Archive | April, 2014

Tangy Tomato Relish

We have got our hands on some British heirloom tomatoes from our supplier Fresh Direct, this prompted me to adjust my relish recipe to sit along side your freshly made Spiced Lemon Chutney for your summer BBQ. This recipe will sit nicely with any meat you choose to put it with, its amazingly versatile. Ingredients […]

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Birthday celebration cake

I was always ‘ok’ at baking cakes and desserts but when i asked my son what type of cake he would like for his birthday i began to sweat with worry! He said in an excited voice,  “i would like GUP A with Barnacles and Kwazii please’ , i was errrr emmmmmm yeah, sure! Even though i had no […]

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Toasted sesame crusted tuna, mooli and sweet pickle

This little canape recipe was developed from a Szechuan tuna dish I used to cook at a little restaurant in Reigate. Instead of using the over Szechuan I’ve use toasted, powdered sesame seeds, it’s a simple dish to execute and a crowd pleaser so please have a go and post comments to let us know […]

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National Gardening week at RHS Wisley, Maximum flavour, minimum labour!

Spring is in full swing and one of my favourite haunts is The Royal Horticultural Society in Wisley. A couiple of weeks ago was the National Gardening Week (14 – 20 April). Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, you can get advice and ideas for your garden. Among the many highlights were talks […]

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Vietnamese rolls

I wanted a healthier option to use the 2 fillet steaks I was given for Easter, (beats a chocolate egg). I still need more practice in the art of rolling but after a couple of attempts using different water temperatures I eventually managed to get them together. I fried the steaks on a high heat […]

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Hayley’s Chocolate Fondant

Easter means lots of cooking (for me, anyway!). Yesterday I made some Easter cup cakes for my niece and nephew (which are so easy to make I wont include the recipe!) and Chocolate Fondant for the adults. These are really easy to make and so deliciously gooey and chocolatey. Ingredients (makes 4) 125g butter, plus extra […]

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Spiced Lemon Chutney

As the summer is fast approaching I thought you’d all like to have a go at this. A very tangy chutney perfect for grilled or BBQ’d fish. For the more adventurous among you, try popping it on some of your favourite cheese! Ingredients 1kg lemons 500g onions, peeled and sliced 500g sultanas about 1 litre […]

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Hayley’s Chickpea Coated King Prawns with Chilli & Coriander

I recently went on holiday to Egypt and tried some King Prawns fried in a Chickpea batter infused with Indian spices. It was the best batter I have ever tasted and since being home, I have been perfecting the recipe! Ingredients (Serves 2 as a starter) 6. Uncooked King Prawns 1/2 tspn Garam Masala 1/2 […]

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Eat your 7 a day!

Stilton & Asparagus Frittata Here’s a frittata recipe which when served with the salad had the grand total of 8 vegetables included. Radish Cherry tomatoes Celery Spring Onion Spinach Asparagus Potato Red Pepper I made an easy salsa salad to accompany the frittata using radish, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced celery and chopped spring onion. Chop […]

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Nearly a Nicoise

This is a nice healthy roasted salmon dish using spring asparagus which as my title says is nearly a nicoise. 1 peice of salmon fillet. Ask in the supermarket for the ready to roast bag where they add a knob of flavoured butter and a lemon slice. I roasted the salmon in the bag at 200 […]

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