Monthly Archives: July 2013

Pickled shallots – a preserve of great beauty!

It’s an exciting time of the year in the late summer with preserves-a-plenty to be planned over the coming weeks. With an abundance of vegetable and fruit on the allotment preserving is a key part of the growing year. Now I adore pickled shallots and can eat them straight from the jar! Along with other […]

Perfecting macarons – the queen of confections

Post updated: July 2016 (with Vegan & nut-free section added) Introduction Flavour all the way! An initially challenging, but rewarding bake Top Tips for successful macarons  A note about the recipe The recipe for basic macarons (with detailed notes at each stage) – click here to scroll straight to the recipe A few FAQs – includes how to […]