Gluten and dairy free date cookies

These soft, chewy, and moreish cookies give your picnic that much needed sweet treat that will fully sate all five of your taste senses. It’s amazing what you can do without having to add gluten or dairy, and this recipe, with its subtle spiced flavour, really is the perfect feel-good treat. So you can crack out your favourite vintage tin and fill it up with these goodies – enjoy! Continue…

Spice up your picnic with a spiced mango chutney

“And my chutneys and kasaundies are, after all, connected to my nocturnal scribblings — by day amongst the pickle-vats, by night within these sheets, I spend my time at the great work of preserving. Memory, as well as fruit, is being saved from the corruption of the clocks.” — Saleem Sinai in Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

Writing the past and pickling fruits may well be acts of preservation, but once the finished product makes its appearance on a piece of paper or in a Kilner jar, it can be all too easily misplaced, lost, or forgotten.

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