Breakfast, Cooking for One, Vegan

Blueberry Porridge

On a gloomy, rainy day (like today) there’s nothing better than a bowl of perfectly cooked porridge.

Traditionally porridge is flavoured with a good pinch of salt, and drizzled with a little cream if it’s particularly cold outside!  Salted porridge is worth trying, and surprisingly good!

I’ve added some blueberries to the mix, simmered for a few minutes, so they get just hot enough to pop juicily in the mouth 🙂

Add extra fruit, a little vegan cream (optional), and a drizzle of your favourite sweetener.

Delicious!

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BLUEBERRY PORRIDGE

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Breakfast, Preserving, Vegan

Whisky Marmalade

I thought I’d add a link today for the seville orange marmalade I blogged this time last year.  For a brief time, here in the UK, organic seville oranges are available in the shops.  Don’t miss out !  (Whenever they appear wherever you are!  🙂 )

(click image below for marmalade post link)

making marmalade

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It has to be said, there’s nothing quite like home-made marmalade …. it really is worth the effort!

My next few blogs will have a Scottish twist as Burn’s Night is coming up soon, so today I thought I’d start with a classic, by adding a small dram of fine Scottish Whisky to a few of jars of home-made marmalade.

It’s very easy:  when you transfer the hot marmalade to the jars, add about 15ml. of whisky to each 500gm. jar that you want to convert, and stir in briefly with a sterilised teaspoon, while the marmalade is still piping hot and liquid.   Cover with a waxed disc, apply lid and allow to cool and set as usual.  The hot marmalade will allow the whisky to diffuse throughout.   Continue reading “Whisky Marmalade”

Bread, Breakfast, Vegan

Breakfast. Hot Spiced Grapefruit and Savoury Croissants.

Grapefruit reminds me of my grandad.  He loved it.

He used to have a special curved knife for slicing the fruit away from the peel.  I wonder if they still exist?   Probably…..

Somehow grapefruit seem to be out of favour, but here’s a nice way of spicing them up….

hot ruby grapefruit – with maple syrup, cinnamon and ginger

…and ‘Jus-Rol’ Croisssants … a gift for vegans…and they are really nice.

freshly baked croissant – as they are… or savoury cheese and onion – vegan

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croissant and grapefruit

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How to to do it:

Hot Spiced Grapefruit.

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