Our amazingly sweet raspberries are perfect for cakes and desserts, and are just as much a taste of summer as strawberries. We can grow raspberries in our gardens and pick wild ones out in the forests. Use raspberries to make everything from pies to raspberry curd.
Did you know this about raspberries
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Raspberries are related to blackberries, cloudberries and arctic raspberries. Raspberries also grow wild. Raspberries are one of the most common berries for making jam, but are also ideal for cordials, cakes, pies and other desserts. Also delicious eaten raw with a little milk, cream or ice cream.
Baking for Christmas is always something special. This is the one safe haven that always seems to cling to tradition. But perhaps you would like to try something different for a change… you might find yourself a new favourite goodie this year!
For many, Christmas wouldn't be complete without sweet treats. Put out homemade toffees, chocolates and truffles for everyone to enjoy. Whether you want the most classic Christmas treats or more advanced alternatives, we've got the recipe.
Christmas cakes are so much more than gingerbread nuts! Classic cookies with a Christmas twist are perfect with Christmas coffee served on a decorated tray, or as little Christmas presents for busy people. Or arrange them in beautiful pots and dishes and let them be part of the Christmas decorations.
Delicious Christmas presents
The most special Christmas gifts are hand-made and filled with happiness. And what could be more full of love than mouth-watering sweets, festive biscuits and glorious jams? Create your own Santa Claus’s workshop in the kitchen and savour the Christmas spirit as you make sweets and wrap parcels.
Midwinter is redolent of oranges and saffron – fragrances evoking images of countries less dark and cold than our northern climes. After Christmas dinner, it’s nice to serve something refreshing like an orange salad or citrus ice cream.
The Christmas holiday provides many opportunities to get together and mingle with a pleasant drink in the hand. A few suggestions for Christmas celebrations big and small.