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Spicy Courgette Chutney

Spicy Courgette Chutney

Spicy Courgette Chutney is delicious with cheese, cold meats & perfect for a cheese & pickle sandwich. Spiced with coriander, ginger & a touch of chilli. It’s a delicious chutney spiced with coriander, ginger, mustard seeds and a touch of chilli – the chilli content continue reading

Sweet Chilli Jam

Sweet Chilli Jam

Plenty of chillies? Make this delicious Sweet Chilli Jam. Perfect with cheese & homemade bread & makes a great edible gift! Sweet Chilli Jam is quick and easy to make and delicious with cheese and homemade bread. Divine with a baked Camembert and slices of continue reading

Courgette & Ginger Jam

Courgette & Ginger Jam

Courgette & Ginger Jam is delicious & a great way to use up overgrown courgettes / zucchini. Perfect on toast & makes a great alternative to mango chutney! It still amazes me how quickly time whizzes by – this is my first post for August continue reading

Christmas Shortbread Biscuits

Christmas Shortbread Biscuits

A traditional Christmas favourite here at the Kitchen Shed are my Christmas Shortbread Biscuits. Buttery melt in the mouth shortbread – delicious & easy to make! I don’t know about where you are but it’s getting a bit hectic here at the Kitchen Shed with continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Crisps

Chocolate Peppermint Crisps

This little chocolate peppermint crisps are so easy to make and if you can resist eating them all, they make a perfect hand made gift. Whilst I love chocolate mints, I find the fondant in the middle of After Eight type mints to be a continue reading

Mini Stollen Loaves

Mini Stollen Loaves

Delicious Mini Stollen make a fab alternative to Christmas cake & are perfect for gifting too ! One of my favourite Christmas treats is Stollen, not least because it includes two of my most-liked Christmas ingredients, dried fruit and marzipan. Stollen always appeared at our continue reading

Slow Cooker Peach Jam

Slow Cooker Peach Jam

Delicious Slow Cooker Peach Jam & only 3 ingredients! Take the heat out of jam making & let your Crockpot do all the work for you. I shouldn’t complain about the weather as I love all the sunshine and it means our produce is growing continue reading

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

[socialwiggle size=32 style=rounded wiggle=random] Homemade vanilla extract is so easy to make, much cheaper than shop bought and you have the advantage of choosing your own vanilla pods. It’s worth making just to be able to open the jar and take in the wonderful aroma continue reading

Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Caraway Hearts

Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Caraway Hearts

[socialwiggle size=32 style=rounded wiggle=random] Valentine’s Day gives us a perfect opportunity to bake for our loved ones and it cheers us up at this dreary time of year. I am a bit limited this month in how much time I can spend in the kitchen. continue reading

Christmas Mixed Spice Recipe

Christmas Mixed Spice Recipe

[socialwiggle size=32 style=rounded wiggle=random] Makes: 4 tablespoons We love spices in our house, sweet and savoury and one year I decided to have a go at making our own mixed spice blend. I like to apply the same principle to the spices in my Christmas continue reading