Date & cinnamon butter recipe

Brighten up your mornings with this simple spread that even the kids will love. It's soooo simple to make, and will last in the fridge for 2-3 days so you can keep dipping back in to it when you need a sweetness fix. Ingredients: 12 Medjool dates cold water (enough to cover the dates) 2 teaspoons chinese ground cinnamon* half teaspoon finely ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons maple syrup *You can use standard cinnamon, but I like the slight dentyne chewing gum flavour the chinese cinnamon has (remember them?!) Method: 1. remove any stones from the dates, and place in a pot covered with cold water for approx half an hour (you can leave for longer if you like, just no less - the dates will start to p

Friday nibbles!

Stuck at home and want to jazz up your Friday evening? Why not kick-off the weekend with ‘Friday nibbles’. Grab a stall, share a drink (we've got some fab non alcoholic combo ideas coming up for you next week!), and pop some nibbles in to bowls tapas stylee. It’s a great way to introduce kids to knew food in a relaxed way, and for you all to have some catch up time to start the weekend. Top tips: Ensure you have a good balance of healthy as well as treat based stuff in your nibbles - it's not a birthday buffet! You don't have to make everything from scratch, simply pop together some different flavours and fresh ingredients, sit back and enjoy. Friday nibbles ideas: Bread sticks Homemade humm

Cook-along live!

Spatchcock chicken with coconut & lime potatoes and winter slaw Join me for a cook-along on Sunday 29th January 2017 at 10am - I'll guide you through how to spatchcock a chicken and roast it, along with roasted coconut and lime new potatoes, and a delicious winter slaw. All you need to do is buy the below ingredients and gather the listed utensils, and follow The Cooking Shed on Facebook. Then, at 10am on Sunday 29th January sign in to Facebook, and watch me demonstrate the stages for you to follow...you can ask questions as we go, and we'll cook in real time together. Once everything is prep'd, sit back and relax while your lunch finishes cooking and enjoy with friends or family. #giveitatr

15 unexpected flavour combinations

New tastes aren't always about trying a new food or spice - often it's about simply combining every day ingredients to create something completely unexpected. Here, we've listed 15 of our favourite most unexpected flavour combinations for you to try. #giveitatry ​ 1. Apple and peanut butter 2. Strawberry jam smeared on garlic bread with cheese 3. Marmite on toast topped with a poached egg 4. Chopped green olives and lime zest mixed in to butter and spread on to warm crusty bread 5. Apple sauce in a cheese sandwich 6. Warm, grilled watermelon topped with crumbled feta cheese 7. Halloumi flambéed with Ouzo 8. Lavender in apple cake 9. Greek yoghurt mixed with mint jelly (dip your tortilla cris

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