Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly – an easy seasonal dessert

Rhubarb, ginger & raspberry jelly

I love rhubarb! I’m the only one in the house that does, but I really do love it. So I’ve been looking forward to the start of rhubarb season with anticipation. Early rhubarb tends to be even sharper than its more mature relations, and typically requires a hefty dose of …

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Pesach pop tarts! Grain-free, gluten-free, egg-free & refined-sugar-free breakfast

Pesach pop tarts - grain-free, egg-free, refined-sugar-free, vegan

Breakfast always seems to be the hardest meal on Pesach (Passover). Unless you enjoy matza with jam and/or cheese every day for a week, anyway. I find after about day 3, the novelty’s worn off. I suggested 8 Pesach breakfast ideas in my recipe book, Helen’s delicious Pesach, but here …

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Super-fruity chocolate tiffin – a Mothers’ Day treat

super-fruity chocolate tiffin

Kipper loves helping out in the kitchen, but like all small children, her enthusiasm is definitely outweighs her skill, so recipes need to be fairly straightforward. Also, in the name of maintaining enthusiasm, there needs to be delicious spoons to lick, and tasty end results.  I was musing on all …

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White chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich biscuits – jammy dodger-taschen!

white chocolate & raspberry hamantaschen sandwich cookies

Sometimes, late at night, I have really great ideas. Most of the time, I have pretty terrible ideas, but sometimes, they’re really, really great. Like these biscuits for example. I was thinking of new and interesting variations on a hamantaschen theme, ahead of this year’s Purim celebrations. For some reason, …

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Easy muesli cookies

muesli cookies

A while ago I visited Cofco – the Cambridge organic food company – and they very kindly gave me two bags of their prototype muesli to take home and try. Two BIG bags. That’s a lot of muesli. So I decided that I needed to come up with some way of …

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Sweeeeet quesadillas – with nutella, biscoff and more!

I’ve had this idea for sweet quesadillas in mind for a while, so when the people at Mission Deli offered me a packet of their wraps and the ‘mission’ Use a Mission Deli Super Soft Wrap in a creative way, I decided it was finally time to realise the dream, …

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Festive chocolate (Christmas) trees – easy homemade gifts!

Easy festive chocolate Christmas trees

Kipper has four teachers at pre-school. It occurred to me that we probably ought to give each of them a Christmas gift at the end of term. And for whatever insane reason (because really, I have LOADS of time on my hands) I decided the gifts should be homemade.  There …

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