All posts tagged: goats cheese

3 (Vegetarian) Ways with Sprouts

The vegetable that divides the nation come December is finally back in season, and I’m sat firmly in the camp of people that are delighted. I’m fairly sure I despised sprouts as a child, as did most of us. These days, my fridge is never without a bag in the winter. Those of us with a fondness for sprouts are often looking for new ways to prepare them so as to entice those of us who refuse to pile them onto their plate. I wanted to try and do something vegetarian this year, because in previous years I’ve relied solely on bacon to tempt sprout haters and I like a challenge. Whether or not you succeed in convincing the sprout haters in your life that the little green things should be given another chance, I hope you’ll find something in this post that you haven’t tried before. Sprouts with Goats Cheese and Dried Cranberries This never used to be my style, but I’m finding this year that I’m more partial to sprouts that have been …

Review | St Helen’s Farm Dairy

This has never been a particularly dairy centric household. Cheese, we all love, obviously, and soured cream is essential for Mexican food, but once you get into things like yoghurt and milk, we’ve always been more likely to opt for plant based products. I think this began as a hangover from my intense allergy to dairy when I was a baby (it gave me eczema so severe I couldn’t be held) but eventually we all quietly decided that we just preferred it. However, over the years I’ve been introduced to goats milk dairy (which when I was a slightly older child didn’t trigger my eczema quite so severely) several times, and been fond of it. So, when St. Helen’s Farm asked if I was interested in sampling their range in order to ‘vary my dairy’ this month, I figured it might be interesting to bring you that perspective: plant based “dairy” products vs. those made with goats milk. I loved every single St Helen’s product I tried with the exception of just one, which I’ll …

Christmas Toast

I really do hope you’re all cool with me going full speed ahead with the Christmas vibe. I met a lady at Burt’s Homestores today who looked like she was ready to meet her maker as a result of over-exposure to Christmas music so early on, and I’d hate to think that’s what I’m doing to you, my favourite people on the Internet.. Saying that, even if you sent me an email right now begging me for mercy, on your hands and knees asking me to just quit it until December.. I’d probably reply with a Christmas tree emoji and a quote from Elf about somebody needing a hug. I’m just that person, I’m sorry. If you’re as ready as I am to drink that mug of Christmas cheer, slam it down and demand seconds, then you should make this for breakfast over the weekend. If you’re not, then I suggest you pin this recipe and dig it out on December 20th or whenever it is you crazies begin to accept festivity. Posh toast is …