As an ambassador for Froothie UK, I get to try out all their latest kit, so… Here I am introducing another great blender – the Optimum Vac 2 Air Vacuum Blender! What is vacuum blending? It’s just like regular blending, but in vacuum blending, the […]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have noticed increased media attention recently regarding our problem with plastics. A lot of this is down to (my hero) David Attenborough and the issues raised in the BBC’s Blue Planet II but the issue of our waste problem […]
Well – Christmas has come and gone. And if, like me, you had more than your fair share of al-co-hol during the festive period, you may well be considering Dry January.
So when I approached to try out Eisberg alcohol free wine, I was intrigued enough to accept.
Having said that, I wasn’t really sure what to expect of a non-alcoholic wine. The only thing I’d tried previously (that could be described as being remotely similar) was Schloer, but the idea of ‘wine with the alcohol removed’ seemed much more ‘grown up’ than a glass of fizzy grape juice. And I do like to pretend that I’m a grown up sometimes.
If you were ever wondering how you could get away with consuming mulled wine with breakfast, this mulled wine jam has you covered! Perfect with toast, croissants, porridge, rice pudding… you name it. The first mulled wine jam I ever made was the Women’s Institute […]
If you’re looking for vegetarian and vegan inspiration, look no further. Here are 10 food blogs (some veggie, some vegan and some suitable for everyone but with plenty of vegetarian recipes) that you need to follow! Get ready to bookmark…
Cauliflower cheese is a classic family favourite. I’m personally not sold on the whole sauce thing though, I prefer it to just be melted cheese. But adding garlic to the mix is even better! I pretty much add garlic to everything (garlic roasted carrots, garlic […]
Autumn is peak carrot season! And although they may not make you see in the dark like your granny promised they would, they do taste damn delicious when they’re not boiled to within an inch of their life. I love rainbow carrots, roasted with garlic […]
If there’s one thing you need when sheltering from the cold, wet English weather, it’s a boozy hot chocolate. You know as well as I do that, as the nights draw in, it doesn’t get much more comforting than a mug of hot chocolate and a pair of fleecy pyjamas. But adding alcohol makes for next level warming that will make you glad to be a grown-up.
The best hot chocolate I’ve ever had was almost a decade ago, when I was living in Sheffield. There’s a place on Ecclesall Road called Cocoa which does an insanely luxurious hot chocolate made with cream and melted Belgian chocolate. It’s so thick you can barely drink it and I can’t express in words how indulgent it is.
Their hot chocolate is sacred and I will never, ever attempt to recreate it. If I ever have that hot chocolate again, I want to have it there.
But what I will have at home is this delicious, milky, dairy-free, boozy hot chocolate, spiked liberally with brandy. Why dairy-free? Well, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have noticed that nuts and chocolate go quite well together (hello, Nutella!) so I can’t understand why you wouldn’t want to use nut milk to make your hot chocolate. Particularly hazelnut milk, in this instance. Having said that, I have made this with almond milk and soya milk and it’s all pretty good, so you just… go ahead and use what you want!