Spiced Pickled Beetroot

Spiced Pickled Beetroot

A quick and easy recipe inspired by a trip to the local Spud Hut, Laurencekirk     Last week we discovered a local farmers hut just outside of Laurencekirk/Auchenblae called the Spud Hut. The Spud hut at Cairnton Farm is a family run farm who sell their own veg (beetroot, cabbage, tatties, sprouts, neeps, leeks) locally sourced eggs and carrots, logs and our home grown flowers in the spring. All items are loose or packed in recyclable packaging but of course, you are welcome to bring your own bags. The hut runs on an 'honesty box' basis and prices are very reasonable and clear. I was delighted to see that they had beetroot as our own garden harvest had not achieved the bounty that we had hoped for and I was keen to add pickled beetroot to my larder stock. I also loved that the owners had put up some recipe suggestions on their wall - including a most delicious Beetroot Brownie that went down very...
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Easy Natural Modge Podge Alernative

Easy Natural Modge Podge Alernative

5 Ingredient All Natural Glaze For Crafting - Made From The Kitchen Cupboard What you need: 2 tsp Cornstarch 2 tsp Sugar 2 tbs White Vinegar 1 tsp Gelatin Water Jam Jar Turn your stove on low heat and add 1/4 cup of water and sugar.  Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved and lower the heat. In the meantime mix Cornstarch with 1/2 cup of water. Add cornstarch solution to the pot and stir until your mixture thickens and begins to turn translucent. Remove from heat. Add Gelatin to 1/4 cup of water in your jam jar and stir until dissolved. Add the Cornstarch solution to the jar while it is still hot and stir. Allow to Cool before adding vinegar, this acts as a preservative. This solution will keep well if stored lidded and will dry clear....
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