We want to share with you a few ways to make winter seem that little bit less bleak. By looking to food we can all just about stomach the idea of cold nights, crisp mornings and treacherous British weather. We’d love to hear about your own winter warming tactics, share with us via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
Warm your Bones
We can all take comfort at the thought of coming in from the cold and warming yourself up with a lovely warm mug of your favourite beverage. A different option from the typical cup of tea is broth; the perfect warming drink for the colder season. Filled with beneficial minerals like magnesium and collagen it is thought that broth can help take care of your immune system. Help to keep the winter colds and flus away with our recipe for Warming Lemon and Ginger Beef Broth.
Beautifully Baked Breakfast
With frosty mornings officially upon us we all deserve a warming wakeup call. Try our Recipe for Baked Eggs and Bacon which uses our own limited edition Firecracker Back Bacon. With a subtle hint of chilli it will awaken you and your taste buds. Packed full of protein it will give you a good start to your day, seeing you through to at least brunch! Also it is extremely easy to make, literally just bake and enjoy. Perfect for those mornings when you’re not sure if you’re fully awake but certain that you’re hungry!
Mother Nature knows exactly what to grace us with over the winter months. Carrots, swede and parsnips will give your immune system a much needed boost. Simply add some diced mutton and a little stock and you’ve got yourself a comforting dish with all the added benefits you need! Make the most of what the season has to offer and make your own seasonal super stew; the saviour at your table.
Love your Leftovers
It’s definitely the season to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast but what to do with all of those leftovers? Turn your leftover gravy, shredded meat and vegetables into filling for a pie, an easy and rather delicious Monday night meal. A little tip, honey roasted parsnips and carrots are an exceptional twist to this ‘waste nothing’ treat. Every year we throw away so much wasted food, so show it a little love and reduce your waste at the same time.
Slow Cooked Sensations
The nights are drawing in, the temperature is dropping and the days seem increasingly dull and glum. The light at the end of the tunnel? A humble hot meal. That’s right it’s time to get that slow cooker or casserole dish out from the back of the cupboard and put it to good use! Offering comfort, flavour, exceptional texture and ease; a slowly cooked meal is perfect to see you through the cold. Choose cuts of meat that offer flavour and that tenderise to perfection when cooked slowly. You could try a traditional roasting joint or even a cut like Oxtail or Brisket.