Archive | January, 2015

National Yorkshire pudding day

National Yorkshire pudding day is Sunday 1st February, this recipe should be made at least 8 hrs in advance so let’s get you started for your mise en place for Sunday lunch. 4 eggs medium size 4oz Plain flour 1/2 Pint of full fat milk Salt and pepper Beef dripping Tip your flour into a bowl, […]

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Crop Report

  January is slowly slip-ping away and we are now searching for the best of winter fare. Forced Rhubarb is at its best now and the cold weather will help the cause as without it, it can’t grow! Pale Champagne colour and its amazing health benefits combine for a wonderful winter treat! Red & Green […]

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using a leek without any wastage

Just thought I would show you what you can get out of a leak without any wastage , First of all I cut the top edge and bottom edge and discard, then the dark green bit wash and put in plastic for another day which I attend to use for a stock or trivit, Next the lower dark […]

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something a bit different

I got a R revolution  kit for christmas which i have started playing with, you can do all sorts of things, ie making flavoured caviar balls. flavoured foams and even yoghurt spheres which are liquid on the inside but have a solid exterior,and with the sphere you can place a little fruit inside which floats around  it’s actually amazing […]

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Soho Food Tour

London is undeniably one of the world’s best dining destinations. Soho and the West End not only have a great range of restaurants to satisfy any culinary craving but also are often hot beds for the exciting and innovative concepts that take the market by force. The area is a dynamic cross-section of the trends […]

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Cullen Skink

Ingredients: 450g (1lb) smooth potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 25g (1oz) Butter 1 Onion, finely chopped 1 leek, finely chopped 450g (1lb) Undyed smoked haddock, skinned 300ml (½pt) Boiling water 425ml (1pt) Milk 3 tbsp Double cream Salt & freshly ground pepper Fresh chives to serve Method: Cook the smooth potatoes in a pan of lightly salted boiling […]

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Power house green smoothie

Christmas has come and gone and all I see are a these nutri bullet things pumping out vitamin enriched drinks. In my opinion this is just another piece of kit that will end up in your cupboard in a few months. If you have a stick blender, or a food blender they are just as […]

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Rocky Road

Ever eaten something and wondered if it would be hard or even to time consuming to replicate? Here’s one for rocky road, everyone loves it, who doesn’t love chocolate and marshmallows? It’s also one that people perceive as difficult to make, but I guarantee it’s not and it won’t take you all day either…. 100G […]

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Burns night idea’s

Burns night is fast aproaching us and you want some idea’s to wow your party guests. Here our very own Chef Big Al demonstrates how to prepare a fresh scallop. Keep posted to the blog for more idea’s for both food and drink! Scallops are my favourite of all seafood, when prepared and cooked properly […]

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Move over kale – we’re all eating ‘kalettes’ now

This article appeared in the Telegraph today. Has anyone tried it yet? It’s for sale at Borough market @tedsveg1 I will keep you posted I’m hoping to have some with my roast on Sunday. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinknews/11354807/Move-over-kale-were-all-eating-kalettes-now.html A British-bred cross between Brussels sprouts and kale, the kalette is making waves in the US Kalettes, a new hybrid […]

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