Zucchini Muffin Recipe

Here is a Zucchini Muffin Recipe sent in by Helene of  Countryside Connection and Once Upon A Pine. Helene has also includedwith the recipe recommendations for healthier / dietary substitutions as well as changes she has adopted over the years. The original recipe has been provided with subsitutions and changes noted in brackets. Helene says, … Read more

Farmhouse Breakfast Week January 2010

I have just been reading that this January (2010) will be the 11th annual Farmhouse Breakfast Week organised by the HGCA. Farmhouse Breakfast Week highlights the benefits of starting the day with a healthy balanced breakfast and is a great opportunity to celebrate the rich wealth of breakfast foods found across the country. What is … Read more

Labelling Pork – Defra Introduce New Code Of Practice

I was interested to read in the Farmers Guardian about Defra drawing up a new code of practice for labelling pork products. The new code of  practice will see retailers and processors clearly displaying the origin of the pork on the front of packets which will see an end to ambiguous labelling that has previously … Read more

Chef Mike Robinson’s Top Ten Tips for Christmas Dinner

With christmas just around the corner there is no better time for me to be sent the top chef and TV presenter Mike Robinson’s top ten tips for Christmas dinner, The Perfect Roasties Top chefs recommend goose fat  for roasting potatoes for a reason – the fat’s high burn point makes them perfectly crispy. When … Read more

Macadamia Fruit Crumble

I have been sent a recipe for macadamia fruit crumble so I thought I would share it with you as it sounds like a great pudding suggestion for the Winter months and a healthy alternative to all the Christmas pud, cake and mince pies weare bound to consume during the festive season. This delicious crumble is … Read more

Salmon & Macadamia Salad

I love having salmon in a salad and adding some macadamia nuts is a great addition making a very healthy salad which makes a great light lunch at any time of the year. Salmon and Macadamia Salad Serves 4 Ingredients 4 salmon steaks 100g toasted macadamia nut halves 150g green salad leaves 8 sundried tomatoes roughly … Read more

Macadamia Nut Roast

I have recently been sent this recipe to share with you, so for all you nut roast lovers and macadamia nut lovers, here’s a recipe for Macadamia Nut Roast! Let me know what you think if you try it. Macadamia Nut Roast Serves 6 Ingredients 800g mixed root vegetables (potatoes, parsnips, swede, sweet potato) peeled … Read more

Macadamia & Chicken Risotto

I am currently on a health kick and as I have a sweet tooth and always like to eat sweets, I have tried to replace sweets with a more healthy snack such as nuts. I have recently tried macadamia nuts and I like them so much that I have found some recipes that include macadamia … Read more

Facts About Macadamia Nuts

I have been sent some information to help promote the healthy benefits of eating macadamia nuts, they make a great healthy snack idea! Macadamias can make an enormous contribution to a balanced, healthy diet and lifestyle. They have a higher level of monounsaturated fats (“good fats”) than other nuts, meaning they can help to combat … Read more

Ducks Eggs Can Be Eaten

I am often asked if you can eat duck eggs. The answer is definately yes. Duck eggs can be used in the same way as hen eggs. They are particularly good for: omelettes pancakes poaching scrambling If you enjoy a fry up or a boiled egg for breakfast then a duck egg is a good … Read more