Updates from our Kitchen & Garden
How to Make Yogurt at Home
The best recipe for homemade yogurt is a simple combination of temperature and time. Follow our 4 step method to make perfect DIY yogurt from scratch.
How to Make Real Kimchi from Scratch
Made Sauerkraut but been a little scared to try Kimchi? Learn the best recipe for homemade kimchi, what ingredients to use, how to make a vegan kimchi and ideas for using the kimchi paste.
The Right Temperatures for Making Yogurt
Learn the right yogurt making temperature range for perfect homemade yogurt. Do you need to use a yogurt thermometer? What is the best temperature for a yogurt maker?
How to Make Perfect Potato Gnocchi
Have you ever made potato gnocchi that is stodgy, gluey, or tasteless? Learn our simple tricks that make the best gnocchi recipe - light, fluffy and full of flavor.
Making Clarified Butter or Ghee
Here's a special post for all you butter lovers. Not content with just spreading it on your toast? Clarifying it means you can cook with it too. You've probably heard the term 'Clarified Butter' but what does that mean exactly? Read on to find out how to clarify your own at home in a few simple steps, so you can make everything better with a bit of butter.
Whether you have a sweet or a savoury tooth, chances are you like mascarpone cheese. Mascarpone is the unsung hero behind some great dishes and the good news is it is easy to make at home. Read on for the simple steps to make your own at the quantity you need and some ideas for using it too
The Best Heirloom Bean Trial and Recipes
The trauma of early attempts at cooking dried beans during her student days led to an aversion that, twenty years later, Heather decided to face head-on by having a go at growing, tasting and generally getting to know some lovely legumes. Several heirloom varieties of dried beans are trialled and there are some delicious recipes too.
How To Make Nitrate Free Bacon - In Three Days
If you are tired of watery, tasteless store-bought bacon and wary of the nitrates used to preserve it commercially, read on to see how easy it is to make your own. Heather outlines simple steps to do it yourself in three days.
How to make Greek Yogurt and the Best Ever Pastry Recipe
We all love Greek Yogurt, but what is in the store-bought stuff? Heather takes you through how ridiculously easy it is to make your own thick creamy yogurt at home and then passes on a recipe for making pastry from it.
The Best Ever Lemon Cordial Syrup
If you have lemons, you make lemonade and the best homemade lemonade recipe starts with our concentrated lemon cordial syrup. This recipe is a store cupboard staple and the start of many delicious and soothing drinks. It can make a hot lemon and ginger drink to ease a heavy head cold or add a splash of soda water and ice for a long refreshing summer drink.
Homemade Fast Feta Cheese
Make Fast Feta cheese at home. Learn how to turn milk into cheese within 24 hours with this tried and tested recipe for homemade feta cheese.
Best Pumpkin Recipes
Find some new uses for the humble pumpkin with our collection of best pumpkin recipes from pumpkin pie to pumpkin hummus.