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Orange and honey creme caramel

Following yesterday’s tarte tatin I’m obviously still feeling a little upside down as I’ve made another recipe which requires inversion to serve. This is from one of my favourite cookbooks – the ‘Bees Online’ honey recipe collection. It makes a … Continue reading

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Honey tarte tatin

  I’d never made a tarte tatin, but always enjoy messing around with pastry. The lesson I learned today is… before you start messing around with pastry, read through to the end of the recipe and check whether any of … Continue reading

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‘Apiscotti’ biscuits made with bee-pollinated ingredients

I love the idea for these biscuits –  made up of ingredients almost all in existence thanks to the bees, apis mellifera. It’s a good reminder that one in every three mouthfuls we eat is bee-dependent – not just fruits … Continue reading

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Delicious Coventry tartlets

I have a new favourite honey dessert! I found this recipe in the wonderful Honey I’m Homemade recipe book (though there it is accredited to a booklet published by the American Honey Institute in 1941). It produces 10 gorgeous creamy, … Continue reading

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Green beans with honey and garlic

Now this is a surprise! I’m never usually convinced about sweet flavours with savoury – sultanas distracting me from my curry or Wensleydale ruined by putting blueberries in it. But it turns out that sauteing green beans in olive oil … Continue reading

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Armenian honeyed rice pudding in the slow-cooker

You may remember me mentioning my disastrous first attempt at making (burning) Armenian rice pudding for my book group. You may also remember my new craze for slow cooking. Today I decided to try my first slow-cooked Armenian rice pudding, … Continue reading

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The cranberry honey pudding and the haybox slow cooker

When I made a steamed oat honey pudding last year, one of the comments on my blog suggested that a greener approach to steaming would be heat retention cooking. So today, I confected a ‘haybox*’ (*no actual hay included) with … Continue reading

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An Irish recipe for easy honey mousse

Last year we had a blissful holiday in Ireland in a thatched cottage with a quirky DVD collection, a board game called Class War (we played it a few times and the Marxists always won) and a collection of soup-stained … Continue reading

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Orange, honey and poppy seed roulade. A little less January

Today I wanted to cheer up a January day, and thought I’d have a go at improving a recipe I first came across when I was writing my book, Travels in Blood and Honey; becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo, at … Continue reading

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Honey bircher muesli – ‘food of the sunlight’

I’ve always connected bircher muesli with good health of the self-flagellating kind, and it’s only while writing this today that I’ve realised that that’s because of the subliminal connection with birch rods. Which have nothing really to do with its … Continue reading

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