There’s nothing lovelier than a homemade gift, and edible presents are the best of the lot. I made a few jars of red onion marmalade many years ago, and one particular recipient has dropped very un-subtle hints every year since, wondering when the next batch might be appearing…. so here it is, along with a recipe for you to make your own.
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Mulled wine is too good to save just for Christmas, and Bonfire Night, when you’re waiting around in the cold for the fireworks to start, is surely the perfect night to make your first batch of the year. The lovely thing about starting early with mulled wine is that there are still (just!) a few blackberries around, so my recipe below starts with a blackberry and apple syrup infused with cinnamon, cloves and vanilla, to which you add a bottle of red wine and gently heat it through for a wonderful warming tipple.
Couldn’t agree more – most things taste better with a
splash glass of red wine, and this olive and pinto bean bolognese is no exception. A rich, hearty bolognese sauce, which will be on the table in under 20 minutes thanks to a simple shortcut…. blitzing the vegetables in a blender or food processor rather than chopping. (I’m itching to tell you more about my new blender… it’s AMAZING – watch this space!).