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Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart with Burpee Europe

Goat’s Cheese and Tomato Tart, pea shoots, fresh herbs and balsamic reduction is the full name of this delicious summery recipe from the collaboration between Burpee Europe and Valerie Hamelin, Chef Consultant Serves 4 people Ingredients: 1 pre-rolled puff pastry sheet 2 or 3 large tomatoes (e.g ‘Big Daddy’ or ‘Big Pink’ or ‘Big Mama’…

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Brockmans Tom Collins

Brockmans Tom Collins

Make-at-home cocktails: Sometimes, tradition is best. This is one of those times. If you’re having cocktails at home, shake up this smooth and elegant Tom Collins cocktail. Made with Brockmans Gin, the super-premium gin with notes of blueberries, blackberries and bitter-sweet orange peel, this cocktail is quick to create and needs ingredients you may already…

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Pretty Princess – Sake Cocktail from Hakushika

Pretty Princess – Sake Cocktail from Hakushika

Pretty Princess is a Sake Cocktail from Hakushika in Japan. Calpis is a drink that one can find in Japanese speciality shops. Glass: Cocktail glass Garnish: Improvise Ingredients: ・HAKUSHIKA Sake 30ml ・Peach liqueur (Peachtree) 15ml ・Cranberry juice 15ml ・Calpis (undiluted) 10ml Method: (shake) Shake all ingredients gently in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a sugar rimmed cocktail…

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Tropical Cinnamon Leaf Log – recipe

Tropical Cinnamon Leaf Log – recipe

Tropical Cinnamon Leaf Log is perhaps the ultimate sophisticated adult Rocky Road. The recipe replaces the cookie bits and marshmallows with dried exotic fruits. One could vary the proportions of these that I have suggested and even change a few. Dried cherries would work well, as would candied orange peel. Ingredients for Tropical Cinnamon Leaf…

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Burpee cooks Gnocchi

Burpee cooks Gnocchi

Happy #NationalVegetarianWeek and this recipe from Burpee Seeds Europe is the perfect way to celebrate! Pan-Fried Potato Gnocchi, Sautéed Honeycomb Tomatoes and Spinach (devised by Valerie Hamelin Chef Consultant) is the latest recipe from Burpee Europe. They support gardeners with their seeds to allow all of us to grow a little closer to our food….

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Pasta Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

Pasta Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette

Its early summer and we crave lighter foods. Burpee Europe have seeds for peppers so one can have delicious veggies with no food miles. Recipe written for Burpee Europe by Valerie Hamelin. Pasta Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette A light meal on its own, or a tasty side dish.Ingredients:225g Penne pasta or your favourite pasta shape.240ml…

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The Brockmans Bramble for a Stay-at-Home Zoom ‘Party’

The Brockmans Bramble for a Stay-at-Home Zoom ‘Party’

With the aim of raising our spirits during this difficult time, Brockmans Gin brings the next in its series of easy to create, stay-at-home cocktails: the Brockmans Bramble. Brockmans has released a video showing just how to create a perfect version of this classic cocktail hosted by Brockmans’ Brand Ambassador, Mike:  https://www.instagram.com/tv/B-zp81Di9HM You may just…

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Heck for the young at heart

Heck for the young at heart

We have just had a little hint of summer and it looks like it’s time to dust off the BBQ. With lockdown it’s probable that we will spend more time grilling for our isolated family unit, so it’s important that we have the opportunity to ring the changes and keep everybody happy. That’s where Heck…

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Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette, Red Pepper & Feta Muffins

Courgette and Peppers to Tickle the Taste Buds from Burpee Seeds Europe Not only does growing your own bring you a sense of achievement and wellbeing, but vegetables also keep much more of their vitamins when eaten quickly after harvesting. The courgette and pepper below are the perfect additions to a superb recipe (at the…

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The NEW Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ & Delicious Recipe

The NEW Tomato ‘Honeycomb’ & Delicious Recipe

We have already told you about Tomato ‘Honeycomb’, the amazingly new innovative variety which is new for 2020 from Burpee Europe.  But we haven’t told you yet how to use this in a delicious recipe!  Due to the high Brix level combined with a superb aroma, ‘Honeycomb’ has a sweetness which lingers on your tongue,…

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Burpee Feta Pie with Squash

Burpee Feta Pie with Squash

There is nothing that shows affection more than a delicious home-cooked meal, and if some of the ingredients have also been homegrown…this will surely earn brownie points in the garden and kitchen! Burpee Europe breeds the perfect varieties with which a whole array of recipes can be achieved, one of which is the gorgeous Squash…

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From Pot to Plate with Burpee Toms

From Pot to Plate with Burpee Toms

We all want to eat better, and saving some money would be a bonus. So how can we do both? Growing your own fruit and veg is a simple way of achieving those targets, and its fun, too! Having little space is no excuse for not growing a few delicious crops. There are varieties which…

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White Chocolate Coconut Truffles – recipe

White Chocolate Coconut Truffles – recipe

These White Chocolate Coconut Truffles are delicious and a bit different from the usual dark chocolate truffles to follow a fine dinner. A tray of both would be rather smart, though. For Christmas a garnish of dried cranberries would be beautiful. For Easter perhaps top with an edible violet. The coconut element makes these a…

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Brockmans Frosé for Valentines Day

Brockmans Frosé for Valentines Day

Brockmans Gin – in the pink for Valentine’s Day When love is in the air, a cocktail should be in your hand.  Darkly seductive Brockmans Gin, the gin like no other, is famed for its blueberry and blackberry notes. For Valentine’s Day,   pour some of this delicious spirit from its black bottle and create some…

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Wild and Game for Valentine’s

Wild and Game for Valentine’s

No sooner has Christmas finished than it’s Valentine’s Day. Chocolates, flowers and even a diamond or two are all acceptable gifts, but how’s about dinner for two with a touch of the exotic? Wild and Game for Valentine’s could be the solution. Bastilla is a unique pie from Morocco. It’s traditionally made with pigeon, and…

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White Mountain – Hakushika Sake Cocktail

White Mountain – Hakushika Sake Cocktail

White Mountain – Hakushika Sake Cocktail is another delicious Japanese cocktail. Glass: Cocktail glass or Old-fashioned glass Garnish: Lime wedge or mint leaf Ingredients: ・HAKUSHIKA Sake 30ml ・Peach liqueur (Peachtree) 20ml ・Fresh lime juice 10ml Method A: (shake) In a cocktail shaker, mix all ingredients and shake gently with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with…

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Pimenton Roasted Chickpeas

Pimenton Roasted Chickpeas

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 24 The salty, naturally creamy flavor of these addictive snacks is wonderful served with beer or sparkling wine. They also make a good substitute for croutons on a salad. Ingredients with an asterisk (*) are available as Whole Foods Market Brands. Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained…

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Brockmans Cosmopolitan for Valentines Day

Brockmans Cosmopolitan for Valentines Day

Brockmans Gin – in the pink for Valentine’s Day When love is in the air, a cocktail should be in your hand.  Darkly seductive Brockmans Gin, the gin like no other, is famed for its blueberry and blackberry notes. For Valentine’s Day,   pour some of this delicious spirit from its black bottle and create some…

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Pea, Salted Yoghurt and Mint Salad

Pea, Salted Yoghurt and Mint Salad

From BBC Food   Throw these ingredients together as a last-minute quick warm salad, or cook the peas in advance and refresh.   Ingredients 200g/7oz peas, out of their pods 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, peeled, finely chopped ½ lemon, juice only ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil sea…

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Pea Gnudi

Pea Gnudi

From BBC Food   Try this stripped down ravioli recipe by Simon Rimmer – classic gnudi is ravioli without the pasta casing.   Ingredients 225g/8oz peas, cooked, cooled, roughly chopped 500g/1lb 2oz ricotta, drained 1 tbsp freshly chopped mint 100g/3½oz parmesan 500g/1lb 2oz fine semolina extra virgin olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper…

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