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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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Autumn Moon – Hakushika Sake Cocktail

Autumn Moon – Hakushika Sake Cocktail

Autumn Moon is another delicious Hakushika Sake Cocktail Glass: Cocktail glass Garnish: Lime wedge or lime peel Ingredients: ・HAKUSHIKA Sake 30ml ・Cassis liqueur 15ml ・Fresh lime juice 15ml Method: (shake) Fill all ingredients into a cocktail shaker and mix gently with ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge or lime peel and serve….

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Pan-fried Leeks with Sprouts, Whole Chestnuts & Sage

Pan-fried Leeks with Sprouts, Whole Chestnuts & Sage

From Sainsbury’s   Bring out the natural nutty flavour of sprouts with whole chestnuts, leeks and earthy sage.   Serves: 8 Preparation time: 5 Minutes Cooking time: 12 Minutes   Ingredients: 25g unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 10g fresh sage leaves, shredded, reserving 4 whole leaves to garnish 500g leeks, sliced thickly on the…

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Parsnips with Cumin

Parsnips with Cumin

From BBC Food   If you’re a fan of parsnips, you’ll love this side dish, which adds a heady edge to the natural sweetness of one of the best-loved of root vegetables.   Ingredients parsnips, peeled and halved lengthways 3 tbsp olive oil 1½ tsp ground cumin 4 tsp fresh thyme leaves   Method Preheat…

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Cranberry Fizz from Morrisons

Cranberry Fizz from Morrisons

From Morrisons Cranberry Fizz is a fruity, fizzy thirst-quencher will go down a treat with your festivities. Ingredients 100ml orange flavour liqueur 1 litre carton cranberry juice finely grated zest and juice of 1 orange 1 bottle of sparkling wine Method Pour the orange flavour liqueur into a large jug, stir in the cranberry juice…

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The Brockmans  75

The Brockmans  75

The Brockmans 75 is a simple and festive cocktail for the holidays Ingredients 50ml Brockmans Gin 25ml Freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml Sugar syrup Champagne, Prosecco or good quality English sparkling wine Twist of lemon zest to garnish Method Half fill a cocktail shaker with ice, add the Brockmans Gin, lemon juice and sugar syrup…

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Mushroom Kale Noodle Kugel

Mushroom Kale Noodle Kugel

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 8   This hearty dish features mushrooms, kale and egg noodles, bound with cottage cheese and sour cream for richness. Use a variety of mushrooms in place of the button mushrooms, if you like.   Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter, plus more for buttering 1 (16-ounce) package Wide Enriched…

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Christmas Jerk Ham – recipe

Christmas Jerk Ham – recipe

Here’s something that is both traditional and exotic – ham, but vibrant, spicy and memorable, and sure to become a family favourite.   Ingredients: 3kg smoked gammon joint 4 cloves of garlic – crushed 3 Scotch Bonnet chillies (very hot, so try just one if you don’t like heat) 1 large onion – chopped 4…

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Mozzarella Bruschetta with Shaved Fennel and Courgette

Mozzarella Bruschetta with Shaved Fennel and Courgette

From BBC Food   To make this rustic nibble daintier, cut rounds from the toast with a cookie cutter and pile a little topping onto each.   Ingredients ½ small fennel bulb, herby tops reserved 1 small yellow courgette small bunch fresh mint, torn into pieces ½ orange, skin removed, thinly sliced into rounds ½…

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Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 6 to 8 Packed with vegetables, beans and pasta, this soup is a meal in itself. Serve Hearty Minestrone Soup with crusty bread and a green salad. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 cup…

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Grilled Mackerel with Spicy Yuzu Citrus and Pepper Paste – recipe

Grilled Mackerel with Spicy Yuzu Citrus and Pepper Paste – recipe

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of fish. They are found in both temperate and tropical seas, mostly living along the coast or just offshore, making them easy to catch. They are high in omega-3 oils and so a healthy fish. Before the 19th-century development of putting fish in…

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The Bisschopsmolen and a Pie

The Bisschopsmolen and a Pie

Nestled in the historic streets of Maastricht is the Bisschopsmolen or, in English, the Bishop’s Mill. It truly was once a mill and its reputation grinds on in the guise of its bakery and restaurant. The mill was built in the 7th century and has had different roles since its construction. In the 11th century…

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Grilled Veggie and Goat’s Cheese Wraps

Grilled Veggie and Goat’s Cheese Wraps

From Whole Foods Market Serves 4   This is a great recipe for using leftover grilled vegetables. They’re wonderful for a summer supper or wrap in waxed paper for picnics or on-the-go.   Ingredients 1/2 pound button mushrooms, grilled 1 red bell pepper, cut in pieces and grilled 1/2 large eggplant, cut in chunks and…

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Lemon Prosecco Cocktail recipe

Lemon Prosecco Cocktail recipe

Lemon Prosecco cocktail is a lovely drink for summer garden parties. Its light and refreshing and you don’t have to use the finest fizz for this one. Lemon Prosecco Cocktail recipe 1 bottle of  dry prosecco For the Lemon simple syrup: 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice Champagne glasses for serving Lemon peel…

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