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how to make rhubarb vinegar

How to make rhubarb vinegar

I morphed from being an avid beetroot hater to a real fan all thanks to Nigel Slater’s method of making beetroot carpaccio (post to come) – a sort of light-touc...
how to make Moroccan cumin salt

Moroccan Cumin Salt

Feel like putting something a bit different on your table aside from the standard salt and pepper….and some special olive oil perhaps….?The cumin salt is g...
sichuan pepper

Numbing Sichuan Pepper

“The Szechuan pepper give me more pleasure than anything else at Otter Farm…It’s a heavy aroma, lightened to varying degrees, depending on variety, by a citrusy...
brandy butter recipe

How to make truly boozyful brandy butter

“It’s Christmas morning, soon after breakfast, that fallow period when not much is going on. I look inside the fridge, hoping for something like a cold sausage ...
chocolate cookie recipe

Recipe for bountiful, broken-leg cookies

I am sure I am not alone in playing the magpie when faced with a pile of ancient magazines and mentally cloaked in anticipatory anxiety in the waiting room of a...