Category: Food

UK wine industry crowns the winners of the inaugural UK Wine Awards

2017-08-08 18:11:10

The Hotel du Vin & Bistro Wimbledon, in Cannizaro Park was the beautiful setting for the first ever UK Wine Awards luncheon and presentation on Wednesday 19th July. Major sponsors, Country Life, Hotel du Vin and Waitrose gathered with English and Welsh wine producers, judges, journalists and key members and supporters of the UK wine industry to celebrate and to congratulate the medal and trophy-winners. Following the unveiling of the award winners during English Wine Week in May, with Hampshire’s...Read more

Asparagus and Sweet Potato Hash with Avocado and Egg

2017-07-23 12:08:57

Serves: 2 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes You’ll need 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into small chunks 1 bunch British asparagus, spears halved 3tbsp olive oil 1 shallot, finely sliced 2 handfuls of sweet corn, frozen is fine 1 tsp garlic granules 1 tbsp sliced jalapeno peppers from a jar (optional) 1 avocado, sliced 1 lime 2 eggs What to do Boil a kettle and fill a saucepan with the hot water. Add the potato chunks...Read more

California Prune, Blackberry and Apple Smoothie

Prune It is a healthy eating campaign designed to educate consumers to understand the role that California Prunes can play in helping to help reduce the fat and sugar content across a wide range of recipes. When blended into a puree, prunes offer a useful fat replacer in cooking by adding fat-like (but fat-free) characteristics that also work to enhance the flavours in both sweet and savoury dishes. In addition, the naturally occurring sugars present in California Prunes can also...Read more

Cardamom strawberries

2017-06-14 15:51:49

Cardamom strawberries Shaun Hill's cardamom strawberries recipe represents a magnificent way to spice up this summer ingredient. Serve alongside ice cream, a summer dessert, or simply on their own with a dollop of cream. Ingredients 1 punnet of strawberries, hulled and halved 1 orange, juiced 1 tsp cardamom seeds 1 tbsp of caster sugar 1 tbsp of honey Add the strawberries to a heatproof bowl and set aside 1 punnet of strawberries, hulled and halved 2 Add the orange juice,...Read more

Where do Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon visit on ‘ The Trip to Spain’?

Fans of the midlife crisis, culinary road trip comedy genre (with a few Mick Jagger impersonations to boot) have not been disappointed with the brilliant, sometimes cringingly funny third installment of the ‘ The Trip to ..’ series. Starring, the now over 50s team of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, the artists are reunited on ‘The Trip to Spain’ (Sky Atlantic) After their previous outings, visiting the Lake District and Italy (shown on the BBC) this series has them visiting...Read more

British Asparagus, Ricotta & Pancetta Pizza

2017-05-02 10:47:26

British asparagus, ricotta & pancetta pizza Serves: 2 medium pizzas, serving 4 each Preparation time: 25 minutes plus proving Cooking time: 15 minutes You’ll need for the dough 250ml tepid water 1 teaspoon caster sugar 1 x 7g sachet easy blend dried yeast 300g strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 1 heaped teaspoon flaked sea salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil for greasing for the topping 1 tbl olive oil 1 clove of good hard garlic (no...Read more

Pumpkin and Carrot Pie

2017-04-02 18:45:32

Ingredients Serves 6 250g (9oz) Whole Lotta Loaf - breadcrumbs 200ml orange juice 2 oranges – zest only 2 carrots - grated 200g (7oz) tinned pumpkin puree 250g (9oz) brown sugar 4 eggs - beaten 50g (2oz) pumpkin seeds Crème fraiche What you'll need Food processor Pastry tin How to make 1. Cut the bread into chunks and place in a food processor. Blend into a fine breadcrumb mixture. 2. In a large bowl, mix the orange juice, orange zest,...Read more

Perfect banana pancakes

2017-02-28 14:18:07

Perfect banana pancakes by Sally Abé Ingredients Banana pancakes 135g of self-raising flour 35g of caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1 egg 130ml of milk 35g of butter, melted 2 bananas, roughly mashed 1 pinch of salt 1 Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl 2 In a separate bowl mix the egg with the milk, melted butter and bananas 3 Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. A few lumps here...Read more

Cauliflower, California Prune & Cashew Nut Curry

2017-02-17 11:52:29

Cauliflower, California Prune & Cashew Nut Curry Ingredients 3 carrots, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 275g pumpkin (or butternut squash) peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 3 parsnips, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces 1 large, red onion, peeled and cut into wedges 1tbsp olive oil 1tsp cumin seeds 2tsp Thai green curry paste 400g can coconut milk 200g chestnut mushrooms, quartered 125g California Prunes 75g curly kale, chopped Instructions Heat the oil in a wok or large pan...Read more

Artisan bread making with Peter Reinhart

2017-01-21 14:17:49

Sometimes it's the simple meals that are the most delicious,hard to beat the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread? Do you find on trips to the Mediterranean, dipping those delicious breads into the olive oil or Aioli is the perfect way to enjoy a glass of red wine or an icy cold beer? If you're a keen bread maker or even a total novice this on-line video course will be of interest. Join Peter Reinhart, baking instructor at Johnson &...Read more