Parsnip, Apple and Cider Soup

This is a lovely warming soup, giving a wonderful mix of sweet and piquant flavours. It uses autumn seasonal veg and is suitable for Vegans. Best of all the whole family love it. PREPARATION TIME: 30 min COOKING TIME: 30 min INGREDIENTS: 1kg Parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks Olive Oil/vegetable oil 2 onions, chopped … Read more

Apple Butter

Apple Butter is a spreadable apple preserve that is produced by very long slow cooking to reduce the liquid content.  This gives the Apple Butter a thick consistency, intensely concentrated apple flavours and a dark brown colour caused by caramelization of the fruit sugars. Despite its name, there is absolutely no dairy produce in Apple … Read more

Pears Poached in Autumn Fruits Cider

I hate to waste those hard pears that get blown off the tree before they are completely ripe so I tried poaching them in Vale Autumn Fruits Cider and happily, it was delicious! Better by a country mile, than pears poached in red wine. It is easy to do and served with ice cream, crème … Read more