You can't beat homemade granola! I make it in batches that fill a large jar and serve it to guests in the shepherd's hut in the breakfast basket I deliver to them. For that purpose, I make a quirky "Granola Pot" by using a kilner jar and filling it with a layer of fresh fruit and a layer of Greek yogurt topped with the delicious granola. Guests love it! So do we!
I mix 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, 125 ml of maple syrup, 2 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of vanilla extract into a large bowl ...
I sometimes make ratatouille on the hob but this recipe uses the oven. Roasting the vegetables in the oven, I find, makes the most flavoursome dish that I like serving with either plain boiled rice or as a topping for jacket potatoes. It also goes perfectly with fish. When the vegs are in season and abundant in the garden (I don't always use aubergines as I have not yet grown them successfully), I make batches of ratatouille which I bottle and story in the pantry for later.
- 2 medium courgettes, diced with skin on
- 1 small aubergine, diced ...
My mum used to make green tomato jam to use up unripe tomatoes at the end of the season. I find that adding ginger and vanilla makes this jam very tasty. It is particularly delicious with porridge and Greek yoghurt but also simply on bread and butter or toast.
2 kg green tomatoes - 1 kg of caster sugar - 1 vanilla pod - a 5cm chunk of fresh ginger, peeled - juice of 1 lemon
Cut the tomatoes and remove the seeds if desired. Chop them into small pieces then weigh them. You will need half that quantity of sugar. Finely ...