I thought I'd mention a few of my favourites, before we get back to that decadent fudge...
1. Whole Peanut Butter
Unsure of why I've never tried whole peanut butter before, I certainly have plenty of making up to do! This wholesome, nutty spread uses organic peanuts, skin and all - roasted to perfection and then gently stoneground - the skin gives it such a rich and intense colour and flavour, wonderful in baking and excellent for those peanut-butter-addicts, like Finn!
2. Apple Syrup
Without a doubt, this is my find of the year! Made from organically grown, local apples - this concentrated syrup is incredibly versatile. Wonderful over roasted vegetables with spices and garlic, fantastic as a natural sweetener in baking (I have a special apple and ginger pudding to share with you next week as well as a winter quinoa porridge), and my boys love it with sparkling water! The bottle seems to last for ever as you only need a tiny splash.
3. Virgin Coconut Oil
Every second recipe of mine uses coconut oil. Again, incredibly versatile and wonderfully nutritious. There are ridiculous amounts of coconut oil on the market now, which can lead to confusion, I'm sure. If you are wanting to reap all of the benefits (anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral health protecting properties) from your coconut oil, I would suggest buying a cold pressed, virgin and organic brand - just.like.this.