The Bishop’s Stortford Flyer June 2020

ONLINE FOOD AND COOKING RELATED RESOURCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY                                                            

Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up of online food and cooking resources.

Here are some online resources available to you and your family, offering ideas and sources of information to help inspire you in the kitchen!

I hope this is useful right now, at a time when we are cooking at home most of the time.

RECIPES, FOOD IDEAS AND FOOD INFORMATION

www.loveessex.org/news-and-ideas/love-your-leftovers-with-this-tasty-recipe  – alongside ‘love your leftovers’ recipes there are ideas to reduce food waste, composting and food storage

www.eastherts.gov.uk/community-wellbeing/healthy-eating – includes recipes and healthy eating facts, meals on a budget and eating well when you are over 70

www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/article-categories/healthy-recipes  – as well as healthy eating recipes, there is information on food labels, nutrition and health and healthy takeaways

www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes – a huge collection of recipes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements and includes seasonal recipes, budget recipes, no bake cakes and food from around the world. It also has information on techniques such as knife skills, cooking  pasta, preparing fish, meat or vegetables

www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives – access to FREE food related ebooks and emagazines as well as cooking and baking online courses with your Herts library card. Magazines include BBC Good Food and Easy Cook (there are also many other emagazines and ebooks to read on a wide range of topics)

https://libraries.essex.gov.uk access to FREE food related ebooks and emagazines as well as cooking and baking online courses with your Essex library card. Magazines include BBC Good Food and Easy Cook (there are also many other emagazines and ebooks to read on a wide range of topics)

https://veganonboard.comyou’ll find creative vegan recipes inspired by travels. There is even a recipe for dandelion honey!

www.vegsoc.org/recipesincludes a wide range of recipes, information and facts and figures (including vegetarian food for pets) to inspire and inform vegetarians

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/family-kids – family recipes including speedy suppers, vegetarian, children’s baking and making food to then freeze

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-onworking from home lunch ideas, quick and easy snack ideas, family recipes, campaigns, links to Jamie’s videos and more

www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/article/7-quick-and-easy-meals-for-older-peoplequick and easy meals to cook for older people including smoothies, breakfasts and lunches

https://foodnetwork.co.ukwith recipes, inspiration for food ideas and a food related TV guide

www.tasteeducation.coma free resource to help children (primary age) have a positive relationship with food through sensory food lessons that can be done at home

www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/Hedgehog%20Cookies%20recipe.pdfhere you will find a recipe for hedgehog shaped cookies, from the Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild at Home’ project

Hedgehog Cookies

Recipe taken from: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildathome

Ingredients:

150 g butter

125 g sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

300 g flour

1 pinch of salt

For decoration:

1 pack chocolate sprinkles

1 pack chocolate glazing (or a bar of dark chocolate)

Preparation:

Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Add the egg, then the flour and salt and knead well until the dough is smooth. Roll out the dough around 5mm thick and cut circles with a cookie cutter or a glass. Use your fingers to shape the hedgehog’s pointy snout.

Bake the cookies on 160-180 degree Celsius for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Let them cool while you melt the chocolate glazing.

Once completely cold, add three dots for the eyes and the snout and dip the back of the body into the chocolate. Add the sprinkles as spines.