Elderflower Ice Cream

Been foraging again, for elderflowers. What else at this time of year, eh.

So now there are four recipes for these delectable little flowers available on the CBP website. Whoopeee!

This one is just as delicious as the others, and just a bit naughtier. It’s also somewhat of a cheat as far as making ice cream goes, so happy days. No churning required.  Continue reading “Elderflower Ice Cream”

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Carlin Pea Chilli

Ever heard of Carlin Peas? Lancastrians will know exactly what they are, but likely if you’re from down south like me, these were total news.

Carlin peas, aka maple peas, aka black badgers, aka pigeon peas, aka brown peas – are a British grown classic (medievally speaking) that make a great substitute to the chick pea. Enjoyed on bonfire night in the north, with lashing of vinegar – wiki’s words!

Imagine that, an air mile free (in the UK) chickpea and bean alternative. Great news huh, for salads, soups, stews, brownies, and…. chilli’s.

A four bean/pea chilli, which we’ll grant ya, does rack the air mile count back up again but it all helps, innit. And it’s vegan.  With air miles on the membrane, we opted for freekeh instead of the go to quinoa, the results were pleasing. This is a fail safe recipe from Jamie’s 15 minute meals, and delicious. We’ve said 30mins cuz we’re not as quick as Jamie – but it does cook in 15mins.

Tuck in.  Continue reading “Carlin Pea Chilli”

Pickled Onions

1 DAY PLUS A RIDICULOUS 2 MONTH WAIT ALERT

Would you just look at these beauties. The simple things are the best, aren’t they.

Cannot stop thinking about this jar of spiky gorgeousness we made yesterday – and how long we’re going to have to wait to try them. It’s 2 months, aaaages in other words.

This is the first time we’ve made pickled onions (I know, can hardy believe it meself, like), mostly cuz all that peeling seems like such a teary faff, never thinking to actually check a recipe for the low-down.

Well, the low-down is there’s a trick involved and the onions are easy to peel. Predictably.

The countdown begins. Continue reading “Pickled Onions”

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