GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Mushroom Risotto
Mushroom risotto makes a unique savoury gift from the kitchen and it takes no time to assemble. It requires zero cooking in advance which makes it the perfect last minute gift idea. Attaching a simple “how to cook” label makes this an easy to make, weeknight treat for the receiver of this delicious gift. Click the image for the free instructions!
Grilled Asparagus Flatbread with Lemon- Basil Ricotta - Andrea Buckett
This vegetarian side or main dish is a delicious combo of grilled asparagus and store bought flatbread! Grill this up as an app, too.
Chai Tea Mix - Andrea Buckett
Take your Chai Tea to the next level with my additional ingredients that definitely kick it up a notch. Perfect for a rainy day.
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Marinated Bocconcini - Andrea Buckett
These little morsels of milky sweetness are the perfect canvas for layering on your favourite flavours. This gift from the kitchen is a great high protein, low carb option for those people in your life who don’t have a sweet tooth. Marinated bocconcini is a unique and unexpected gift from the kitchen and the perfect edible […]
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Smoked cheddar shortbread - Andrea Buckett
A cheddar shortbread is delicious enough but add in smoked cheddar and you have something that tastes like a crispy cheese and bacon dream! These little numbers are the best combination of flaky, crispy and they are perfect for offering up when sharing a cocktail, beer or glass of wine. Baking instructions on my website! INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour 1 cup (1/2lb) room temperature butter 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cayenne powder 1 cup grated of old cheddar 1 cup grated smoked…
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Earl grey poached pears - Andrea Buckett
Every time I make these I wonder why I don’t make them more often. Once stored in the fridge they can be served for breakfast, snacks or dessert. Serve the pears with a little yogurt or whipped cream and some toasted pecans or granola. See the rest of the recipe on my website! Makes 2 500ml containers INGREDIENTS 1kg small pears, peeled, cored and quartered 4 cups water 2 cups granulated sugar ¼ tsp salt 4 Earl grey tea bags 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Cinnamon and spice kettle corn - Andrea Buckett
Popcorn might not seem like the obvious choice for adults to snack on but I assure you it’s a crowd pleaser. The sweetness of both the sugar and cinnamon plays perfectly with the savoury flavours of salt and heat of cayenne. Make it for your next get together or gift it by the bag to some of your favourite people. Head over to my website for more! INGREDIENTS Makes 10 cups 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper 4 tbsp canola oil ½ cup popcorn kernels 3 tbsp granulated…
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Easy pickled carrots - Andrea Buckett
These pickled carrots are a tangy treat that can be eaten alone or with a meal. Pickling is also a great way to use up extra vegetables that are on the verge of going bad! Head over to my website for instructions and more recipes! INGREDIENTS 3lb of carrots 2 cups white vinegar 2 cups water 1 tbsp sugar 2 tsp salt 2 tsp celery seeds, divided 2 tsp coriander seed, divided 2 tsp mustard seed
GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Cinnamon scented marinated olives and dates - Andrea Buckett
This recipe will delight the foodie in your life. Cinnamon might not be the first spice that comes to mind when you think olives, but I promise you, this recipe is delicious. Head over to my website for instructions! INGREDIENTS 3 cups of mixed olives (black and green) 12 Medjool dates, pitted and quartered 1 tsp ground cinnamon ¼ cup red wine vinegar 1 orange ½ cup canola oil ½ cup olive oil 1 tsp fennel seeds ¼ tsp red chili flakes 4 cloves garlic, peeled and quartered