Coconut Shortbread

In the 1930s, our Scottish great-grandmother collected and wrote down recipes throughout the war years in a thick, hardbound notebook. Rations made basic ingredients hard to get hold of. Inside the front cover, written in long hand and black ink it reads; “Where butter is mentioned, margarine is meant.” Today we made shortbread using coconut oil, rather […]

Apple Snow

In a storybook I read as a child, there was a chapter where the children ate Apple Snow. I was fascinated! It was said to be made with pureed apples and whisked egg whites. Considering the enlightened risk that using raw eggs poses these days, here is a less lethal take on the same theme; […]

Simple Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Baked sweet potatoes are amazing. The combination of the oil and natural sugars give a wonderful caramelized texture and taste. Try them alongside Rosemary Red lentils or other with other recipes instead of rice or potatoes. Plus they are full of happy minerals and vitamins. 1¼ kilos (3 pounds) sweet potatoes 4 tablespoons olive oil […]