Keen to put the 'grr' into great food, Jamie is working alongside the Moshi Monsters to encourage children to get into the kitchen. We firmly believe that the more children learn about what they are eating, the healthier they will be.
if you are coeliac, gluten-intolerant and want to treat your family, I really recommend these bars which are sticky, delicious and will go down well with any age!
Jack by the Hedge may be described as a groupie; find one plant and it is probably the start of a lengthy border.Reference to Jack (Jill gets an occasional look in) in folklore means common, its inclusive, there for everyman (or woman). Jack by the Hedge is well named.
I like the flavour combination of the raspberries with the rhubarb, though of course you can mix and match using whatever you have handy, or be a purist and just stick to rhubarb alone (no pun intended).
I travel all over the world for my job, searching out the best places to eat in far-flung destinations, and I tend to ignore what's on my doorstep. I was therefore intrigued to hear that Essex has a higher GDP than Belgium and so, on a rainy saturday morning, I set out to find out what's on offer.
The kids are TOTALLY fooled. They are dense, chocolatey, fudgy, and sticky, just like any good brownie should be.. But no flour, no nasties, just all the good stuff - packed full of fibre, omega 3 and protein and loads more.
Easter means lamb to me and it's a big favourite at Portly HQ but with spring in the offing I'm looking for something brighter and fresher-tasting than a traditional Sunday roast. Nor do I want to spend all day faffing in the kitchen when I can be catching up on the family's news whilst quaffing unseemly amounts of wine.
I've been meaning to put all my weaning recipes in one place, but, well I've been busy weaning. Lawrence is now nine months old and eats pretty much what we eat. I have been asked many times since he was born whether I follow baby led weaning or the purée method and quite honestly I've mostly been avoiding the question. It's just so political.
You can serve these with little soldiers of sugar coated baked puff pastry to dip in, or mix it up as I did with a bunch of other desserts, with something chocolatey too!
This year Passover, an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrating both freedom and the arrival of spring begins at sundown on Friday, 3 April and ends at sundown on Saturday, 11 April. On the first two nights of Passover, most Jews take part in a special feast called the Passover Seder while retelling the biblical story of Exodus.
If your crosses have disappeared during the cooking process, you can make a paste with icing sugar and water and pipe again over the buns. Will keep in a airtight container for a few days; reheat in the oven for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Despite being a bit tough to get your hands on if you don't know exactly where they're sold, they make an excellent part of a cupcake when ground into a fine dust. That lovely aroma and childhood nostalgia pairs perfectly with the unique blend of Earl Grey, but you can use any tea you like.
Tiramisu is one of those dishes that benefits greatly from being allowed to rest so the flavours can really mingle together. The Coffee mix liquid moistens the matzo right through although you don't even have to tell anyone that there's matzo in it. And of course you don't even have to tell them you used gluten-free matzo.
After three weeks of pickings we've yet to tire of cooking with wild garlic. In honesty it's a joy to any lazy cook who loathes messing about with the papery skin which encases cloves of garlic.
This has got to be the most delicious vegetarian pasta ever! The inspiration from this is from Sicily, home to the best aubergines in the world. The dish is called pasta della nonna which translated means grandmother's pasta. You know it's going to taste good with a name like that.
When dividing the base and top chocolate layers, make sure you have equal amounts for top and bottom. Use a serrated knife to cut when ready....Keep in the freezer, to prevent you from eating too much, and the chocolate melting!!!