Crispy Peking Duck with Pancakes and Chili Plum Sauce

Roast duck is very simple, once you know what it takes to get a nice crispy skin and moist flesh. No need to pour boiling water over it, score it Read more …

Spanish Date Cake with Marcona Almonds {a must-have on your cheeseboard}

This Spanish-style cake is more often found during the holiday season and can be very expensive, to say the least! So…. if you want to enjoy this sweet sticky treat any time Read more …

Greek Yogurt Homemade from Scratch {Creamy pots of Greek yogurt with strawberries, honey and chia seeds}

  There is so much to say about this post! First, I want to encourage you to make your own yogurt and de-mistify the whole process. Secondly, if you don’t Read more …

Garlic Confit {And 7 ways to use, smear, spread, add or in other words, enjoy it!}

Confit (pronounced con-fee) is a French term used to describe an ancient method of preserving food in fat, oil or sugar syrup. It involves cooking food, in this case garlic, at Read more …

Pecan Maple Butter {like pecan pie in a jar only better}

Don’t say I didn’t warn you from the outset. This stuff is addictive! I keep dreaming up of all the wonderful things I can top with this amazing sweet nut butter Read more …

Mincemeat for Mince Pies and Mince Tarts

Unimpressed by the ready-made mince pies I find in the US, our family’s collective yearning for a good mince pie this holiday season led me to try making my own Read more …

Sterilize Jars for Preserving

To sterilise jars, wash the jars and lids in warm soapy water, rinse well, then dry thoroughly with a clean tea cloth, place them on a baking tray and place into Read more …

Strawberry Jam

Fortunately, living in Florida means that fresh organic strawberries are easy to come by, even in November! I think the addition of vanilla pod seeds brings out the sweetness of Read more …

Lemon Curd

One of the joys of moving to Florida, was the prospect of having our very own lemon tree and as luck would have it, the house we bought had a very neglected Read more …