Homemade Citrus Infused Vodka for JamieOliver.com

Citrus-Infused Vodka - Cytrynówka for JamieOliver.Com

It’s all going on! As Easter approaches, I’m happily marking the one-year milestone of writing a weekly blog for JamieOliver.com. My very first post was published just before Easter last year and focused on the Italian dish of lasagne as an alternative to a traditional Easter Sunday lunch, with a second Easter post focusing on the… 

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New Year’s Eve Cocktails

New Year's Eve Cocktails

2012 is almost drawing to a close. Christmas is behind us and I’m planning some New Year’s Eve cocktails. Since having children, we’ve softened. Torn between going out for the evening and staying home to cuddle the children at midnight. This year, we’re staying home, but I always like to have a few nibbles and some elegant cocktails to hand.  Although… 

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Keep or Give: Pomegranate and Vanilla Vodka

Pomegranate Vodka

I’ve got the bug – the preserving, gift making, home brewing, bottling bug. It began when I made the Purple Fig and Pomegranate Jam from Salt Sugar Smoke. I realised then, with a few simple instructions, how easy it was to preserve - the process was no longer shrouded in mystery. I was also lucky enough to get some… 

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Healthy Hot Chocolate Breakfast Smoothies

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My children love chocolate and they’d ask for a sprinkle of cocoa every day if they could. Luckily, we manage to avoid most sugary breakfast cereals and instead we go for a bowl of milky porridge or Weetabix, so they are usually allowed a little pinch of cocoa. Breakfast smoothies are a good option, too, if… 

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The Kraken Rum ‘Rumtopf’ or Rum Pot

Rumtopf

I’m still in the mood for preserving. This time it’s fruit and alcohol. A little while ago, when I posted this recipe for my Poppy Seed and Plum Cake to use up a glut, Mark, from Mark’s Veg Plot asked if there was a Polish version of Rumtopf. Rumtopf or ’Rum Pot’ is a way of preserving summer or late summer fruits, such… 

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