August - Make the most of the summer sun and sports with picnic foods
Why not try one of these recipes to take on your next picnic, or just as part of a snack whilst you're watching sport on the TV.
Chunky Summer Slaw
A great way of using up that half of carrot left over or that lonely parsnip not used on Sunday. This delicious slaw will keep for up to a week in the fridge!
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, season with salt and pepper and leave to soften for 30mins. Serve with salads, homemade burgers or thick cut ham for a tasty light treat this summer!
Choco - Cherry Muffins
If you've got a spare half-an-hour, whip up these easy muffins and freeze them for when you need them. It's a great way of using up left over Yoghurt and dried fruit - substitute the cherries for any dried berry for a fun variation.
1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with some paper cases. Sift the flour, and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, then stir in the cherries, chocolate and sugar. Add the beaten eggs, yogurt and then the butter and stir to combine. It doesn't matter if the mixture looks a bit lumpy, it's more important not to over mix or the muffins will turn out tough.
2. Fill the paper cases and bake for 20-25 mins until risen and golden brown. Transfer to a rack to cool. They are especially delicious eaten slightly warm.
How to freeze
Pack the cold muffins in a freezer bag, seal and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, defrost in the bag for a couple of hours then warm through on a baking sheet in an oven at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for 5-8 mins.
Taken from http://www.bbcgoodfood.com /