I am a grazer, I don’t eat big meals but I’m constantly eating, throw in all the running which increases appetite and come 8.30pm in the evening you can guarantee my belly will start rumbling a little. Well that’s my excuse anyway and I’m sticking to it.

So I’m going to share with you the ultimate evening snack and I hope you’re ready for this because your life is not going to be the same again. It is also of course highly nutritious and healthy (if you ignore the salt). Simply take 2 ingredients:

Rapeseed oil and popcorn

Measure out 3 tablespoons of glorious smoked rapeseed oil into a saucepan, heat until starting to spit a little then tip in half a cup of popcorn kernels. Pop a lid on the saucepan leaving a small gap for steam to escape and leave on a medium heat until the popping slows down. The voila you have the tastiest popcorn you will ever eat. We sprinkle on some salt before eating but that’s down to taste.

I’m a huge fan of rapeseed oil and we use the plain stuff for all our cooking, it’s so tasty and best of all of course local. The one we buy is from fields 20 miles away, much better than imported olive oil and a great way to support British farmers.

So who can beat this for an evening snack (a piece of cheese on a digestive might be a close second)? Also anyone have a different popcorn topping that is a favourite?