Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb is easy to grow and is very good for providing fibre and vitamins A, B and K.  Traditionally, you could stew rhubarb with loads of sugar to get rid of the tart flavour, then put it in a pie, or add a crumble over the top. This cake however is simply divine. I altered the original recipe, which called …

 

 

Swedish Seed Crackers

This is one of our favourite recipes, these traditional Swedish crackers, otherwise known as Knäckebrot crackers, are mostly made of seeds which makes them very nutritious and super tasty too, they’re especially delicious topped with a little Marmite, avocado and tomato. They take very little time to make and are dried in the oven so stay crisp for weeks stored …

 

 

Duck Egg Sponge Recipe

I was delighted when this recipe landed in my inbox from reader Penny Ure. I had never made a sponge before and certainly hadn’t cooked one with duck eggs so this was sure to be a bit of an adventure.

 

 

Green Tomato Chutney recipe from Newstalk ZB

Thanks to Elizabeth who rang up with this lovely recipe to share on my show on Easter Monday. My guest Tony Astle was a little rude about the flour, saying you should just reduce it down to thicken it but Elizabeth swears by this recipe and makes about 60 jars a year. I made green tomato sauce this week as …

 

 

Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe

You can use Apple Cider Vinegar in your salad dressings, add a teaspoon to your pets’ water bowl, and have a shot glass full if you’re feeling a bit off. Some people advocate drinking it every morning as a health tonic, and if you’ve been really ill or are feeling a bit the worse for wear, try taking a 1 …

 

 

Fluffy Golden Pikelets

Pikelets 50g butter 1 tbsp golden syrup Warm these together to melt the butter. 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ¼ cup sugar 1 beaten egg 1 cup milk – plus more if needed. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in the centre and mix …

 

 

Arrabiata Sauce

Arrabiata Sauce 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 5 large tomatoes, chopped ½ lemon, zest only ½ teaspoon crushed dried chilli flakes, or we use two fresh chillies from the garden 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon caster sugar To make the sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Stir in garlic and chopped tomatoes …

 

 

Herbed Salt Recipe

My friends on Facebook have been asking for this recipe. We make it every year around Christmas time, it’s handy to give as a little something extra to family and friends. This salt is delicious sprinkled liberally over french fries or No Bake Pizza Bread. For a quick tasty snack try it on top of tomato and avocado on vogals toast. It …

 

 

Preservative-Free Sausage Recipe

Sausages have always been a traditional way to use up leftover bits of meat. In the old days, the butcher would make them fresh at the end of each week and his customers would know to pop in on a Friday or Saturday to get some for the weekend. There was little need for preservatives and the leftover meats were …