This week I am sharing some OAPSchatters pudding recipes. Lead image was taken by Bryony Hill.
Winter is almost upon us and we will all be thinking of ways to make nutritious tasty meals to warm us up and not have to spend an enormous amount of money to achieve results.
OAPSchat members are being invited to apply to appear on the popular BBC 1 television programme Eat Well for Less?!
Image copyright New Covent Garden Soup Company and reproduced with permission.
Who doesn't enjoy a dish of comforting hot tasty soup? So many brands to choose from in cartons these days, a wide variation in price and also percentage of ingredients.
Image copyright Goodlife and reproduced with permission
Are you already a vegetarian or are planning on becoming a vegetarian? Perhaps you would like to eat less meat but cannot find any tasty alternatives.
This looks like a really tasty version of Roast Lamb including Jack Daniel's Hot Pepper Sauce used to marinate.
My late mother made the most delicious Simnel cakes. I have not made one since she passed away in 2014, but the following recipe may tempt me. I wonder if it will match hers!
We all love fish and chips I am sure, but how about including Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer in the batter?
Do you like to add some pickles to your cold meats, pizzas, nachos etc? I have been sent two jars of Baxters new arrivals and will share my findings with you.
I have been a fan of Duerr's marmalade for as long as I can remember and often buy their wide variety of marmalades.
Nettles are springing out of the ground right now as the weather gets milder, fresh and juicy and full of useful minerals and vitamins.
Are you a fan of organic products? Do you check the ingredients in yogurts before you buy especially the 'evil' refined sugar?!
Do you enjoy making crumbles? This is one of my all time favourites.
At Crabbie’s we’re doing Burns Night right – with a brand new Scottish menu created especially for the occasion.
There are a huge range of soups to buy these days. They come in powdered form, chilled cartons, frozen and the traditional tinned variety.
A Festive Food Treat - Fed Up With Traditional Shaped Mince Pies? Try These Mince Rolls, They Are Lovely!
I usually make these every year and they are so delicious, they soon disappear!
Simple; just don’t eat meat. That’s where it starts with young children, full of ideals – and peer pressure – when they discover that eating meat involves killing animals.
The rhubarb is thrusting vigorously upwards and our chard which was looking very moth-eaten after the winter has started bursting with new growth. So last weekend we had 2 springly, kingly snacks.
Chicken, Leek And Lemon Risotto, Comforting Food For Young And Old Alike. A Delicious Recipe From Bill Sewell
Thank you Bill for your latest recipe. As you say. 'This is the most delicious and comforting dish for leftover roast chicken. In fact I’d never make it unless I had leftover roast chicken. Surprisingly it doesn’t really matter how much meat you’ve left on the bird.'
Well. These are extraordinarily good brownies. Chocolatey and deliciously gooey but with just a trace of salty graininess.
I was thrilled when I heard I'd won a box of organic produce from Riverford through the website OAPSchat.
I love the way that recipes change and adapt and the change and adaptation is always part of a story. When we first started making brown bread at The Place Below we used a recipe from the lovely Ian Burleigh.
Photo copyright Riverford
I was delighted to receive a Riverford organic food box containing EVERYTHING I need to make three tasty and nutritious meals for two people.*
This is a great and very tasty if you are busy. Easy to prepare and cooked in about an hour. Do try it!
For those of you who have yet to make your Christmas cake, this is a quick and easy one. Worth keeping the recipe for 2016!
I am delighted to welcome Bill Sewell of Cafe at All Saints, Hereford and MichaelHouse Cambridge. Bill is going to be sharing some of his delicious recipes with us. We are starting with a pork dish. As Bill states 'Pulled pork isn’t pretty but goodness it’s delicious. Proper caveman food.'
The winning entry for The Forum Recipe Competition "Share a Recipe, Win a Prize!" has been won by Adrienne Laverick. I spent an afternoon making the delicious soup myself. It is a great value for money lunchtime or light evening meal.
When you have an apple tree in the garden there comes a point in the year when you have to deal with it! Some years there is only a limited amount of fruit but other years there is a massive crop!
Milk Chocolate Mousse In A dark Chocolate Circle, Shavings Of Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate Tuile And Physalis Sauce
Here is a recipe to share with you for October. I hope you enjoy making and eating this fabulous desert!
Some of you may by now have seen the new Coeliac UK TV advert, the one with a woman having her midriff squashed by a snake and carrying her own bodyweight in fatigue around with her.
I am delighted to introduce another great new feature to the website. Talented private chef Michel BRU is going to share one recipe a month with us starting from October. Here is an introduction to Michel and a recipe from September 2015.
A recent debate on another site for the more mature browser really surprised me. Being of the mature generation myself, I was surprised to read my contemporaries ranting on about the 'waste of money', 'all a con', 'just a way to charge more' and so on.
The best thing about this tomato flan is, you can make it the quick and simple way for every day lunch or you can jazz it up and it looks good enough for the centre piece of a special buffet.
On June 19th 2015, I met Titli Nihaan founder of Titli's Busy Kitchen and spent an entertaining and very interesting two hours with her. Here are some questions Titli has kindly answered for us.
Why Not Try Cooking This Eggless, Fatless, Sugarless Cake? It is Delicious! Maybe Make One For Fathers Day Tea?
This is a truly delicious cake, which is perfect for those on a diet as there's no added fat or sugar. The sweetness comes from the fruit. I even make it at Christmas. It's great covered in marzipan and icing.
Fed Up With Meat Curries? Try This Aubergine And Chickpea Curry, It Is Very Tasty And Perfect For Vegetarians Too!!
Here is an excellent vegetarian curry which is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The following recipe will serve two - three people.
Today I am thrilled to be interviewing MasterChef Champion 2015, Simon Wood. A very worthy winner I am sure you will agree!
If you grow any of your own herbs, you’re bound to have a surplus at some point. Green leaves can be frozen, but the old-fashioned ways are still the most popular.
Hives in New Zealand
As the spring days begin to lengthen, we are reminded that soon the long, glorious days of summer will be here – or at least we hope! But in our gardens the year is already well advanced with the garden echoing to the sound of humming and buzzing emanating from a variety of winged creatures including the ever industrious bees.
This is another great recipe from my current box of Simply Cook meals. We are 'travelling' to Korea this time!
My box of Simply Cook recipes and ingredients to try is proving irresistible!. The next dish I cooked was Hot Cajun Meatballs.
I have to admit that I do tend to cheat with curries and use a well known jar of curry sauce, so this was going to be an interesting and hopefully, an enjoyable experience eating this type of curry.
Here is my version of roast leg of lamb. I buy my joints of meat from a "proper" butcher (Andre Gourmet in Torrevieja). It may seem expensive but, there is always enough for two days meals for two people and usually some remaining for a snack or a sandwich.
Whatever has happened to that quintessential treasure of Englishness the tea room? Years ago they were in abundance, but now they seem to be on the decline.
I have been sent some meals from Oakhouse Foods to evaluate and am now going to share my comments with you.
Today Su is discussing "wheat". A complex subject at the best of times. Do read this interesting blog.
This recipe is a bit of fun for us all to know what NOT to do when making our Christmas cakes!
Kettle Chips - Much More Than Your Average Crisp - Stilton, Salsa, Mesquite, Cheshire Cheese And Many Other Delicious Flavours!
There are crisps and there are special crisps. These are very special crisps, they are even called chips!
These are traditional small cakes that are crisp on the outside and gorgeously gooey on the inside.
As Winter draws near, food consumed changes in most households.
I'm terrible at making a decision. I couldn't decide on something if my life depended on it. But it's not my fault, there's too much choice nowadays.
Somehow, the effects of austerity always seem to hit people hardest in their grocery baskets. Lots of people are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet and for many, a joint of meat has become a distant memory or an occasional treat rather than a daily staple.
This is a recipe from the era of the First World War, which I discovered when researching the recipes for 'We That are Left'. I loved making this! It's a light and tasty way of using cooking apples, or eaters that are starting to go. It's bit like an apple soufflé. I added a little grated lemon rind to the apples for an extra zing. Lovely chilled for a summer's evening or warm as comfort food on a rainy day.
With Christmas coming up, why not try this excellent family recipe for a traditional Christmas Cake. I'm sure it will please all the family!
A great easy summer salad to brighten up your day.