Homemade drinks and other recipes that I have no idea where to put


Camp Bestival Planning

Mojitos for tomorrow night and in an ideal world all we would need is three things: Tequila, salt and limes, we wouldn't need anything else to get us through the weekend as no food would be required or remembered. However, we have children so that's not going to happen *sighs wistfully*.

Salted Peanut Brittle

A classic homemade sweetie, I have used salted peanuts which takes the edge off the sweetness. It's still full of sugar, rots your teeth but it tastes so good

Vanilla Fudge

Making fudge with someone who means a lot to you is a right of passage for any child, be it a grandparent, parent, auntie or family friend. Just don't eat it too often and always brush your teeth well afterwards.

Elderberry Cordial

Elderberries make the most wonderful winter cordial and with the addition of the cloves the finished drink is lovely and soothing for winter sore throats. Top the cordial up with hot water and enjoy the deep autumnal flavours. Plus the berries are free.

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower Cordial is free food, elderflowers grow on hedgerows from June to mid July in England, so all you need is a sunny day (elderflowers have a better aroma and consequently better flavour if picked when it's sunny) and a pair of scissors.

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

This knocks the socks of the normal variety; it’s much healthier too.

Damson Jam Recipe

Damsons grow wild and are often found amongst blackthorn (sloe) bushes but be careful not to get sloes and damsons mixed up. They look alike but damsons are bigger, as soon as you taste them you'll know if you've got a sloe by mistake as they are so dry all the moisture in your mouth will vanish - an interesting experience.