Food

Bone Broth

Bone broth is a healthy addition to soups and stews etc. It’s very cheap and can be made in bulk and frozen.

Ingredients:

  • Organic beef bones
  • Organic cider vinegar, 1 cupful
  • Courgettes
  • Carrots
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Seaweed
  • Tumeric
  • Dried leaves of dandelion, nettle and red clover

Other organic bones, vegetables, herbs and spices can be used depending on season.

Method:

Roast bones on a tray in the oven on a low heat for 30 mins.

Place bones in slow cooker, pour in cider vinegar, leave for 30 mins with the lid off.

Add other ingredients.

Fill slow cooker with boiling water.

Cook on a low heat for 48 hours, stirring occasionally.

Remove bones and strain through a sieve.

Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.

Remove from ice cube trays and put into labelled bags.

Use two or three cubes per meal.

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Roman Bread

A nice quick and healthy bread.

  • 300g white spelt flour
  • 200g wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 400ml warm water
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Mix flour, yeast and salt together. Add honey to water. Add water to flour and slightly mix together. Add olive oil. Kneed for a few minutes. Leave to rise for an hour. Cook at gas mark 7 until the core temperature is 95 degrees. Leave to cool.

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Elderflower Cordial

An easy summer drink!

15 Elderflower flower heads

1.5 litres of water

1 lb sugar

1 lemon

1 tsp citric acid (optional)

Bring water to the boil, add sugar. Place flower heads and lemon in a bowl along with citric acid. Once the sugar is dissolved pour the warm water over the flower heads.

Cover and leave for 24 hours, strain and pour into sterilised bottles.

Serve chilled with sparkling water, with a slice of lemon, mint or lemon balm.

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