Category: Food

Christmas recipes-Goose breast with goose leg sausage roll

Goose breast with goose leg sausage roll, kale and cranberry relish by Marcus Wareing The underrated goose makes a luxurious centrepiece to a Christmas Day roast, and Marcus Wareing skilfully prepares the bird and serves with some suitably classy accompaniments. The goose sausage roll is a particular highlight - guaranteed to provide a talking point at the table. A good butcher should be happy to provide the specific elements, such as minced leg meat. 1 To begin, soak the dried...Read more

Spiced Pickled Peaches

2015-12-09 17:28:38

Spiced Pickled Peaches Delicious with cold meats on Boxing Day - especially gammon Ingredients Allspice Berries, whole 1 tsp Vinegar, Cider 10 fl oz300 ml Peaches 2lb1 kg Sugar, Demerara 14 oz400 g Ginger, Fresh Root, finger sized , Peeled and shredded 1 oz25 g Cinnamon Stick 0.5 each Cloves, whole 1 tsp Method First peel the peaches - put them into a large jug or bowl and pour over boiling water. Remove into a colander then peel carefully Put...Read more

Luscious and velvety, nothing beats home-made lemon curd

Lemon Curd Luscious and velvety, nothing beats home-made lemon curd Ingredients Caster Sugar 3 oz75 g Lemon 1 each Butter , Salted or unsalted, cut into small cubes 2 oz50 g Eggs , Large free range 2 each Method Place the sugar into a bowl and grate the zest of the lemon onto the sugar Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl, squeeze the juice of the lemon and add to the eggs, mix thoroughly Pour the egg mixture...Read more

Mmmm Chocolate Daleks

2015-11-24 16:06:47

To add to their beautiful range of geeky chocolate including the pictured Dr. Who pieces, A Little Piece & Love have created a beautiful Dalek inspired dress for The Salon Du Chocolat last month. As expected, the dress received a lot of attention and was a huge success, with the BBC even sending a real size Dalek for a photo shoot. The dress was dreamt up & designed by Claire Smith, founder of social enterprise A Little Piece & Love,...Read more

Apple stacks with red wine caramel sauce and honey madeleines

2015-11-23 19:50:25

Baked Pink Lady® apple stacks with red wine caramel sauce and honey madeleines Ingredients 4 - Pink Lady apples 250g - Butter 160mls - Apple juice 50g - Demarara sugar 150mls - Muscat wine 150g - Black or red grapes 125g - Fresh rasberries 100g - Ground almonds 150g - Icing sugar 80g - Plain flour 1 - Teaspoon baking powder 7 - Egg whites 100g - Butter 3 - Tablespoons of honey Full preparation Madeleines: Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/gas...Read more

Visit Scotland Taste Our Best award

A Highland seafood restaurant which sources its mussels from Shetland and scallops from the Isle of Harris, has become the latest foodie pearl in Inverness to scoop an industry award. River House restaurant, on the banks of the picturesque River Ness, is the first standalone restaurant in Inverness city centre to receive a VisitScotland Taste Our Best award. Chef proprietor Alfie Little has gone to great lengths to source food and drink from all over Scotland, to ensure ingredients are...Read more


Fatoush light lunch or supper This crisp crunchy Lebanese salad tossed with a tangy lemon and sumac dressing is traditionally made with toasted pitta breads, but broken tortilla chips taste even better. Prep: 15 minutes Serves 4 1/2 iceberg lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces ½ cucumber, partly peeled, quartered, deseeded, sliced 110 g (4 oz) trimmed radishes, thinly sliced 1 green pepper, halved, deseeded, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 3 spring onions, thinly sliced 15 g (1/2 oz) flat leafed parsley,...Read more

Manomasa Sliders

Manomasa Sliders Makes 10 • 500g minced beef • 4 spring onions, finely sliced • 3 tbsp. Fresh coriander, chopped • 1 medium egg, beaten • 2 bags of Manomasa Manchego & Green Olive tortilla chips, crushed • 1 tbsp. oil • 4 slices of cheese • 10 slider buns • Lettuce, Sliced tomatoes to serve Place the mince in a large bowl then add the spring onions, coriander and egg, stir well to mix. Now mix in the crushed...Read more

Minted Beetroot and Feta Dip

Minted Beetroot and Feta Dip Starter or snack If you have a food processor or stick blender this vibrant coloured dip can be blitzed together in minutes. Beetroot is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, energy boosting natural sugars and body building protein, no wonder it is regarded as a superfood. Prep 15 minutes Serves 4 250 g (9 oz) pack cooked beetroot in natural juices 11/2 teaspoons harissa spice paste 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground...Read more

Manomasa Fish Tacos

Manomasa Fish Tacos Makes about 12 • 150g Tomatillo SalsaManomasa chips, plus extra to serve • 250g firm white fish • 40g plain flour • 1 large egg beaten • Oil for deep frying • Red & white cabbage finely shredded to serve • Lime wedges Crush the Manomasa chips and place in a freezer bag. Slice the fish thinly before dusting lightly with plain flour. Dip each piece in the beaten egg before coating with the crushed chips by...Read more