Kentucky black BBQ sauce

Time for something different. Black BBQ sauce is spicy, umami, and quite different. Try it with mutton, lamb, pork, or beef that has been slow cooked over smoke. Delicious! 1 cup Worcester sauce 1 cup tomato sauce (passata – not ketchup) 1 cup water 3 tbsp lemon juice 1/3 cup brown sugar, or substitute (such […]

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Gluten free instant chocolate mug cake

Yes, another mug cake. I’m having fun with it, so why not? Add to a large mug 2 tablespoons butter 1 to 4 tablespoons monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar, to your taste optional – pinch of salt Microwave on high for 30-45 seconds until the butter is melted. Stir to incorporate and allow to cool slightly. […]

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Gluten free keto friendly cinnamon mug roll

That’s an unusual sentence, but here it is – a cinnamon roll you make in a mug, that is super low carb and gluten free. ROLL INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter, melted 3 tablespoons almond flour 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon monkfruit/erithrytol blend, or similar optional – pinch of […]

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Red Hamburger Relish

As a child I frequently had Bick’s Hamburger Relish. The availability of this product in the USA is spotty at best, so as usual I made it myself. This recipe is really, really close to what I remember, and you can easily make a half batch. 7 cups ground cucumbers (approximately 7 medium sized cucumbers, […]

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Chocolate and peanut butter mug cake

As an added bonus, you can easily make this keto friendly or vegan. Makes 2 decent sized mug cakes, or 1 if you have a huge mug and are feeling gluttonous! Whisk together: 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1/4 cup / 60ml milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Whisk into the liquids: 1/2 cup (120ml) almond […]

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Balsamic-grape jelly

Our home city recently lost a culinary institution. One of their specials was to serve their grilled cheese sandwich with what they called “balsamic jam”. I never had their grilled cheese, and their “balsamic jam” was actually “balsamic jelly” made by adding balsamic vinegar to grape jelly in a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to jelly. […]

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Gluten free Lorne sausage

Lorne sausage is Scotland’s own sausage. Made well, with good ingredients, it is delightfully different. Sadly all too many are made without care and with iffy ingredients, so they are merely “tasty” instead of “delightful”. Here’s a gluten free version for those who have to avoid wheat and other gluten bearing grains. 1 cup rice, […]

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Peanut butter and dark treacle popcorn

This is one of those tweak recipes that makes you go WOW. It’s sweet, salty, savoury, and with a touch of bitterness. It’s also gluten free and vegan. Feel free to substitute to cater for allergies. This recipe makes a decent snack size portion for 2 to 3 people. It’s also quite filling! 1/4 cup […]

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Oat and banana waffles

Nice and simple, and gluten free. Preheat your waffle iron. 1 heaped cup oats 1 medium banana 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs drizzle of molasses just for flavour up to 1/4 cup milk Add the first 5 ingredients to your food processor. Blend to a smooth paste. Add […]

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Queen of Puddings

For Mother’s Day, I asked my wife to choose a pudding we’d never had before. To be extra mean I handed her a book with over 140 classic British Pudding recipes – how horrible I am! She chose Queen of Puddings. I have had this once before in my whole life. It’s one I felt […]

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