Do you know those people who get up at 7.30 on a Saturday to do bootcamps, hill sprints and marathon training? I know those people. I am not one of those people. I like to have fun on a Friday…Continue reading
It’s been banned, it’s been linked to ruining mothers, it’s been made in bathtubs and now – to the benefit of us all – gin is very much back right where it should be, right there in a glass in front of us. There are so many varieties out there now – and I’m discovering new ones all the time – but all have one thing in common, and that is the base botanical being juniper. Beyond that they vary hugely, and so do these recipes. My love for it runs deep, and it features on the blog quite a lot. There are numerous flavoured gin recipes – including raspberry, my most popular recipe – it has gone in a cheesecake and even actual cakes; basically I love it and you guys seem to as well. So this is where you will find all of The Usual Saucepans’ gin recipes and posts that feature our favourite spirit.
You know how I mentioned those long lazy autumnal sunsets in the Tomato Crumble post the other day? Well I half-watched one the other day whilst having dinner with my family. That’s completely beside the point and you probably couldn’t…Continue reading
Ahhhh, White Christmas is playing on the radio, I’m back home with my family and the house is full of Christmas aromas. But whilst Christmas Eve is traditionally, for us, a day spent in the kitchen, I will take a…Continue reading
It’s World Gin Day! How exciting is that? How can you celebrate? Well, for starters by pouring yourself a gin and tonic, but you can also get on the baking bandwagon with and make a gin loaf cake – be…Continue reading
Sometimes in life you come across little brick walls. Barricades that have ‘dangerous’, ‘do not cross’ or ‘don’t even try it, you idiot’ written all over them. At times like this there is something in my head that automatically goes…Continue reading
A while ago I went to visit my Great Uncle up in Perthshire. It was summer time and he was growing all manner of things in his greenhouse; in amongst the tomatoes and various other fruit and veg stood his…Continue reading