Rice Inspiration

Bored of Rice? No such thing.

Listen to James “Foodie” Fairweather inspire Noni by taking her on a rice dish inspiration of different rice grains from around the world. Originally broadcast as a two part special. You can now listen to it as a single podcast.

How many different rices do you use in your cooking?

Rachel Perry’s apple chutney

Join Rachel for chutney delight

This week’s Shine radio recipe is all about apples.

Noni Needs chats to Rachel Perry about her special recipe for making apple chutney. This recipe has been tried and tested over the years. Great for your cheeseboard or a Christmas gift.

You’ll need:
A preserving pan
Makes approx 11-12 jars – re-use empty, sterilised jam jars

2 kg apples
1 kg onions
250g raisins
3 good thumb-sized pieces fresh ginger, finely chopped
3 chillies
900g light brown sugar
900ml malt vinegar
10g pickle spice (in a muslin)
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons mixed spice

Mix in the pan
Simmer for 40 minutes
Put into sterilised jars

Eat after 3 weeks when the colour has deepened
Wrap and gift, as you will

Happy Eating x

Recipe exchange with James ‘foodie’ Fairweather

With more time at home for many of us, and a reduced range of products in some supermarkets it’s time to plunder the pantry.

Food-loving James Fairweather shares tips on using-up all manner of ingredients you may have in your larder or cupboards with Petersfield Community Radio’s Noni Needs.

Follow James’s advice and your lunch could look like this

An American in Petersfield with her recipe for Thanksgiving

Rebecca Taee has brought memories of a great American family tradition home to Ditcham.

Rebecca introduced our reporter Noni Needs to an amazing stuffing recipe for Thanksgiving.

It’s sausage and cornbread stuffing and you’ll hear exactly how to make it.

We may not normally mark that festival in Petersfield but Becky’s recipe comes just at the right time for our Christmas planning… so get those pecan nuts in.

Rebecca Taee of Ditcham and radio reporter Noni Needs

The beekeepers’ annual honey show

“Yummy Yummy Yummy I’ve got honey in my tummy”, Pooh said.

There was a definite buzz about Buriton at the weekend when the Petersfield and district Beekeepers Association held its annual honey show in the village hall.

Petersfield Community Radio volunteer Noni Needs met the association’s David Parkinson to discuss bees, beekeeping, honey and wax.

If you think they’re the bee’s knees..

Find out more about these spiracled pollinators and how to get involved with the local beekeepers association.

Petersfield and district Beekeepers Association website

Email petersfieldbees@gmail.com