Archive | October, 2012

Crop report Oct 2012

CROP REPORT 31/10/2012 The end of October is usually the time for the crossover of supply from Northern Europe to Southern Europe. This year is no different as the UK salad crops are virtually finished and Spanish iceberg is starting to arrive but not in the same volumes as in previous years. The flooding in […]

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Vanilla & mint chocolate cheesecake

To make this dessert you need: 8 digestives 100g melted butter 250g mascapone cheese 150ml double cream 70g icing sugar 1 vanilla pod 150g dark chocolate 100ml double cream small handfull of mint Melt the butter and crush the biscuits, then mix the two together. Divide in to four glasses and press down. Start too […]

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The Polish Medovnik Cake

Made by Dorota at Paddington

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Pork fillet stuffed with plums, ginger and thyme

Ingredients 1 Pork Fillet ( Butterflied by your butcher ) 1 Onion finely diced 1 clove of garlic sliced 1 Inch ginger grated 1 Tblsp chopped thyme 1 Tblsp butter 2 slices of multi-seed bread chopped roughly 2 Plums chopped    Rapeseed oil    Salt and pepper Method Pre heat your oven to 200oc fan assisted Take […]

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Sam’s Cottage pie

So winter is definitely upon us, time for some home cooking… Cottage pie is tasty warm and filling! Serves 4 Ingredients 400g Waitrose minced beef 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium onions, peeled and chopped 100g carrot, peeled and chopped very small 100g swede, peeled and chopped very small 1 x ½ level teaspoon ground cinnamon […]

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Home grown beets or chocolate brownie…you decide!

I was given some beets by my neighbour, who hates them, but loves chocolate. So in a few short hours this beetroot will not become a salad, but a chocolate cake. This is very simple to make…. 250g Butter 250g Plain 70% Chocolate 250g Caster Sugar 3 Eggs 150g Self Raising Flour 250g Grated Cooked […]

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Raspberry Mojito @ Smiths

Fantastic Cocktail even better during Happy hour from 5 till 8 with friendly staff this is a stones throw from our Paddington Venue. Smiths Bar and Grill

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Coconut Ice

Ron and Rhys made these little boxes of treats as a gift for some of our clients. One of the treats Coconut Ice is so easy to make and doesn’t require any baking! Butter, for greasing 397g can condensed milk 350g desiccated coconut 350g icing sugar Few drops of vanilla extract Pink or red food […]

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Crop report Sept 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                          CROP REPORT   We have had a few cooler early mornings with some areas experiencing frosts. The cooler weather has severely restricted the growth of the salad crops and is also affecting Brassica crops. Potato harvesting is continuing although it has been hampered in Scotland where the heavy rain and floods returned last week, […]

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French Martini

I’m not one for frothy drinks or pink for that matter but while visiting an exhibition a couple of weeks back Bonzer were concocting these drinks on their stand. To my surprise it was ‘lovely.’ So here she goes….. Glass: Coupe Champagne, Garnish: None, Ingredients: 37.5ml Vodka, 12.5ml Chamboard, 50ml Pineapple juice, Cubed ice for shaking. Method Fill […]

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