Win a “Discover the Origin” Hamper
Ham, Wine, Port & Cheese
I don’t know about you, but I love the products promoted by Discover the Origin – I use them a lot in my day-to-day cooking and I particularity love the quality guaranteed in all of them. Discover the Origin is a campaign financed with aid from the European Union, Italy, France and Portugal to promote five key European products: Bourgogne Wines, Parma Ham, Douro Wines, ParmigianoReggiano Cheese and Port, all ingredients and products that are popular in my kitchen. So when Discover the Origin asked if I would like to offer one of their wonderful hampers as a giveaway on Lavender and Lovage, I jumped at the chance to share this amazing prize with all of my loyal readers. The hamper comprises:
One bottle each of Bourgogne Wine,
along with a selection of Parma Ham
and Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
Products with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status are guaranteed to have been produced within specific geographic locations, using traditional techniques, and have passed stringent quality tests. The red and gold PDO logo is stamped on the packaging of products with this accolade, so you know that what you’re putting in your trolley is of consistently high quality every time you buy it, and that’s why I prefer to buy these approved products and ingredients. All the products in the Discover the Origin campaign carry this mark of quality.
As part of my giveaway, I am happy to share a couple of recipes with you. from the Discover the Origins site! I have shared a couple of summer recipes using some of these fabulous products below.
Stuffed with Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Rocket and Parma ham and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese shavings. Wine suggestion: White Bourgogne (such as a Macon Villages / Bourgogne Chardonnay or a Petit Chablis).
4 large ciabattas
2 Buffalo mozzarella, ripped into small pieces
1 pack of cherry tomatoes
1 packet rocket
10 slices of Parma ham
Salt and pepper
Cut the ciabatta’s lengthways and fill with all the filling ingredients, however way you see fit!
If you want roasted cherry tomatoes, roast in the oven for about 20 minutes at 180c, drizzled in olive oil.
Season the sandwich and drizzle with olive oil. Add a squeeze of honey for a sweet finish.
A salad of caramelised peach with rocket, Wensleydale cheese and Parma Ham with sourdough croutons
by Peter Sidwell
Wine Suggestion: Saint Veran, White Bourgogne.
200g rocket leaf
100g Wensleydale cheese
8 slices of Parma Ham
100g of sourdough or a baguette
30ml olive oil
15ml white wine vinegar
1 handful of basil leaves
Cut the bread into chunks and wrap the ham around the bread and place them onto a baking tray
Drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in the oven at 180c for 12-15 minutes
The ham will crisp up and the flavour will soak into the bread to create a wonderful texture and flavour in the salad
Cut the peaches in half and remove the stone, then heat a non-stick frying pan
Place the peaches cut side down into the pan and cook without moving them for five to six minutes to allow them to caramelise, then remove from the heat and leave to cool
Place the peaches and ham croutons onto a large plate
Top with the rocket and basil leaves
Crumble the Wensleydale cheese over the salad
Mix the white wine vinegar and olive oil together to make a light dressing and drizzle over the salad
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3. Closing Date: 19th September 2014
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