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Delicious gammon roast

Preparation time:15-20 minutes Inactive: 8-10 hrs Cooking time: 1hr 20 minutes Shopping list: –  gammon joint (750 g- 1,5 kg) –  black pepper –  one medium sized onion –  english mustard (1-3 tblsp) –  mayonnaise (1-3 tblsp) –  ovenproof dish –  tin foil Soak the gammon for at least 8 hrs to remove the excess […]

Homemade lard

Shopping list: – pork fat (one,fresh, medium sized piece, preferably from fatback) – pinch o pepper – pinch of salt – onion (small) – garlic (optional, 2-3 cloves) Cut pork fat into little cubes (1cm/1cm). Throw cubes into the saucepan and cook on a small fire till they melt (wait till cracklings start to appear). […]

Pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake recipes

Classic Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Cake. Delicious fall recipes! Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween series. *Pumpkin pie* Shopping list: – pumpkin pie spice (recipe),(1 Tblsp) – pumpkin puree( fresh or canned- 2 cups) – 1 unbaked or partly baked pie shell – evaporated milk (around 50ml ) – greated ginger (2 teaspoons) – water […]

Vinegar pumpkin and roasted pumpkin seeds

Delicious fall recipes! Vinegar pumpkin & roasted pumpkin seeds. Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’ series. *Vinegar pumpkin*  Shopping list: – medium size pumpkin -water (5-6 cups or 1,5 -2 L) -vinegar (1-2 cups) -10-20 cloves -1 or 2 tablepoons of cinnamon -sugar (3 cups) Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds and strings, remove […]

Chocolate pumpkin spread

Chocolate – pumpkin spread. Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’ series. shopping list: -1 medium size pumpkin -sugar (300-350 grams) – fresh squeezed lemon juice ( from half of a lemon) – milk chocolate (6 cubes) – sweet cocoa powder (2 tablespoons) – water (25-50 ml) Cut pumpkin in two, remove seeds and strings, […]

Homemade bread

Shopping list: –  flour 1,5 kg (preferably bread or cake flour) –  milk 1 litre –  pinch of salt –  yeast 3 sachets (21 g) or quarter of 100g cube – pinch of breadcrumbs – butter (for dish greasing) Warm up milk ( till lukewarm). Mix flour, warm milk, salt and yeast in a mixing […]

2x fluffy pumpkin fritters (drop scones)

2x fluffy pumpkin fritters (drop scones). Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’ series. *Spicy pumpkin drop scones* Shopping list: -fresh, grated pumpkin (1 cup) -1 egg -herbs (e.g.chopped basil) -salt and pepper (pinch of both) -fresh, chopped chilli or chilli spice -breadcrumbs (half of a cup) -flour (3 tablespoons) -olive oil -water 25 ml […]

Stuffed munchkin pumpkins

Munchkin pumpkins recipe How not to love something that is called munchkin pumpkin ? 🙂 It is very healthy but if you bake it,it tastes just like french fries! Here’s an idea for easy to make and healthy munchkin pumpkin lunch. Shopping list: 4 Munchkin pumpkins olive oil salt for stuffing: chilli (I’ve used: already […]

It’s all about the pumpkin! Recipes and decor ideas.

I’m crazy about the pumpkins!They look good,they taste good and they are healthy. Pumpkin is known for its nutritional value.It is easy to digest,it contains pectin, which remove toxic substances from the body and regulate bowel movements.Eating pumpkin pulp can prevent morning sickness and eating pumpkin seeds might help to lower level of bad cholesterol. […]

Apricot – chilli chutney

Apricot chilli chutney recipe. Fall recipes series. Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’. Shopping list: Apricots (1kg) One apple One large onion 200g of sugar 2 garlic cloves grated ginger (1 teaspoon) one fresh chilli pepper 2-3 tablespoons of olive half glass of vinegar optional: 3/4 tsp cinnamon salt Do not peel fruits but […]

Mushrooms Preserved in Vinegar

Mushrooms Preserved in Vinegar. Fall recipe. Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’. Shopping list: Cut in cubes,cleaned mushrooms cook around 20 minutes in slightly salted, boiling water(3 glasses). Drain mushrooms, but don’t pour out the water. Just pour it into the saucepan, put all the ingredients (exept mustard seeds and onion) and bring it […]

How to preserve food

Prepare mason jars: You can put jars into the oven for few minutes ( heat the oven to 100 degrees C, do not let jars touch each other) or clean them with boiling water ( remember to dry them thoroughly). In both cases- don’t forget to clean and to dry lids. I always clean them […]

Oatmeal snacks

Healthy,easy to make oatmeal snacks. ***No bake cocoa balls***   Shopping list: rolled oats (400 g),butter ( 250g ),1 cup of sugar, 4-5 tablespoons of cocoa, 2 tablespoons of water. Mash butter ,mix with sugar and cocoa. Add oats and water. Mix by hand. Form little balls and put them in the fridge for 15 minutes. […]

Baked squash

Baked squash How to bake butternut squash. Delicious fall recipe. Part of ‘Little Things Fall & Halloween’. Shopping list: butternutt squash, oil, spinach or basil, onion, red and green peppers, double cream, grated parmesan, gorgonzola and mozarella cheese. Cut squash in half, scoop out the seeds,brush with 1tbsp oil and roast for 1 hr (at […]

Rice with apples and cinnamon. Perfect lunch for kids!

Shopping list: two/three bags of rice, few apples, 2 tbsp of sugar, cinnamon, butter (for dish greasing), sour cream Cook two or three bags of rice. Peel some apples, cut them into cubes,cover them with water and cook until teneder. Put cooked rice in a greased,non-metallic casserole dish,put a layer of cooked apples on top […]

Pasta with roasted tomatoes , garlic and peas

Shopping list: 500 g of pasta, baby tomatoes (400g), fresh unpeeled peas (200g) , grated parmesan cheese (100g), 3 cloves of garlic, a handful of basil leaves, salt and pepper. Preparation time: 30 minutes Sprinkle tomatoes and garlic with olive oil and bake at 200 degrees C for about 10 minutes. Bring slightly salted water […]

Homemade chocolate-plum jam:)

Shopping List: -plums (1.5 kg) -sugar (400g) -milk chocolate (7 cubes) – 4 or 5 tablespoons of  sweet cocoa powder  – water (25-50 ml) Do not peel plums but remember to wash them carefully. Throw cut in half plums (without seeds) into the pan with a thick bottom. Sprinkle bootom of the pan with water. […]