So, full disclosure – I’m not vegan. Not by any stretch of the imagination, but one of my closest friends is a strict vegan with a very sweet tooth, so I’ve been playing around in the kitchen during lockdown to create some cookies for her that don’t compromise on flavour.
I find these Cheesy Veg Tots to be a great way of sneaking in vegetables for children who are usually not keen, and as a moreish savoury snack for myself. This recipe makes about 20-25 tots which will keep in the fridge for up to two days if covered – I usually keep a few in the fridge and freeze the rest for fuss-free snacks to heat-up whenever needed.
It all began when we suddenly and abruptly found ourselves at home a lot more than ever before in March last year. Initially it all felt like an indefinitely extended snow day but with immeasurably better weather! Those days seemed simpler and Covid seemed so far away, at least far enough not to permeate our cell walls. So those of us lucky enough to have a patch of outside space began digging for victory. A few tomato seeds made their way into rich soil, followed by some cut-and-come again salad leaves and a handful of radish seeds planted way too close together. We watered, fed and chased squirrels away with maniacal obsession until mustardy leaves unfurled and shiny green fruit developed from fuzzy yellow flowers.
This Chocolate Walnut Fudge recipe is sooooo easy to make and makes a great little treat for yourself, or as a way to say thank you to key workers or neighbours!
How are you? Busy?! Balancing being (delete/add as appropriate) solo, a partner, parent, cook, cleaner, teacher and, if you’re lucky, your regular job? While we can’t yet host you for your usual events at One Great George Street, our food and beverage experts are still at hand to make at least one of your roles, that of cook, less stressful.
Our new series, Cooking up Community Spirit, is designed to make your homelife easier; with free recipes including ideal sharing foods which make perfect thank you gifts for key-workers and neighbours, and easy bulk-cooking ideas for busy home-schooling parents.
Cook up some community spirit with our experts at home, and don’t forget to share your dishes with us by tagging us on your preferred social media sites with our handle: @oggsvenue & hashtag: #communitycookup