Archive | September, 2013

Beetroot Falafel

These are delicious and change from your normal chickpea falafel. Serve them in a wrap with shredded red cabbage, iceberg lettuce, onion and hummus. Ingrediants: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 tsp ground cumin 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, drained 500g raw beetroot, peeled, trimmed coarsely grated 100g fresh breadcrumbs 1 egg 1 […]

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Perfume Sir……. A pop up restaurant

Thanks to Mr Franck Rossello. Myself, Mark our Artist in residence. Jane & David from Hatton Garden all had the pleasure of a very interesting dining experience. The event took place in the trendy Redchurch Street in Shoreditch. A unique evening dinner experience inspired by “the black gold” —as pepper was often referred till Middle Ages. […]

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Roast Shoulder of lamb on the bone

Ingredients 1 Shoulder of lamb on the bone ( approx 1.5kg ) 1 Carrot sliced lengthways 1 Onion, peeled and sliced 3 Cloves of garlic, cut in half 1 Sprig of rosemary 1 Pint of water Malden sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Method Preheat the oven to 240oc Lay the carrot, onion, garlic and […]

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Big John’s BBQ Tandoori Chicken

Our Maintanace manager and one of the key linchpin’s in our business John Moynihan is a dab hand in the kitchen and he is forever bring me in goodies and snacks to try which he has created. Here we have a delicious recipe which is cooked both in the oven and over the BBQ but […]

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crop update Sep13

  Although we are coming to the end of August there is still plenty of excellent British produce to be had! As we move closer to September we are seeing fantastic Kent Cob Nuts, Sweet Victoria Plums, Plump Damsons and of course the first variety of English Apple, the Discovery. All this fantastic produce is […]

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Pear and star anise confiture

As mentioned in my previous post “pick your own” I have conjured up a good old classic…… Pear confiture with a twist of star anise. The simplicity of this 3 part pear confiture is only an additional benefit . The jam has a light golden yet clean flavour of sweet aromatic pears and a mellow […]

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elBulli / Ferran Adria and the Art of Food

Ferran Adria, one of the most creative chefs, has played a decisive role in developing a new language of cooking and is one fo the most orginal culinary innovators of our times. The restuarant, elBulli was deeply rooted in it’s location and context, and yet became a global icon of avant-garde cuisine. If you think […]

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Pick your own @ Stary Liskovice Orchard

Before I make the trip home to the UK I make a short trip from Pouzdrany to Stary Liskovice Orchard where I can grab some local produce to bring back with me. There is nothing like knowing the provenance of what your eating and picking your own fruit from the tree to take home is […]

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