Coconutty Lemon Curd

Divine Coconutty Lemon Curd (Dairy Free)

Lemon is one of my favourite flavours. Be it in either a dessert (especially lemon meringue pie) or in a savoury using preserved lemons, sprinkling finely grated lemon zest on top of a spicy soup or simply a squeeze of juice on fresh fish. Once I even made lemon marmalade which was amazing. In fact, […]

peanut satay sauce

Authentic Peanut Satay Sauce (just imagine it with a few orchids)

I love peanut satay, luuurve it! I’ve made lots of variations of it over the years, pre-whizzy machine days I used peanut butter but now I get the extra satisfaction of really making it from scratch using whole peanuts. You can use satay sauce to pour over meat or tofu with vegetables and rice, use it […]

Cranberry Sauce

Until last week I had never set eyes upon fresh cranberries so when I stumbled across bags of them in the shops I was, I admit, more than a little excited. I was also quite puzzled because they didn’t look at all like I was expecting. I imagined cranberries to look a lot like what […]

Sweet potato hummus

Sweet Potato Hummus

Hummus, Houmous, Hommus, hummous, hommos, humos, or hoummos, however you spell it, is delicious and really quite good for you. It’s cheap to make, keeps for quite a while in the fridge and is so versatile. Use as a dip with crackers or carrot sticks, spread on a wrap, use instead of butter on your sandwich, spread some on your […]

Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce

Not So Sweet Tomato Sauce (Ketchup)

The problem with having a Thermomix (what’s that? problem?). The problem with having a Thermomix is that, as bit by bit you start to make almost everything from scratch, you start to run out of jars and bottles. I will admit that I feel a bit virtuous when I open my fridge and see jars of […]

Berry Nice Jam

A Berry Nice Jam (with gluten free pikelets)

I’m a chutney veteran, sauces, pickles, pastes, I’ve done them all, but I’ve never made jam. That is until today. I kept hearing how easy it is in the whizzy machine so I decided to give it a go. Clearly I was quite excited by the idea of homemade jam because I got a bit […]