Archive | February, 2014

Chocolate, toasted hazelnut and chia seed fudge

I haven’t been around for a few weeks but here is a quickie for you all. This recipe is so easy. You can add anything you wish but as Chia seeds are the new super food bursting with nutritional values it takes the edge of the sugary treat. 1 tray bake baking tray, about 20cm […]

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Balsamic beef, butternut squash & pepper stew

Ingredients 1kg diced beef chuck 2 large onions diced 2 tins chopped tomatoes 100ml balsamic vinegar 1 large butternut squash (peeled & diced) 3 diced peppers 5 sprigs of rosemary 50ml olive oil 3 cloves of garlic Method Take a large cooking pot and place on the stove. Peel and dice onions, peel & crush […]

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Smoked Salmon with Capers & Red Onion

Following up on our support of those on the 5:2 diet today at Paddington we will be serving this salad which is just 156 calories per portion and so easy to put together. 100g Smoked Salmon 1tsp Capers 1/4 Red Onion thinly silced Juice of 1/2 Lemon  

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Lamb Chop with Cauliflower Puree, Chard Spring Onion & Red Currants

Tom’s Griddled Lamb Chump Chop with Cauliflower Puree, Chard Spring Onion & Red Currants Serves 4 For the lamb Buy 4 lamb chump chops (around 170g each). Marinade the lamb in olive oil, Maldon salt, rosemary, cracked Szechuan pepper and leave in the fridge over night. For cauliflower puree 1/2 head of cauliflower 1 medium […]

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Crop Report Feb14

There is no new entry for February from the British side! I have seen some Red Kale on the market! This looks very good! The end of January I’m afraid does not bring much new British produce to the table. English Forced Rhubarb still remains excellent and we strongly recommend you get it now! English […]

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Luxury Lasagne

We made quite a lot of this and put 2 portions of the meat and sauce in the freezer to use at a future date. 4 tbsp. olive oil 4 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 1 sprig rosemary 700g/1lb 9oz beef […]

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Hayley’s Golden Syrup Flapjacks

Ingredients 250g porridge oats (I use Jordan’s Jumbo Rolled Oats but you can use any rolled oats) 125g unsalted butter 125g brown sugar 2-3 tspns golden syrup (depending on how sticky you want them!) Method Mix ingredients together (if using a mixer, be careful not mix for too long or too high as you will […]

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griddled Cypriot sausage (Sheftalia)

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Victoria sponge with a twist

There is nothing better on a Sunday evening than a mug of tea and a wedge of cake. Victoria sponge was always a regular attendee on our tea table every Sunday. The smell of freshly baked sponge, strawberry jam and cream oozing out the sides is unforgettable. My cupboards are full of homemade jams and […]

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Which coffee machine to buy?

I was never a big coffee drinker but when having guests it was always nice to fire up a few latte’s or espresso’s after dinner to wash down the petit fours. I have had de longhi, nespresso to mention just a few but now is the time to give the BOSCH a run for its […]

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