Apple and blackberry crumble

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Fruit mixture

6 medium small apples peeled and chopped
150 – 200 g blackberries washed
2 ozs or 50 g sugar
100ml boiling water

Mix water and sugar together.
Pour into an 2lb/2L ovenproof dish
Add apples coat in sugar solution.
Add blackberries over the top.

Crumble

125 g or 4 ozs of sugar
175 g or 6 ozs of butter or dairy free alternative cubed
250 g or 8 ozs of plain flour (gluten free) or half plain (gluten free) and half ground almonds

Cinnamon to sprinkle over at the end

Add dry ingredients to a bowl and add butter, rub in the butter until the mixtures resembles that if fine breadcrumbs.

Spread the mixture over the fruit mixture.
Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
Bake for 40 minutes on Gas Mark 5 or 190 degrees C.

Alternatives

Raspberries with crumble mixture half plain half ground almonds

Raspberries and peaches or nectarines

A mixture of various berries

Cherries and berries

Raspberry and apple

Apple and pear

Pear and almond

Tinned fruits – drained theses will be quicker to cook so 20 minutes on 200 degrees or gas mark 6 will cook and brown the crumble.

Variations of spices:

Choose one or a variety of a few, depending on personal preferences:

Cinnamon
Ginger
Nutmeg
Mixed ground spice
Star Anise

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Seasonal produce in Ireland and the UK

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January: Beetroot, Leek, Squash, Cabbage, Parsnip, Shallot, Celeriac, Carrot, Onion, Kale, Celery, Turnip, Potato, Brocolli, Brussel sprouts, Pear, Apple, Clementine
Goose, Lobster, Scallops, Brill, Clam, Cockles, Haddock, Halibut, Hake, Lemon sole, Monkfish, Mussels, Oyster, Plaice, Turbot
February: Cabbage, Chicory, Potato, Leek, Brocolli, Squash, Kale, Onion, Parsnip, Shallot, Celeriac
Guinea fowl, Goose, Halibut, Mussels, Lobster, Brill, Clam, Cockles, Cod, Haddock, Halibut, Hake, Lemon sole, Mussels, Oyster, Salmon, Turbot
March: Parsley, Radish, Carrot, Leek, Sprouting broccoli, Sorrel, Potato, Mint
Sardine, Lobster, Cockles, Cod, Halibut, Hake, Lemon sole, Mussels, Oyster, Salmon, Sea trout
April: Rosemary, Spinach, Morel mushroom, Wild garlic, Radish, Carrot, Celery, Kale, Watercress, Strawberry, Rhubard
New season lamb, Cockles, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Salmon, Sea trout
May: Samphire, Asparagus, Cauliflower, New potato, Parsley, Mint, Broad bean, Carrot, Spinach, Lettuce, Celery, Cherry, Raspberry, Rhubard
Duck, Sea trout, Sea bass, Lemon sole, Cod, Sardine, Lamb, Crab, Dover sole, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Plaice, Salmon
June: Artichoke,Courgette, Broad bean, Lettuce, French bean, Pepper, Spinach, Asparagus, Celery, Aubergine, Pea, Mangetout, Tomato, Gooseberry, Elderflower, Strawberry, Redcurrant, Cherry
Hare, Crayfish, John Dory, Lamb, Cod, Crab, Dover sole, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, Lemon sole, Mackeral, Plaice, Salmon, Sardine, Sea bass, Sea trout
July: Artichoke, Beetroot, Courgette, Aubergine, Fennel, Pea, Runner bean, Tomato, Watercress, French bean, Sage, Lettuce, Mangetout, Cauliflower, Broad bean, Blueberry, Strawberry, Loganberry, Raspberry
Clam, Pike, Trout, Pilchard, Lamb, Cod, Crab, Dover sole, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Lemon sole, Mackeral, Plaice, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Sea bass, Sea trout
August: Artichoke, Basil, Beetroot, Pea, Tomato, Broad bean, Brocolli, Cucumber, French bean, Lettuce, Fennel, Mangetout, Aubergine, Spinach, Courgette, Sweetcorn, Apricot, Damson, Melon, Strawberry
Lamb, Cod, Crab, Dover sole, Grey mullet, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Lemon sole, Mackeral, Monkfish, Plaice, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Sea bass, Squid
September: Artichoke, Aubergine, Beetroot, Brocolli, Sweetcorn, Cucumber, Courgette, Kale, Spinach, Onion, Tomato, Lettuce, Mangetout, Runner bean, Pumpkin, Leek, Plum, Blackberry, Apple, Fig, Damson, Grape, Melon
Autumn lamb, Partridge, Wood pigeon, Duck, Venison, Grouse, Brown trout, Oyster, Mussel, Sea Bass, Clam, Cod, Crab, Dover sole, Grey mullet, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Lemon sole, Mackeral, Monkfish, Plaice, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Squid, Turbot

October

Watercress, Squash, Celery, Brocolli, Beetroot, Leek, Mushroom, Runner bean, Courgette, Marrow, Kale, Pumpkin, Elderberry, Fig, Apple, Grape

Autumn lamb, Duck, Grouse, Guinea fowl, Partridge, Oyster, Mussel, Brill, Clam, Cod, Crab, Dover sole, Grey mullet, Haddock, Halibut, Hake, John Dory, Lemon sole, Mackeral, Monkfish, Plaice, Sea bass, Squid, Turbot

November

Parsnip, Chestnut, Beetroot, Swede, Cabbage, Runner, bean, Turnip, Potato, Kale, Celery, Celeriac, Squash, Pumpkin, Leek, Cranberry, Pear, Quince, Apple, Clementine

Duck, Grouse, Teal, Partridge, Brill, Clam, Haddock, Halibut, Hake, Lemon sole, Monkfish, Mussels, Oyster, Plaice, Sea bass, Squid, Turbot

December

Celery, Red cabbage, Swede, Celeriac, Turnip, Kale, Brussel sprout, Pumpkin, Beetroot, Parsnip, Brocolli, Leek, Onion, Pear, Apple, Clementine, Cranberry

Turkey, Partridge, Duck, Goose, Haddock, Sea bass, Brill, Clam, Halibut, Hake, Lemon sole, Monkfish, Mussels, Oyster, Plaice, Turbot

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Apple, Banana spice breakfast muffins

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Ingredients
1 Cooking apple, peel, core and dice
3 tablespoons of cold water
150g plus 2 tablespoons of brown gluten free flour
150g gluten free oats
2 bananas mashed
100g raisins or other small or chopped dried fruit
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 medium eggs beaten
125 ml of dairy free yogurt or 100 ml dairy milk alternative
220 ml maple syrup
1 dessert eating apple peel, core and dice

Method

Preheat oven to 180 C/ Gas mark 4/ 350 F.

Line 18 holes of muffin tins.

Put cooking apple and water in a small saucepan bring to boil then simmer until soft. Mash with a fork and then leave aside to cool.

In a large bowl add the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add the eggs, yogurt, cooked apple, diced apples, and maple syrup and mix gently together.

Spoon the mixture equally into the cases.

Bake for 25-30 minutes depending on if you have a fan assisted oven or longer if not. Insert a cake skewer to check muffins are cooked in the centre.

Serve hot with dairy free yogurt or cool and eat cold a great breakfast or snack when you’re on the go!

Bon appétit!

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Love you body inside and out!

A diet rich in soy and whey protein, found in products such as soy milk and low-fat yogurt, has been shown to reduce breast cancer incidence in rats.
I will share various recipes to encourage and support others with a healthy lifestyle but the basics are to eat/drink a little bit of everything and not too much of anything!
Old adage –

‘everything in moderation’

We all need to cleanse the inside of our bodies just as we cleanse the outside! So my first recipe is a Detox soup!
Detox Potassium broth
Ingredients:
2 large potatoes chopped into large chunks
2 large carrots chopped into large chunks
1 cup of red beetroot chopped into chunks
4 celery sticks, chopped into small chunks
1 cup of parsley roughly chopped
1 cup of turnips chopped into chunks
1 cup of peeled and diced red onion
Pinch of cayenne pepper to taste.

Method:
Using a 1.8L (Litres) or 13 1/2P (pints)
Place all ingredients into the stockpot
Bring to the boil for five minutes.
Simmer for two hours, then strain; reserving the liquid to drink!
Drink hot, may be reheated, as required, bringing to the boil.

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Tea Inventory”
Herbs and spices to aid “Digestion”
To prevent painful cramps and sharp pains after eating food, I have found that drinking peppermint tea aids digestion (thanks to my parents recommendation). Other teas which aid digestion include: Peppermint tea, which is a natural anti-spasmodic which means that it slows the muscles in the bowel which in irritable bowel. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may contract to frequently adding to the pains felt in the intestines also easing flatulence caused by either too much insoluble fibre, drinking fizzy drinks too fast or air taking in whilst eating too quickly.
Camomile tea also helps to ease digestion and has calming soothing properties so easing nerves reducing anxiety – not related to digestion, camomile teabags can be infused cooled and applied to soothe itchy inflamed eyes and is added to creams to soothe rashes and sensitive skin for nursing mothers or their babies.
Nettleleaf tea is used to relieve nettle rash, allergic reactions and hay fever whilst also being high in vitamins and minerals especially iron, which is important for girls and women.
Fennel seed tea is used to aid digestion relieve bloating and nausea whilst also for breastfeeding mothers it is said to increase menstruation, milk flow and reduce colic and wind in the baby (found in many curry spices or seeds).

Traditionally we have added herbs and spices when cooking, each has a role to play and not just for taste but digestive health and comfort. Herbs and spices to aid digestion include; bay, caraway, cardamom, chervil, cumin, cinnamon, dill, ginger, mint, tarragon – so there is a reason why we serve mint sauce with lamb!

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Rosemary socca Gluten free bread

~ Rosemary socca bread ~

~ Gluten free Chickpea/Gram flour ~

~ originates from Nice, French Riviera & Genoa, Italian Riviera ~

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English: Socca, just coming out of the oven an...

English: Socca, just coming out of the oven and served hot, in the old town of Nice (Vieux-Nice), on the French Riviera (Alpes-Maritimes, France). Français : Socca sortant tout juste du four et servie chaude, dans le Vieux-Nice (Alpes-Maritimes, France). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 Socca is an uncomplicated traditional delicious bread peppery-hot, with a gorgeous rosemary smell and flavour.

Traditionally baked in a wood-burning oven using a copper pan, and now very hot oven at home.

Gluten free therefore ideal substitute for cereal and grain based breads.

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~ Preparation time ~ 10 minutes

~ Cooking time ~ 9 – 11 minute

~ Serves  ~ 6 – 8
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~ Ingredients :

450 grams/ 1lb Chickpea or gram flour now available in most supermarkets, health food, Indian and Middle Eastern
shops
600 ml warm water
150 ml virgin olive oildivided into two cups with 75 ml each
large handful of washed and dry fresh rosemary leaves or optional variations below the recipe
1 teaspoon baking powder – optional not traditional bread is lighter with it
1 teaspoon freshly ground rock salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground mixed peppercorns

~ Equipment:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Oven proof dish to prove and bake in
  • Whisk
  • Pastry brush
  • Metal spoon
  • Teaspoons
  • Measuring jug
  • Two cups
  • 50 cm round stone dish or similar

~ Method to make the Chickpea batter:

  1. Sift the chickpea flour into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Adding the pepper, salt, baking powder.
  3. Make a well in the middle slowly pouring in the water – whisking constantly to eliminate lumps.
  4. Then slowly stir in half the olive oil mixing in thoroughly until the dough is runny.
  5. Add the rosemary or any other additional ingredients
  6. Cover with cloth and leave in a warm place overnight or set aside while the oven warms – if you do not have time or patience!

 

~ To bake:

  1. Preheat oven to very hot 240C or 470F or Gas mark 9.
  2. Heat a dry, round 50cm (20 inch) stone dish, or equivalent, for about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove to brush oil evenly over the hot dish.
  4. Pour in the batter, spread thinly.
  5. Place straight in oven while dish is hot.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes until bread is firm and starting to brown.
  7. Remove the socca bread from the oven.
  8. Brush top lightly with olive oil.
  9. Place under a hot grill until the top turns a golden with brown tips.
  10. Slice into wedges and serve hot.

~ Variations to add into the batter:

  • finely chopped onion
  • sun dried tomatoes
  • capsicum
  • chopped black olives
  • Substitute fresh rosemary for fresh thyme, oregano or basil.

~ Variations to serve:

Salad  ~ Boiled egg, fish, olives, tomatoes,  spicy salad leaves

Buffet ~ Serve with dips, anti-pasti, cold meats

Pizza base ~  add preferred toppings  such as tomatoes, olives, cold meats, halloumi, feta or ricotta cheese, thinly sliced vegetables such as artichokes, seafood and herbs.

Autumnal A’s Pumpkin soup: https://sharonac72.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/as-simple-autumnal-pumpkin-soup/