I have a two new obsessions, matcha tea and making my own ice lollies **for the America’s out there popsicles**, so when Eat Clean Tea launched their summer of matcha campaign I thought why not combine them both together and make up a refreshing, healthy ice lolly to enjoy along with this lovely weather we’ve been having. If you aren’t sure what Matcha is? Well, basically it’s green tea leaves ground into a fine powder that is a source of antioxidants with Eat Clean Tea’s matcha having 137 times the amount than in normal green tea. I’m not a fan of normal green
We have a number of fruit trees in our garden, including juicy plums, apples and pears, and each summer I go through the task of finding what to do with them. There are only so many that you can eat, give away or find the time to make jam with, and I do love a plum tart. So with the first basket full of juicy plums I decided to make a tasty, quick and easy tart for an alfresco dinner, when the sun was shining. I have cheated a little, I decided to go with ready-made pastry, it is my
When it is cold, miserable and generally gloomy outside I kind of retreat into a little ball, well not quite but I do have a need for home comforts, warm blankets and more cups of tea than an average human should consume to get through the day. Another winter warmer of mine is to cook up a big bowl of chunky minestrone soup from a recipe that I used to make with my mum. I promise it is easy to cook, healthy and above of tasty – if this doesn’t help keep the winter blues away I don’t know what will!!!
I am a dessert junkie, I have such a sweet tooth that I get so excited about pudding, I am one of those who will skip starters so I have enough room for afters. Winter for me is all about anything dripping in custard, I love hot desserts, so it is always nice when the sun is shining to make a truly summer pudding and I don’t think you can get more summery than Fruit Pavlova, it is sweet and fresh with the added crunchy-yet-gooey vibe of the meringue that makes it perfection, well in my eyes anyway.
For part one of my cooking with Gizzi Erskine, I showed off her fabulous Sweetcorn Fritters, which I tried out again this weekend and they were just as easy to make as at the Nescafe Dolce Gusto event, I might have found my speciality!!! Well, you can’t have brunch without finishing it off with something sweet, so Gizzi shared her delicious Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart, which I have to be honest isn’t an every weekend kind of dessert as it does take a couple of hours to prepare and make.