Archive | January, 2013

Crop Report Jan13

31/01/2013 The cold snowy weather has now given way to more wet weather and fields have been flooded again. Apart from the obvious difficulties the wet weather has caused to arable farmers, livestock farmers have also had serious issues. Livestock farmers especially in the South West have had fields flooded on and off for much […]

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Bouchra’s tangia

Following on from the preserved lemon recipe we have Bouchra’s Tangia. This lady is a fabulous, established cook and when she comes to visit our venue she never fails to inspire me. This recipe can be done in a slow cooker and you will get the same results. Ingredients 2kg lamb cut into 4-5inch pieces 500g onion, chopped 6 […]

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Preserved Amalfi Lemons

Preserved lemons known in Morocco as l’hamd marakad are an essential Moroccan condiment used to enhance many Moroccan dishes both as a garnish and as a key ingredient.  In Morocco, they use doqq or boussera lemons, which are sold as citron beldi. In this case we are using a fantastic lemon from the Amalfi coast as thy […]

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Blood Orange Cous Cous

Recipe for blood orange couscous. ½ kg of Israeli couscous 750ml of vegetable stock 3 Spring onions (sliced) ½ bunch chopped flat parsley ½ bunch chopped coriander 1tsp ground cumin 1tsp ground ginger 1tsp ground mild chilli 3 blood oranges peeled & sliced in to rounds 75 – 100ml olive oil Salt & pepper to […]

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Blood Orange season

The Blood Orange is in season now but only for a short period so stock up on this delicious fruit while you can. Here at Paddington the blood orange will feature in a good many of next weeks dishes so keep checking the blog for our recipes and photo’s. the blood orange contain greater amounts […]

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Supplier update

There is excellent Yorkshire Rhubarb from the ‘Yorkshire Triangle’. This is pink in colour as it is grown under candle light! Gives it a sweeter flavour. English Cauliflower has slowed in production due to the snow! We are currently buying French. Lots of good quality English root vegetables still around. We are currently stocking English […]

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For all you bread bakers!

what’s gone wrong with our daily bread?

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Drummond’s Chocolate Gateaux

One drummonds choc gateaux For the cake 200g chocolate 2 tablespoons of milk 120g butter 4 eggs separated 120g sugar 120g gr almonds Pre heat oven 160oc line 2 8inch sandwich tins with greaseproof Melt the choc with the milk and butter, whisk the egg whites to a meringue with the sugar. Add the egg […]

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Crop update

                                                             CROP REPORT   The winter has been relatively mild so far but now we are experiencing the coldest spell of this winter with temperatures down to -13 degrees C in Norfolk and the Met office is forecasting colder weather than normal to continue through to the middle of February. The carrot crops are being harvested […]

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Beef Wellington

Its been a while since ive had the opportunity to log on and post so here is a wee cracker i throw together every festive period. At christmas i always make a little beef Wellington on St Stephens day….  (Boxing Day). I personally use sliced pork that is the same cut as pancetta which is smoked in the Czech republic and adds a […]

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