Archive For The “Recipes” Category

Anne Willan with Women in the Kitchen

Anne Willan with Women in the Kitchen

Women in the Kitchen: Twelve Essential Cookbook Writers Who Defined the Way We Eat, from 1661 to Today Anne Willan is a culinary educator and something of an icon for food professionals both in Europe and the US. I first met Anne (well, OK, via the TV screen) when she appeared with Martha Stewart, that…

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Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 6   There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entrée of bell peppers stuffed with mushrooms, carrots, spinach, quinoa and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers.   Ingredients 1…

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A sparkling Brockmans Summer Cocktail

A sparkling Brockmans Summer Cocktail

Gin and Roses The two drinks which perhaps we most associate with a British summer are gin and rosé wine. This cocktail recipe from Brockmans Gin is a marriage made in heaven as it combines both of these favourite tipples in a crisp, cold, sensuous cocktail. This 40% ABV English gin is aromatic and intriguing….

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Burpee Okra

Burpee Okra

The Burpee Europe team know that despite being widely used in Asian restaurants across Europe, Okra is not widely grown, mainly because suitable varieties have not been available for glasshouse or plastic tunnel production.Testing in multiple Northern Europe locations has shown Burpee’s new ‘Super Bhindi’ to be an excellent performer. The medium vigorous, well-branched plants grow…

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Lapsang Souchong Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart – recipe

Lapsang Souchong Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart – recipe

This Mustard, Cheese and Red Onion Meringue Tart makes use of a mustard made with tea! It was the Portuguese Princess Catherine who, in 1662, brought Lapsang Souchong tea to England. Her passion for Lapsang Souchong helped to promote the tea in her new home, where the drink became fashionable. The East India Company’s Lapsang…

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Spiced mango chutney

Spiced mango chutney

From Sainsbury’s Fantastically quick and easy homemade mango chutney.   Serves: 6 Preparation time: 10 Minutes Cooking time: 25 Minutes   Ingredients 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon dried chilli flakes 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 medium mangoes, peeled and cut in small chunks 3 tablespoons…

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Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories

One may not recognise the author, Fanny Singer, but any food lover will know of her mum, Alice Waters. Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes and Stories is a soft and charming memoir offering an intimate view of a celebrated chef. Alice Waters is an American chef and restaurateur and the owner of Chez Panisse, a…

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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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