Gingerbread Stars….good for decorating your tree at Christmas!

Gingerbread stars   Ingredients 350g/12oz plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon 125g/4½oz butter 175g/6oz soft brown sugar 1 free-range egg 4 tbsp golden syrup To decorate 150g/5oz white chocolate, melted Any cake sparkles you might like Method Break the chocolate up into a bowl and place on the back of the … Continue reading

Favourite mango sausages

Favourite mango sausages   These are so easy. All you need are your favourite sausages. For us we get our butcher to make his famous Weobley whoppers up into smaller less whopperish versions. Cocktail sausages are perfect for this. 1 jar of mango chutney 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds   Line a roasting tin with bake o glide or baking … Continue reading

Before March warms up…. get this made!

So… we have battled our way through wind, rain and grey skies for what seems like forever, and we find ourselves unceremoniously tipped into the middle of March. This looks like Spring. Is it feeling like Spring to you?  I’m willing to believe that it is entirely possible that the weather has improved and will stay improved and that we are all going to enjoy … Continue reading

Simple No Fuss Crumble

Simple No Fuss Crumble Have you ever been involved in food photography? It’s an eye opener I can tell you. When I first started writing a column for Welsh Border Life and Live24Seven I would bake something yummy, take a snap of it with my camera phone and send it off. I was pretty sure as I knew how fab it … Continue reading

Mrs K.

MRS K. I went to visit a very lovely lady last week. She had turned up in our Leominster showroom having got a train from Builth Wells and then walked in the pouring rain from the train station here, to us. We made her two restorative cups of tea whilst she got her breath back. (Can I just point out … Continue reading

Showing off…

I was asked if we could host a charity morning here at our showroom. A shopping event for lots of women and providing mince pies, tea and a big welcome. We can do that said I! It was mooted that as we are rather busy perhaps I should go to the supermarket and purchase said mince pies. I looked suitably … Continue reading

Pork and Cider Casserole

We cooked this recently for the Herefordshire Women in Business group, or WIB to their friends! Either the ladies were just terribly polite or it was a rousing success, hopefully the latter. This serves two, but the recipe easily scaled up for easy entertaining. Use Herefordshire cider and locally reared pork for a real local treat! Ingredients 450g/1lb pork tenderloin, cubed. 3 tbs flour 1 … Continue reading

Bacon and Potato Hotpot

With the New Year inevitably comes the enforced January guilt. We weigh too much, we drink too much, we spend too much. I do weigh too much…but frankly I love food and it’s my go to comfort. I do drink too much…but again…I like it. So that leaves money. Well I don’t spend too much because it’s in very short … Continue reading

Chocolate Stout Cake with Hot Chocolate Sauce

Did you survive? Have you managed to recycle the mountain of wrapping paper, fought your way through twiddly bits of plastic coated wire that foil an impatient child’s attempt to grab the toy and immediately play with it? Have you consumed twice your own body weight in food and drunk enough to re-float the Titanic…me too! And did you think … Continue reading

Creamy Root Vegetable Mash

This is a luxurious recipe which makes enough to serve four. We’ve used sweet potatoes, swede and celeriac. It’s a delicious combination but you could substitute any for your favourite root veggies.  Made with a packet of Boursin, it tastes wonderful, and is so easy to prepare. You will need:- 1 lb (450g) sweet potatoes 1 root celeriac ½ swede 7 oz (200g) … Continue reading