1000 g cucumber
25 g yellow mustard seeds
3-4 dill sprigs or 2 Solo garlic heads and 2 fresh red chillis
400 ml white vinegar
100 ml water
450 g Siucra/McKinney's granulated sugar
100 g salt
2 g white peppercorns
Wash the cucumbers well. Cut into 1 cm thick slices. Peel and halve the garlic heads. Rinse the chilli and dill. Layer the cucumber in jars with the mustard seeds and dill or with the cucumber and chilli.
Mix the ingredients for the marinade in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Pour the marinade over the cucumber.
Ready to eat after 72 hours.
Blueberries – the best berry in the forest
Blueberries are definitely the best berry in the forest. Blueberry season tends to start in July and can extend into autumn.
One of the last fruits of summer is the apple – delicious, juicy and healthy. And you can use it in so many ways.
Jams and Marmalades
It is easy and fun to make your own jam and marmalade. The sugar enhances the flavour of the fruit you are using and ensures a longer shelf-life for your masterpiece.
Mmm! What could be better than a rich, sumptuous chocolate cake to lift the spirits – either as an indulgent treat or to round off a meal.
Cheesecakes of every kind
How about serving up a creamy, tangy cheesecake rather than a regular cake at your party? Cheesecakes come in many different variations, forms and flavours.