Biscuit Fudge. Chewy, rich, with added crunch; one of my favourite treats to accompany outdoor adventures and the second recipe for the Walk + Eat series.
I mentioned in my previous post that there would be a new blog series on Mathilde heart Manech. Welcome to the first instalment of Walk + Eat; simple and homely recipes to accompany outdoor adventures.
I decided to incorporate my love of walking with something I’d like to do more of – making homemade food. Whether that be snacks for the Tupperware box or food for the flask, I’m hoping I’ll soon have an array of simple and delicious recipes to fuel us on our walking adventures. And if you love the great outdoors and a backpack full of homemade goodies, I’m hoping you’ll find some inspiration too.
Today’s recipe is flapjack like my mum used to make. This tray-bake is sweet, chewy (with delicious crispy edges), and the perfect accompaniment to your flask of hot tea. Save the image below for ease or pin to your Food/Outdoor boards on Pinterest for later!
Recently, my walks have been short and closer to town due to nerve damage in my foot (thankfully we have good friends and a dog walker on hand), but the foot is getting better and I’ll be sharing Calder Valley adventures alongside my next recipe soon.
P.S did I mention we’re hiking Ben Nevis?! That’s another story, I’m going to need all the tray-bakes to get me up that mountain!
Today, one week before the holidays begin (screams inside), I’m teaming up with the brilliant RSPCA to make sure we all spare a thought towards our pets this Christmas. They are the bees knees and the business after all.
We naturally assume that our pets will adapt to new situations but they often, including young pups like Polly, can feel anxious or stressed when there is a change in their routine, and especially during the holidays where there are tempting distractions at every turn; hello chocolates, tree decorations and merry guests!
We’ve had lots to celebrate lately. The OH has just come through a really busy and important week at work, I’ve started two new jobs and as mentioned before, we’re in the final stages of buying a house. My oh my. I promise I will stop going on about it all soon, but it feels like we’re in a happy whirlwind right now!
A few things that have been getting me through this time include; good friends, films and lovely old gin (in moderation of course…ahem). To celebrate cocktail hour, Aldi kindly sent me a perfectly timed bottle of the multi award-winning Oliver Cromwell London Dry Gin (£10.19) with cocktail making equipment, to create my favourite gin-based drink. They know how to spoil a lass.
During the summer I love a refreshing drink to while away a sunny afternoon but this summer of ours is soon going to change (it feels Autumnal already!) and I’ve been craving a little warmth in my Friday night tipple.
My favourite gin-based cocktail is simple; gin, ginger beer and lime with lots of ice. The lovely El from A Thrifty Mrs first introduced me to this beautiful bevvy as a change from my usual G&T; it is now a firm favourite. Apparently this is called a Foghorn, I call it The Autumnal.
Simply give half a lime a squeeze into a high ball glass full of ice. Add 50 ml of gin and top with ginger beer. Give your drink a quick stir, add a pretty straw and slurp away.
What’s your favourite gin-based cocktail?
Disclosure: Aldi provided me gin, cocktail equipment and Aldi vouchers for mixers.