A recipe for blueberry jam

Pick some blueberries. Any that you haven’t already eaten with pancakes can be made into a tasty blueberry jam. For this recipe you will need: 2 cups freshly picked wild blueberries, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 apple, chopped, 1 cup water, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, 2 tbsp ginger root, finely chopped. Get the fire going…

A recipe for Pumpkin Cranblimey Cake

I’ve had a lot more time on my hands recently and rediscovered my enthusiasm for baking. Below is a recipe I worked out in collaboration with Tom Wilks (via email). It started off as an attempt to make a Thanksgiving cake, but has since just become my favourite cake. Note, if pumpkin is not your…

A Recipe for Thai Iced Coffee

2 tbsp condensed milk, a generous squirt of evaporated milk, 2 level tbsp white sugar, 3 very heaped tsp instant coffee, a cup of hot water, 2 tbsp very brewed Vietnamese coffee. Pour over a bucket of ice. Add another squirt of evaporated milk to serve. Delicious!

A Recipe for Tropical Christmas Pudding

For this recipe you will need: 150g of ‘flour’ (corn starch will do), 3 eggs, 150g of sugar, 100ml of ‘brandy’, a fistful of chopped red dates, a handful of raisins, a small handful of cashew nuts, an even smaller handful of pine nuts, some dried mango. For the sauce: 50ml of ‘brandy’, half a…

How To Cook Pizza While Camping

Method I For this method you will need: Lots of big rocks, Kindling, Patience. First, find a suitable area to build a fireplace, a beach works well for this. Build up rocks in a circle just bigger than your pizza. Light a fire in the middle, and place pizza on for a few minutes. Make…

A Recipe for Elderflower Lemonade

Preparation time: About 3 days. For this recipe you will need: A couple of empty plastic bottles, A plastic bag, A pin, The juice of 1 lemon, Lots of sugar (about 20 cubes), An inordinate amount of fresh elderflowers. Method: First, pick the elderflowers. One bush will not be enough. You’ll need to stop at…