We love cooking something outside either at the beach hut or on a woody walk; it puts a stamp of approval on the end of the day so you can sit and chat or lift your mood if you’re cold and feeling a bit tired.
We recently bought a fab kit from Pedlars Vintage who sell an amazing array of vintage and preloved items that make you get your credit card out before you clicked “page-down”. I know you will hate me for sharing this site with you. The stove kit we bought is in fact an old Swiss Army kit and can be heated using burners and boy can it heat up quickly! I love it and can’t wait to use it on many a festival, walking trip and beach/garden feast as it folds up within itself, perfect for camping and hikes.
Cooking with this stove kit was a great way of hooking up with The Juice who sent me samples of their fabulously family-sized cartons to try. We’ve make cocktails with these juices before and have slurped our way through the flavours but my favourite use of them by far is this warming autumn treat of a spiced cider recipe.
I love a warm cocktail especially on Halloween or Bonfire’s Night, how do you have your mulled cider/wine?
(makes 8 teacups)
350ml The Juice Sweet Apple Juice
750ml good quality English Cider
1 dried bay leaf
Thumb sized piece of fresh ginger, sliced
1 stick cinnamon
½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cardamom pod, split
Please all the ingredients in a large saucepan and slowly bring to a boil, turn down immediately and keep at a very low heat for about 3 minutes. Serve immediately into cups and sup.
You can have a non-alcoholic version by increasing the apple juice in place of the cider.