Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

This is one of my favourites, Brussels Sprouts! What a fad to peel and put crosses on their bottoms ,all I do is take the outside leaves off and cut them in halve lengthways ,this shortens the cooking time (if you or a member of the family don’t like the taste of Sprouts ) after…


Parsnip cores

When preparing veg. If you are in the habit of taking the hard core from the inside of a Parsnip, don’t bother! After peeling the parsnip and cutting in halve lengthways score the hard centre two or three times with the point of a sharp knife and cook as normal ,I don’t parboil mine straight…

Auntie Val's Sussex Spicy Chutney

A quick and easy dip

Open a jar of Auntie Val’s chutney, turn out into a small bowl, mash with a fork, till nice and smooth, you now have a quick and easy dip, Auntie Val’s Marrow and Red Tomato with some Anchovies added is great!

Auntie Vals Chinese Stem Ginger

Jam or Marmalade Sauce

If you have a jar of Auntie Val’s Jam or Marmalade hiding in the back of the cupboard (although I can’t understand, why this would happen) make a sauce by putting the jam or marmalade into a suitable container and microwave for a few seconds 30 seconds should be plenty (don’t make it too hot…