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I hope that you are all having a lovely day and are being treated to breakfast in bed, some lovely flowers, a plant, maybe some gardening equipment, a day or Sunday lunch out. 

Last year I recall was a lovely day and I spent the day in the garden, after breakfast in bed of course, but this year we have a steely grey sky and a bitter cold biting wind with snow on the weather forecast.

If you are not going out why not have make some delicious Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies with your children to thank them, here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cookies

Ingredients

  • 75g butter/margarine softened
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 75g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 175g plain flour
  • half teaspoon baking powder
  • 50g glace cherries
  • 100g chocolate drops

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas mark 6.
  2. Mix together, in a bowl, the caster and light brown sugar with the butter/margarine until smooth and creamy.
  3. Beat the egg in a dish or cup, add the vanilla essence and mix again.
  4. Add the egg mixture a little at a time to the butter mixture mixing well.
  5. Sift the flour and baking powder through a sieve into the bowl and stir in until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Cut the cherries into small pieces and add to the mixture with the chocolate drops and stir well.
  7. Put a heaped teaspoon of the mixture onto baking trays, lined with greaseproof paper, and flatten down with a fork.
  8. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Leave them for a few minutes before removing with a spatula and putting on a wire rack to cool.
  10. Makes approx. 24 cookies.

 Whatever your plans have a lovely day,

 Gill

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This Sunday on Father’s Day why not tempt your Dad out of bed with the irresistible smell of freshly baked home made Flapjack. This is a recipe that I use again and again and with delicious results every time.

Fruity Flapjack

Ingredients

  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 80g (3oz) light muscovado sugar
  • 350g (12oz) rolled oats
  • 100g (3.5oz) approx Raisins or Sultanas (add more/less if preferred)
  • 10 approx Glace cherries chopped (add more/less if preferred)

 Method

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5 /Electric Oven 190C / Fan Oven 170C.
  2. Lightly grease an 18cm x 30cm (7inch x 12inch) tin and fully line with greaseproof paper.
  3. Heat the butter, syrup and sugar in a large saucepan until the butter has melted.
  4. Add the Raisins/Sultanas and Cherries and stir, then add the rolled oats and mix well.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly into the lined tin and press down with a fork so that the mixture fills the corners and that any air pockets are removed.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden, keep checking towards the end of cooking as if overcooked they will not have that lovely soft texture (All ovens vary slightly I cook mine at 170C (Fan) for 10 minutes then turn the tray round and cook for another 10 minutes).
  7. Once cooled you should be able to easily lift out the flapjack holding the greaseproof paper, and then cut into pieces.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Flapjack is packed full of energy and will keep you going whatever you have planned on this special day, it also makes a perfect addition to a lunch box, family picnic or a day out.

Enjoy!

 Gill

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It’s at this time of year that the root vegetable harvesting really comes into it’s own.  This recipe is an old family favourite that appeals to youngster and elders alike.  If you don’t Grow Your Own yet, why not start.  Vegetable taste so much better when they are eaten straight from the plot and there’s no transport involved either, so that’s better for the environment!! 

There is no satisfaction that quite compares to being able to eat what you grow, and for all your Grow Your Own Needs check our range of products at Recycleworks.co.uk.  There is everything from raised beds, tools, cold frames, compost bins, and wildlife goodies….

Ingredients

Selection of root vegetables, such as carrots, parsnips, swede, turnip, red onion etc

1 clove of garlic

Freshly ground salt and pepper

Sprigs of fresh rosemary

Olive oil

Method

  • Peel all the vegetables and garlic
  • Chop vegetables into chunks and crush the garlic
  • Mix the rosemary, olive oil and garlic together
  • Pour over the vegetables and mix well
  • Leave for a while for oil to soak into the vegetables
  • Put into a roasting dish and roast for 45 mins at 200 C

 

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