Homemade peanut butter from Bought, Borrowed & Stolen by Allegra McEvedy


Food writer, broadcaster and author Caroline Hennessy has been focused on food and writing since editing Ireland’s first food website for RTÉ in 2000. Chair of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, she established the award-winning Bibliocook: All About Food in 2005, is the author of two books about beer and food and has a column in the Irish Examiner in which she writes about small food producers and the ways in which they develop and maintain a sustainable local food system.

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6 Responses

  1. Móna Wise says:

    THis sounds like a fantastic book. My husband is a knife collector too and we usually have to do a pre-clearance at the airport because sometimes he is hesitant to put them in checked luggage for fear they will be stolen. Hope you are well and the kids are keeping you on your toes.

    • Caroline says:

      I can only imagine the trouble that causes, especially these days! I’ve always been one to pick up utensils while travelling, much to the Husband’s despair: a coffee dripper from Vietnam, a tagine (of course!) from Morocco, a cleaver from Malaysia. He put his foot down when I tried to pack a sweet little cast-iron pan in my hand luggage when I was travelling home from NZ.

  2. I tried something like this with a small amount of homegrown hazelnuts last year! But this sounds even easier than having to collect and shell the nuts!

    • Caroline says:

      Bet the hazelnuts tasted amazing though. Did you get many from your trees? I think I have a couple down the back of our garden but there’s been no sign of nuts so far.

  3. I love Glór peanut butter but from the sounds of it, this might be just as good. My boyfriend always talks about the freshly made peanut butter he used to buy in Neal’s Yard in London years ago. Maybe this will bring back some memories…

  4. Caroline says:

    I used to buy fresh peanut butter from a health food shop called Piko when I lived in Christchurch, NZ, and it had a great flavour, very unlike regular PB. I think they used to blend their peanuts with some kind of neutral oil, which also made it last longer than just using water.

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