Archive | May, 2013
Banana & Walnut Muffins

Spelt Banana & Walnut muffins

Spelt Flour is the new black this season at Padders and we can’t get enough of it as I’m sure you can see with Ron’s bread and my endless baking of muffins! The muffin baking is having the desired effect I haven’t been to Starbucks for a “skinny” blueberry muffin in ages! Ingredients Makes: 6 […]

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Ron’s spelt flour bread recipe

Makes 3 good size loaves 1½kg spelt grain flour 2 pkts dried yeast 800ml water 200ml olive oil 50g salt 50g sugar Three of the best…….. For the sweet potato & chilli dough 2 sweet potatoes grated 2 chilli’s finely chopped Add extra 100g of flour For the sun blush tomato focaccia 150g sun blush […]

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Asian-style gravlax with aduki bean & rice salad

You are going to need at least half, if not whole side of salmon (which has been scaled & pin-boned). A whole side will feed anywhere from 10 – 12 people, if not more depending on how thick you cut the slices. So…… 1 side of salmon scaled and pin-boned. (try and buy the best […]

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Wild garlic in abundance

Every year in early spring, many Forrest’s in our surrounding boroughs you will find this stuff in abundance. It is really aromatic, subtle and it simply wilts away each year so why not use it?! You can pick the flowers and stems and leaves, they are all edible. This is what I do with mine. […]

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Rhubarb

The fruit and veg season is kicking off at last. Normally the rhubarb is ready in April/beginning of may. It has been so cold this year that the growth of everything as been slowed down. This one was worth the wait. A real crunch to the stems, bright red and sour flavour from the rhubarb. […]

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La Mere Poulard kitchen at the Mont Saint Michel where the wood fire cooked omelet still rules

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Macaroons in military order

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Not quite our idea of serving strawberries but we do like food that brings a smile

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Afternoon tea David Austin style gets Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show

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English strawberries at the Chelsea Flower Show

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