Category Archives: Recipes

Foraging Series – Rose Hip Syrup

I’ve made this a few times now, and love to put it on my porridge and pancakes. Packed full of vitamin C, an excuse for a good walk, and really sweet. What is there not to like (well a few scratches but its … Continue reading

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Warm Sundried Tomato, Pine Nut & Seed Salad Recipe

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I love this salad, I have made several variations of it but this is my favourite combination. It works great either on it’s own or part of a main meal. We often have with pizza or veggie lasagne and it’s … Continue reading

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Foraging Series – Making Fruit Leathers

Fruit leathers are an alternative to jams and jellies, when wanting to preserve a glut of fruit. They are really tasty and great trail food too, lasting up to a year without the need for a heavy container. This is … Continue reading

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Vegan/dairy free banana breakfast smoothie

This is by far my favourite smoothie to have in the morning, its fruity, creamy, sweet and a bit chocolatey like a banana milkshake with non of the added sugar!

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Make Do & Mend – Thrifty Living & Upcycled Craft

The inspiring Jen Gale created the successful Make Do and Mend Year blog in September 2012. It all began as a one year challenge to buy nothing new in which she documents her experiences. The challenge officially ended at the end … Continue reading

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Sugared Primroses Easter Cake Decorations

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These sugared primroses make a really pretty decoration, my daughter really enjoyed helping making these to decorate this years Easter Simnel cake.

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Hot Cross Bun & Apple Bread Pudding

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Having succumbed to a buy one get one free offer I found myself with more hot cross buns then we could eat before they started to go dry. We toasted a couple but the rest I decided to use in … Continue reading

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Toffee Apple Alternative Recipe

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My favourite thing about this recipe is the kids can get involved, dipping the apples in the chocolate and nuts themselves.

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Halloween Crafts – Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

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After yesterdays pumpkin carving we had loads of pumpkin seeds to find a use for, we saved some for planting and craft projects, the rest we toasted, yum!

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How to make Peanut Butter.

I’ve recently decided to try and avoid palm oil wherever possible. This is easier said than done as it seems to be in EVERYTHING! This is especially sad when I discover it in my fav organic peanut butter ( we eat … Continue reading

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