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Strawberries with a 'Twist'

½ kg fresh, ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced 

1 tbsp sugar 

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


Place strawberries in a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle sugar, then gently stir. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes. Drizzle balsamic vinegar over strawberries. Gently stir one more time. Refrigerate or let stand for at least an hour.

Serves 4.

Orange Fluff

A cold, refreshing desert which the kids will enjoy, there are loads of variations on this receipe. It's ideal for a hot summer evening.

1 small tin evaporated milk

1/2 pkt orange jelly

125ml boiling water

grated rind and juice of 1/2 orange

To decorate

chopped nuts, cream, pieces of orange or orange fruit gums


Chill evaporated milk in fridge overnight.

Dissolve jelly in boiling water then add the sugar, orange rind and juice. Stir well.

Beat evaporated milk till thick.

Add jelly mixture and beat again.

Pour into a glass dish and place in fridge to set.

Decorate with piped stars of cream, chopped nuts and orange slices.


Instead of the rind and juice of orange, use 50ml of tinned fruit and use the correspondingly flavoured jelly powder.


This is a simple but really subtle flavored dessert





4 x double cream coconut yoghurt

1 x pineapple

1 x organic sugar

30 g mint




To make the mint sugar – remove woody stalks from the mint and bash the mint with 1 cup of organic sugar in a pestle and mortar until fragrant.

Clean the pineapple and slice into thin slices.

Serve the yoghurt in a bowl with the pineapple scattered with mint sugar on the side.

Dip the pineapple in the mint sugar and yoghurt.