The Alchemy of Fruit & Sugar: One Punnet Raspberry Jam

The Alchemy of Fruit & Sugar: One Punnet Raspberry Jam

The Alchemy of Fruit & Sugar: One Punnet Raspberry Jam There is an alchemy when fruit and sugar are mixed together and boiled; the fruit is preserved, the flavour is intensified and the colour becomes jewel-like and vibrant…….and then in the midst of winter, a jar of ruby-red raspberry jam can be taken down from the… 

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Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu

Västerbottensost Paj

Västerbottensost Cheese and a Swedish Midsummer Menu Today, the 19th of June, is Swedish Midsummer……it marks the start of the summer holidays for most Swedes, as well as weekend of revelry, with Maypole dancing, singing, picking berries and flowers as well as enjoying food with family and friends, always outside, weather permitting.  By way of… 

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A Sultry Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad

Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad

A Sultry Summer Salad: Heirloom Tomato & Chive Flower Salad Summer has definitely arrived now, with long days of sunshine and fluffy white clouds sliding around azure blue skies……meals have been taken outside mostly – the barbecue has been dragged from its winter storage place, with a view to an abundance of al fresco grilling. My… 

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Secret Recipe Club: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower

Secret Recipe Club: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites Today is “Reveal Day” for Group D and the Secret Recipe Club: the Secret Recipe Club is a way to not only find but share new blogs. Each month, one member is assigned to another member from their group secretly (hence the name). That person selects a recipe (or more)… 

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Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures!

Crafted from 34 huge blocks of ice, using 3,400 litres of water, and containing the essential ingredients of classic pizzas suspended in its frozen walls, the Dr. Oetker Ristorante pizzeria has been created to showcase the freshness of frozen food.

Freshness Frozen, Edible Flower Ice Cubes and Ice Sculptures! Dr. Oetker Ristorante, are currently doing a “Freshness Frozen” campaign around the idea of locking in freshness in frozen food, which is often overlooked, despite being fresher than many fresh foods with preservatives. As part of their campaign, they launched an ice pizzeria in London a… 

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Braised Ruby Baby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Peas, Bacon and Crème Fraîche

Braised Ruby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Lardons, Peas and Creme Fraiche

Braised Ruby Baby Gem Lettuce with Spring Onions, Peas, Bacon and Crème Fraîche The lettuces sat provocatively amongst all the other spring greens and seasonal vegetables……some with frilly leaves, some with soft, buttery looking leaves and tender hearts. There were curly leaves, pointed leaves and then there were baby oak leaf lettuces, compact and tightly furled……sitting… 

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St Patrick’s Day Feast: Soda Bread, Ulster Fry & Salt Beef with Champ

Soda Bread

St Patrick’s Day Feast: Soda Bread, Ulster Fry & Salt Beef with Champ St Patrick’s Day is just under a week away now, and although I’m not Irish, I welcome the opportunity to cook Irish food for my friends and family. There’s something very honest and wholesome about traditional Irish fare, and so when Ocado contacted… 

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Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce

Whole Roasted Cauliflower in a Spicy Mexican Sauce I have been fascinated by the “whole roasted cauliflower” thing for a while now – yes, I DO realise that to many people that means “I need to get out more”, but, please hear me out! It’s just such a great idea, a sort of veggie roast if… 

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A Sunday Roast with Heston Blumenthal: Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Rosemary and Garlic

Oven Pride Roast Dinner

A Sunday Roast with Heston Blumenthal: Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Rosemary and Garlic I love a proper Sunday Roast dinner and I try to cook one for all my family (and friends) at least two or three times a month; so, when Oven Pride contacted me to ask if I would like to… 

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British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses

Where Our Food Comes From……. British Carrots: Sticky Roast Chantenay Carrot Medley with Pomegranate Molasses Welcome to a new series of posts called “Where Our Food Comes From”……..over the last few months I have been lucky enough to visit numerous factories, farms, orchards and food events where the focus has been all about home-grown British… 

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