Dips, Sauces and Preserves

Lemon Curd

I love lemon curd and have done since I was quite young. I can, and regularly do, eat it by the spoonful – something along the lines of a bit for my toast…and a bit extra just for me. For everyday-use I love lemon curd on my morning toast – a little taste of lightness…

Mincemeat

I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t feel like Christmas is this weekend, perhaps because I’m still at work. I’m looking forward to having time with family and, especially, time to focus on seeking God and what His plans are for my life next year. A year that holds quite a bit of change…

Raspberry Curd

As I’ve mentioned previously on this blog (here), I love lemon curd. I also love raspberries and it was therefore only a small step to bring together these two loves in the form of raspberry curd. Unfortunately, I ended up needing to use twice as many raspberries in this recipe as I initially anticipated and…

Red Onion Jam

Sometimes I have an idea for a recipe, and I experiment and do a couple of tweaks and end up with something on the plate that is exactly what I envisioned when I started. Sometimes I have an idea for a recipe, and then it morphs into its own path and being and the food…

Roast Onion Humous

A little while ago, I tried roast onion humous from a supermarket and I really enjoyed it. So, I decided to try making it myself. I’m not sure if I’ve fully got it yet but this is what I came up with… You’ll need two onions, roasted, 4 tablespoons of tahini (creamed seasame seeds, available…

Shrove Tuesday and Caramel Sauce

Today is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day which marks the start of Lent. Traditionally pancakes were eaten on Shrove Tuesday as a way of using up ingredients before people starting fasting during the 40 days of Lent, which symbolise the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the start of His ministry. Although today…

Slow Cooker Lemon Curd

Sometimes my slow cooker languishes at the back of the cupboard, neglected and forgotten. Sometimes I remember my slow cooker and discover new and wonderful things that I can make in it (like this bacon and butternut risotto). Slow cooker lemon curd is one thing that I have discovered is incredibly easy in the slow…