated pips’! As theseContinue reading “Festive Couscous”

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Carrots are very good for you. The contain beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and this is most excellent for your eyes and for your immunity. So lets get crunching.. INGREDIENTS 1 pound carrots, coarsely grated (about 4 cups) 1/4 cup vegetable oil or extra-virgin olive oil 3 to 4Continue reading “Moroccan Carrot Salad”

Chickpea and Mushroom Burger Recipe

For a healthy alternative to the beef burger, why not try these? This is my own version of a BBC Good Food recipe – a bit more tangy with the Ras El Hanout and spices and more ‘meaty’ texture with the addition of the aubergine. Ingredients (makes about 6 burgers) 2 tblsp olive oil 1Continue reading “Chickpea and Mushroom Burger Recipe”

Lemon & Honey water – a healthy way to start your day

You may have heard that a lemon and honey drink in the morning works wonders for your health. This is because honey and lemon both contain powerful therapeutic properties – and mixing them together makes an excellent tonic to kick start your day. It’s so simple to make:- use tepid/warm water from a boiled kettleContinue reading “Lemon & Honey water – a healthy way to start your day”