Archive | April, 2013

Celebrate British Asparagus

It’s that time of the year again when the lovely British Asparagus is in season. Watch this space for recipes and tips and feel free to send us any of your favourite ways with Asparagus.  

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Movement in the allotment

I have a lot planned for the allotment this year and its a gonna be exciting. I planted some of these crackers back in October and they are just coming through, elephant garlic, isle of white garlic and some pink garlic. Last weekend I had the opportunity to get some seeds in with my trusted […]

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Green zebra tomatoes

I picked these beauties up from our fruit and veg supplier, beautiful sprinkled with a little Maldon sea salt, freshly ground pepper and rapeseed oil, these tomatoes really taste like home grown tomatoes and look Sensational on any table. Have any of you ever tasted or cooked with them before?

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Basil, pink garlic & toasted pistachio pesto

I’ve experimented a lot with different nuts and various ingredients in pesto’s but this has turned out to be a real belter. The sweetness, colour of the pink garlic and the toasted nuts really set this pesto apart from the rest. Pink garlic is in season so if you can get your hands on it […]

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thai desserts

Thai desserts

These very pretty and intricate Thai Desserts have been created by Jinnapa. A couple of years ago Jinnapa came to work as a waitress at Prospero House. She worked for us for around 2 years and during that time she expressed an interest in food and the kitchen so our team took her on board […]

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Brick Lane Bakery

Another culinary legend which is not far from me is Brick Lane’s Beigel Bakery. I normally pass by this shop on a Sunday and the queue can be often out of the shop and down the street. It’s open 24 hours a day and as my friend assured me the beigels taste as good and fresh […]

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Fish & Chips

Fish Central

  http://youngandfoodish.com/london/the-best-fish-and-chips-in-london/ This place is on my door step. I’ve walked the dog past it but still after 7 years of living in the area have not sampled the fish & chips. After reading this review last week I was determind to try it this weekend. I wholly agree with the review the fish & […]

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Roasted Red Bream with pineapple & coconut chutney

4 Red sea bream fillets. 1 large onion (finely chopped) 1 pineapple (chopped) 1 chilli (chopped) ½ coconut (shaved) or the dried one is fine too!!! 100g castor sugar 75ml white wine vinegar 1 small bunch coriander (chopped) Method Finely chop your onion, chilli & pineapple. In a saucepan start to fry of your onion. […]

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Roast Onion and Garlic Foccacia

Roast onion and garlic foccacia

Wow the bread recipes are flowing on here so here is another to add to your repertoire, I’m not Italian chef but i think this recipe is lush and with the golden colour and flavour from the rapeseed oil its delicious. In my humble opinion rapeseed oil is a better choice than olive and here is why… […]

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Chilli Bread

Ron’s bread recipe           Makes 3 good size loaves 1½kg strong flour (Extra strong if you can get it) 2 pkts dried yeast 800ml warm water 200ml olive oil 50g salt 50g sugar For the sweet potato & chilli dough 2 sweet potatoes grated 2 chilli’s finely chopped Add extra 100g of flour Method Put all […]

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