Archive | March, 2013

The Assay House

This Easter we are in Cornwall, I love the narrow winding streets laden with coffee shops and places to eat. Pop in to the Assay House for coffee and cake. They have a further offering of lunch dinner and selection of wine but coffee at this time of the day will do for now 🙂 […]

Continue Reading
Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

Chocolate Cornflake Cakes

I wanted to do something fun with my little monkey today, so I decided upon this children’s favourite, of course when I say children, I mean children of all ages…. Unlike the apple crumble do not expect your floor to be clean afterwards, but then this is a fun recipe for little hands and getting messy is how their interest […]

Continue Reading
Homemade pretzels

Easter Pretzels

Over the years I have accumulated a few American friends & as Easter is coming I thought I’d talk one in to ”handing down” his mothers pretzel recipe. I havent changed anything, so you will find it is in cups. I have found over the years that converting recipes doesn’t always work & I now […]

Continue Reading
hot cross buns

Hot Cross Buns

RnR at Paddington are getting into the Easter mood today making Hot Cross Buns! Hot Cross Buns recipe 300ml milk 50g butter 500g strong bread flour 1 tsp salt 75g caster sugar 1 tbsp oil 1 tsp yeast 1 egg , beaten 75g sultanas 50g mixed peel 1 tsp ground cinnamon FOR THE CROSS 75g […]

Continue Reading
Cabbages in field

Crop Update Mar13

SAVOY CABBAGE Savoy cabbage has become very short as the wet and cold weather has led to the death of some crops. The crop below was grown in Lincolnshire on some of the best Brassica growing land in the country and the crop has died due to the roots being sat in water for long […]

Continue Reading

Apple & Yorkshire Rhubarb Crumble

I like to get my daughter helping out with the cooking, where possible, as I think it’s not only important she learns how to cook with fresh ingredients, but she also gets to understand seasonality & with spring approaching or is it winter, I thought I’d pop in one of her favourite desserts. It’s one […]

Continue Reading
Private dining setup

Fine dining in the making

        Private dining setup at etc.venues, Dexter House.

Continue Reading
The view from etc.venues

Fine dining with a view! Wow!

Continue Reading
Aubergines

Aubergine Deluxe

On the char-grill today at Dexter house and what an amazing colour, lush! Have any of you used these before and if so what have you done with them?

Continue Reading
image of lollipops

Canape winners!

These Goat Cheese lollies on sticks were not only delicious but looked like something out of Willy Wonker’s Factory!

Continue Reading