Fairy Cakes

Fairy Cakes For Mothers Day

The prefect classic for Mothers Day These sweet simple cup cakes make a lovely little treat for all the Mums out there. Spoil you Mum this Sunday.   Method Simply add all cake ingredient into a large bowl and mix until smooth. Spread evenly between cupcake cases Cook at 180C/340F/Gas….Read More »

Beautiful Bamboo

Bamboo is a sustainable crop that has very little impact on the environment when grown and harvested. It is a bit of a ‘wonder crop’ as it has so many uses, for example at Natural East we have several things made from bamboo; the newest being bowls – but we….Read More »

Coffee a la Vietnam

Coffee a la Vietnam

My first introduction to Coffee a la Vietnam was at a roadside karaoke bar heading east out of Hanoi.    The road out of the city was chock-a-block with scooters, heaving with passengers tucked up with bags and baby’s, toddlers and trees, not so strange really- we bring a Norwegian….Read More »

Rhubarb Crumble

What’s in Season? Rhubarb Crumble

What’s in Season? Rhubarb Crumble The first, bright, new pink sticks of Rhubarb have just hit the shops. They have been growing secretly out of sight. By candle-light they are picked. The sticks are growing so fast now, it is said, if you listen carefully, you can hear them as….Read More »

vegan vegetable korma !!

An avid Indian food eater should know a basic Korma! So I thought I’d give myself the task of giving it a go! I did mine with Quinoa the first time and vermicelli the second but it can easily be done properly on some lovely pilau rice! Ingredients 1 large….Read More »

Fragrant Christmas Oranges

Fragrant Christmas Oranges

Beautifully decorated, sprinkled with a special set of spices, orange or lemon is pomanderom. Required for the manufacture of oranges or lemons, a sharp knife or scalpel, cloth, felt-tip pen, toothpick, and not ground cloves. Everything else – a flight of fancy … At any thin-skinned fruit (orange, lemon, tangerine),….Read More »

Mulled Wine For Party Time

There are lots of recipes around for mulled wine. From glühwine at the German markets and glögg from Scandinavia to Mrs Beeton and Delia Smith, everyone has an opinion. But this is our favorite. Don’t forget to leave a mugful on the stove for Santa Claus… 2 un waxed oranges….Read More »