Category: Food

Navarin of Lamb with California Prunes

2016-07-13 13:31:49

ROSEMARY SHRAGER’S NAVARIN OF LAMB WITH CALIFORNIA PRUNES Ingredients: Serves 6 • 1 shoulder of lamb, weighing about 2kg • 1 large onion • 60g butter • 4 cloves garlic, chopped • 8 small turnips, peeled and quartered • (halved if they are very small) • ½ bottle of red wine • 4 sprigs thyme • 4 bay leaves • 2 tbs tomato purée • 800ml stock • 1 tbs plain flour • 1 dsp dark brown sugar • 20...Read more

Picnic recipes-Duo ‘nduja bruschetta

2016-06-27 16:47:19

Duo 'nduja bruschetta by Marcello Tully Marcello Tully calls on the spicy virtues of 'nduja to create a pair of tasty bruschetta recipes: one with rich and flavoursome mushrooms, the other with tangy goats cheese. Serve these as a fiery starter, a punchy party snack, or alongside stews or soup. 1 Start on the mushroom and 'nduja bruschetta. Preheat the oven to 200ºC/gas mark 6. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sweat...Read more

Over 50s -Healthy breakfasts

2016-06-17 14:23:08

Over 50s -Healthy breakfasts Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these simple breakfasts designed to whet the appetite of even the most habitual breakfast skipper. Not hungry first thing in the morning? Pushed for time? Trying to lose weight? These calorie-counted treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure of breakfast.From energy-boosting "apple pie" porridge and protein-packed scrambled eggs, to a nutrient-rich green smoothie and granola bars, there's something for everyone. "Creating the habit of eating in the...Read more

Grilled Pepper Panzanella

2016-06-07 18:48:27

Ingredients Serves 6 3 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers (or a mix) – quarters 400g (14oz) Cranks Whole Lotta Loaf - cubed 340g (12oz) feta cheese - coarsely crumbled 2 cups cherry tomatoes - halved 1 small red onion - diced ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil - brushing 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 medium clove garlic, crushed Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper What you'll need Food processor Pastry tin 5How to...Read more

English Wine Week-where to imbibe

2016-05-30 12:23:01

Wine lovers please be aware it’s that time of the year again- English Wine Week (English Wine Week 2016 will take place between Saturday 28th May - Sunday 5th June). Over the Week, vineyards and outlets across the country will be highlighting English wines; including offering an opportunity to taste and get to know English wines better. English Wine Week sounds like the perfect excuse (as if we need one!)to learn more about the fabulous wines we produce in England...Read more

One-Pot Honey Rosemary Chicken & Vegetables

2016-05-24 12:11:19

One-Pot Honey Rosemary Chicken & Vegetables Cook time 30 mins Total time 30 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients 4 small chicken breasts 1 Tbsp honey ½ lemon 1 Tbsp chopped rosemary ½ tsp fresh crushed garlic 4 cups vegetables of choice Instructions Begin cooking the chicken breasts over medium heat. While the chicken is cooking, mix together the honey, freshly squeezed lemon, rosemary, and garlic to create the glaze. When the chicken is about ¾ of the way cooked, pour ½...Read more

Rosemary Shrager’s rich California prune and fruit loaf

2016-05-22 20:03:23

Rosemary Shrager's rich California prune and fruit loaf Ingredients: • 460g strong flour • 1/8 tsp salt • 60g butter • 60g sugar • 2 eggs • 1 egg-yolk • 100-200 ml water • 42g fresh yeast • 500g CaliforniaPrunes diced • 110g walnuts, chopped • 30g ginger stem, chopped • 700gsultanas steeped overnight in water • 1 dessertspoon glycerine (optional to increase shelf life &moisture) Instructions: Oven 220°C Put the flour in a bowl, rub the butter in to...Read more

Mackerel & lentil salad

2016-05-04 19:25:58

Smoked mackerel is rich and salty, so needs the freshness of apple, cucumber and apple cider vinegar to counterbalance it. Here, we've tumbled it through protein-rich lentils and a dill yoghurt for a flavoursome and healthy mid-week omega-3 fix. 1 Rinse the lentils in a sieve under cold running water Once rinsed, add them to a medium pot with 500ml (1L) water Bring to the boil on a high heat Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium and continue to...Read more

The-Boomers movie & wine night

2016-04-26 20:24:16

The-Boomers movie & wine night In an innovative section (we’d like to think!), we thought we coalesce two of our much-loved indulgences; Movie’s & Wine. Here our resident wine expert (having completed the Christie’s wine course- and still standing!) suggests a bottle to uncork whilst enjoying a few of the latest DVD releases. The movie: The Intern Robert DeNiro stars alongside Anne Hathaway in this delightful comedy. DeNiro plays 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker who after retiring discovers it’s not all...Read more

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer

Switch Diets In Middle-Age To Live Longer If you know your diet could be better, here’s an incentive to help you focus on improvements. Research from King’s College, London, shows that switching to a healthier diet can reduce your risk of a heart attack or a stroke by almost a third – even when changes are made after middle-age. The randomised controlled trial involved 165 healthy, non-smokers aged 40 plus. Half were assigned to an ideal diet that met all...Read more