With five sons, there have been many challenges over the years getting them all to eat their greens, be healthy and enjoy food. And I am sure it won't come as a surprise to you to know that getting children to help in the kitchen is a brilliant first step to...
Afternoon tea, that most quintessential of English traditions is actually a relatively new tradition, surprisingly. Anna, the seventh duchess of Bedford, introduced Afternoon Tea in England in the year 1840. The Duchess would get hungry in the afternoon at around four. The evening meal was served fashionably late at 8pm in her home, thereby leaving a long gap between lunch and dinner.
In the words of the legendary Nigella Lawson, this is more of a framework than a recipe and, definitely one you should try if brussels are not normally a veg that graces your plate! So many people say they don't like brussel sprouts, basing that opinion on soggy, mushy, marble sized, blobs of green. I can see where they're coming from if that is their only experience of the winter vegetable. But let me tell you, sprouts, treated properly can be so much better than that...
Meet Jane Rose-Land, a fully qualified Nutritionist (BSc Nutritional Medicine, BANT, CNHC reg.) based in Shouldham, Norfolk at her own Orchard Clinic. Why are we introducing you to Jane? Well, other than the fact she is an amazing lady(!), Jane kindly writes an article for our Sweet Things VIP Club monthly e-zine and we know just what long term magic she works for her clients from first hand experience and so, we thought we would share all the good things Jane can help her clients to achieve - not through magic, but the application of Functional Medicine.
2020 has been a pivotal year for us; one with its lows but definitely its highs too. We've been really lucky with all that has happened and our health. This is the year we have started to make the old pub our home but our business too, we've settled into the community, had some fun and begun expanding Sweet Things Savoury with new services and new ventures.
For our family, the traditional roast has to be a turkey. I think you cannot beat a whole turkey that has been brined to tenderise the meat and add bags of flavour (through osmosis if you can remember your school science classes!), and then basted to perfection. But once that beautiful bird has graced the Christmas Day table, what do you do with the leftovers?
Who doesn't love a mince pie and to me, Mince Pies are an essential during the festive season. The smell of them cooking conjures up memories of Christmases past and make me feel a tingly warmth inside with anticipation for the forthcoming celebrations.
Granola bars make a great alternative to cereal at breakfast time or a snack when you're out and about. They are simple to make and you can always mix things up and bit by changing the seeds, nuts and dried fruit combinations that you add. Very versatile are these little beauties!
Christmas has definitely begun here at Sweet Things Savoury! It has been absolutely manic here so far this month because the Christmas Markets start tomorrow - hurray! We are so excited to be out and about again and able to see everyone again!