Not sure what to do with that leftover beetroot? Make some beet crisps.
A mandolin would probably work better slicing these but as I don't have one that's not going to happen. I use my food processor instead with the slicing blade attachment. You need to ensure the beet slices are very thin otherwise they will never crisp up for you.
I often come across chia seed puddings on the web but never had the inclination to make one. That all changed yesterday when I had some leftover almond milk. For the laugh I decided to make up a pudding so I could once and for all prove it's not worth the effort.
So wrong was I. What a gorgeous breakfast or mid-afternoon snack and way too easy.
There are times in life when you just want hot chocolate. It's usually an upset, either a so called friend stabs you in the back (metaphorically speaking), your favourite umbrella broke in the rain, or whatever. It doesnt' really have to be a major life catastrophe, now does it? Us women have an inherent instinct to "justify" the necessity.
We rush to the kitchen at full speed and whip up hot chocolate or grab our favourite chocolate bar. Our cure-all for life's minor setbacks, or so we convince ourselves.
Up to last week I'd never tasted wild garlic. As a child I remember traipsing around back roads between Waterford city and the seaside village of Tramore searching for gooseberries, blackberries and all those wonders. I wouldn't count it as one of my favourite pastimes but the sweet smell of blackberry pies or gooseberry fool were the rare delights of my childhood that I do miss from those excursions.
A satisfying start to a Saturday morning using our Poached Pear & Apple dessert warmed up and stuffed into Spelt Pancakes. I love making this at the weekend. I'd like to say I sit at the dining table looking out at the garden, listening to birds singing while I savour eating it. All the while perusing the weekend papers for all the gossip and food news.