Archive | July, 2014

quick chilli, lime leaf and ginger sauce

Quick Chilli, lime leaf and ginger sauce   100g red chilli 2 shallots 6 lime leafs 25g fresh ginger Coriander seeds Little sugar   Roughly chop the chilli, ginger, onion, garlic and lime leafs Crush the coriander seeds In a hot pan sauté the above off, add half a pint of water and 4 tablespoons […]

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Ottolenghi Islington

It’s the first time for both myself and Franck to try this eatery in Islington from the celebrated chef Yotam Ottolenghi. The display of salads upon entering the restaurant and deli was spectacular. The salads were imaginative and colourful as well as seasonal and fairly simple. We will be taking our chefs here at some […]

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Homegrown Friends for dinner

Being on annual leave gives me the time to get some friends over for a bit of scran. Friends Louise and David threw down the gauntlet about 6 months ago by treating us to a splendid dining experience so this was my chance to return the favour. The garden is bursting with fruit and vegetables […]

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thyme roasted aubergine with sauted exotic mushrooms, sun blushed tomatoes and feta

Thyme roasted aubergine, filled with sautéed exotic mushrooms, sun blushed tomatoes and fresh herbs finished with crumbled feta   100g sunblush tomatoes 500g wild exotic mushrooms 1 large onion 2 cloves garlic Thyme Rosemary Olive oil 200g crumbled feta 2 aubergines   Line a baking sheet with grease proof , season the tray with plenty […]

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BBQ Salmon

With all this warm weather and lots of BBQ’s it was a lovely change and treat to have this wonderful Salmon to BBQ. This is a simple way to cook the fish and it’s size shouldn’t put you off. This Salmon weighed 2.8kg and to prepare it all I did was seasoned both the inside […]

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Smoked salmon, pea & dill short crust pastry tart.

  1pkt x ready to roll short crust pastry 300g x smoked salmon 250g x pea’s (frozen, then defrosted is what I used) ½ bunch x spring onions ½ bunch x dill 3 x eggs 1 x egg yolk 350ml x crème fraiche 300ml x double cream Salt & pepper   Method   Roll out […]

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Executive Bento lunch etc.venues

As it’s summer and the temperature continues to rise our menu’s also change at #155Bishopsgate . This calls for lighter food with the addition of protein , nuts and seeds. Bursting with flavour and a great source of energy, what better way to eat at lunch? Carrot, apple, lime and celery cress salad. Watermelon, feta, […]

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Crop Reports Jul14

    NEW SEASON & BRITISH   The early season Opal Plums are now available, Victoria’s to follow later in the Month. English Cherries remain good! Most other products remain consistent from last week. English Broccoli and Cauliflower in great condition. Black Cabbage on the market and looking fresh! English Runner Beans are now abundant […]

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The Albion

Looking for some inspiration and ideas to upgrade our current breakfast offering we popped along to the Albion bakery and food store in Shoreditch. A rustic cafe/restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere and a deli at the back full of delights. After a nosey around the deli we take our seats to have a look at […]

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Applecross Inn

This Inn is a gem of a place which can be accessed via the A896 a 55km main route through the mountain terrain of NW Scotland between Strathcarron and Kinlochewe, via Shieldaig. Much of the route is single track with passing places. A pretty spectacular drive in the right weather, unfortunately the day we visited Applecross we found ourselves in […]

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