Do-It-Yourself Tomato Ketchup / Catsup

Why make your own ketchup, when you can buy it everywhere?

Because this recipe is sugar free!

Now, don’t go thinking that it loses any flavour because of that. This sugar-free ketchup is just as delicious as the regular sugar-full versions that we buy in the shops. But you can eat this safe in the knowledge that your not taking on board too much sugar.

I have to admit, I’m not a great ketchup fan! But, I do love mixing up different sauces; which ketchup is very useful to use as a base to add other ingredients to.Ketchup Recipe sm

Home-made Summer Fruits Rum

Rum pot smallI love the idea of creating your own flavoured liquor. Our good Martin brews his own wine and develops his own flavoured gins and, in this case … rum.

(I have to admit, I am still baffled by this illustration myself!

Picture this! We’d been invited to Martin and Michelle’s for a party; much wine was drunk and then the move was made to various flavours of Martin’s home brew wines and liquors.

A heady mix of alcohol and then a stagger to bed … when I woke, which was early, I was the only one awake.

So, I drew this flavoured rum which Martin had been toting around!

I have to admit it was partly because of the stoppered, tap bottle (Which I have not been able to source anywhere!)

But the fact is, that this mysterious illustration was the morning after A Night Before!

I’m still baffled by how I managed to pull this off! Combining fineline ink, biro and watercolour …. and all before breakfast!

Somedays, I guess we’re just on fire!