Archive | June, 2014

Crop Report Jun14

British We are in a period of excellent produce! No major changes again this week! Waiting for English Runners which will hopefully be not far away! English Marrows are looking good! We have seen the arrival of New Season Cornish Mids which are looking great, their flavour is amazing but need to be eaten right […]

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How to slice Grapes

So who hasn’t seen this genius idea on how to slice grapes? A very fidley job made easy! http://www.scarymommy.com/cut-grapes-in-half/  

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Amalfi Limoncello

A friend of mine just got engaged in Rome…sweet I know! However, it did remind me of my honeymoon on the Amalfi coast & where I fell in love with Limoncello. On my return to England I found it quite expensive to buy, so I thought I’d make my own. After some research I stumbled […]

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Spring has truly sprung!

Things are coming on nicely in the garden this year, with the bursts of heat and spurts of rain, everything is going to plan. My yellow and red raspberries I picked up while in holland have taken root and are producing some lovely fruit. These I didn’t get a sniff off, I put them into […]

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Taste of london

This week in regents park Taste of London comes to town with top chefs such as Mark Sergeant, Michael Roux jnr, Tom Kerridge and Nathan outlaw to name just a few were all here flaunting some of their top dishes. I haven’t been here in three years but when one of our key suppliers fresh […]

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Summer cooler drinks

Try these 2 summer coolers for a refreshing change. Pomegranate seeds Lime quarters Thinly sliced fresh ginger Sparkling water & lots of ice Or Summer berries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries Fresh mint leaves Sparkling water & lots of ice

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Summer Berry Parfait

Ok, so traditionally a parfait is a French frozen dessert, however I feel that a slightly lighter texture can be achieved by leaving it to chill in the fridge for a longer period of time. Try this recipe to see for yourselves. INGREDIENTS 1 Punnet of Strawberries halved 1 Punnet of Raspberries 55 g sugar […]

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Crop Report 2 Jun14

We have seen the arrival of New Season Cornish which are looking great, their flavour is amazing but need to be eaten right away! Gooseberries have suddenly flooded the market including Red ones! The rest of the produce remains fairly constant from last week! English Broccoli is in full swing! Along with English Peas and […]

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Caribbean food festival Birmingham

Head Chef of Maple House in Birmingham has been out and about sampling the delights of a Caribbean Food Festival in Birmingham. Here’s what Jen had to say. Last Saturday we went to caribbean food festival birmingham. Chamberlain Squares, two of Birmingham’s prime city centre venue the colourful, vibrant, and entertaining Caribbean Festival. Sponsored in […]

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Space monster cake

This time it was Pauls son who had a birthday and so Big Ron and Paul made this little monster.  

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