Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen starts things off right away this month with her Halloween themed bloody massacre beetroot man pie! Shaheen is not a big fan of Halloween herself, but she has nieces and nephews in the family who are and so she made this spooky vegetarian dish for them and earning herself the title ‘Cool Aunty!’ Locally produced Dragon Cheddar Cheese and Welsh Red Mustard are two main ingredients in this beetroot dish. I love it, but then I am a big fan of all things Halloween!
Choclette over at Chocolate Log Blog uses local raw organic milk in her pistachio and chocolate kachori. These are pistachio and chocolate cheese balls flavoured with cardamom and fried inside pastry cases. This was the first time Choclette had ever tried making these delicacies and despite the fact that there are a great number of steps and something could go wrong at any time they turned out perfectly, crispy on the outside and sweet and creamy on the inside.
Cotehele flour and chocolate bought from the Dartmoor Chilli Farm at a farmer’s market in Plymouth are both used in this festive chilli Christmas shortbread biscuits by Choclette over at Chocolate Log Blog. I am a big fan of the chocolate chilli combination so these biscuits sound very appealing to me. The perfect warmer for these cold Winter days!