Monday, 11 May 2009


Inspired by April's recipes using canned clams I have done my best to track down this elusive item in London. So far no luck at all. If anyone has seen any anywhere let me know! Mr Google has not been able to provide on this occasion. Today I went to a deli in Hampstead which does some American products and got a jar of clams. They cost £4.35 for 285g and the label was in Italian but as far as I can see they are bottled in broth. They probably contain far too much salt. I shall have to experiment.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Chocolate drops

Take two teaspoons good quality cocoa powder, stir in three teaspoons Walden Farm zero calorie pancake syrup or chocolate sauce to a stiff paste. Put drops on a sheet of non stick paper - I just ease them off the tip of a spoon with a knife. Put in freezer, eat from frozen. About 1.5 calories each.