Category: One-for-the-Girls

This Ones For Summer, Beautiful…..Asparagus, Rocket, Parmesan & New Potato Tart…

This really is one for summer........ Truly British at its most glorious...... Tender tips of asparagus, new season baby potatoes & Fiery wild rocket all wrapped up in a parmesan custard light pastry case....Picture it.... Sat around a garden table or a family picnic, the sun beaming, ice cold sparkling.....Enjoy your summer.

By Simon

Hail Caesar………..

Legend has it that Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. According to The Telegraph, Cardini owned a restaurant in the tourist destination to “attract Americans frustrated by Prohibition.”A Caesar salad is a creation of romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese. Dressed with a beautiful sauce using Worcester, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and black pepper. What a way to tickle those tasty buds and super delicious.... Hail Caesar......

By Simon

Chickpea Hummus…

Hummus is absolutely delicious. One of those really simple and tasty dishes you can whisk up at anytime for anyone...Our favourite is to pair it with some tasty seasonal vegetables sticks to really tease those taste buds...

By Simon

Broad Bean & Pistachio Hummus…

Hummus is a real favourite. Beautiful as a simple snack, delicious served with salad, our favourite pairing is crispy seasonal vegetables. Particularly love spring time in the kitchen where small fresh asparagus tips are readily available and just seem to pair so well with this tasty dip...Sometimes we even scatter with fresh parmesan...Of course D.O.P. Amazing as a simple accompaniment to buffalo mozzarella, delicious served in fresh pasta, as a filling for a baked potato even with chunks of crusty bread. Whilst the traditional chickpea based hummus is delicious and taken from the words of Jane Clarke at Nourish she likes this recipe in particular the lighter feeling of the broad beans and the pistachio provide a great source of protein. Give it a go I know you won't be disappointed...

By Simon

Strawberry & Elderflower Fraisiers…..Beautiful…….

A true french classic with a little twist, today using crushed shortbread for the base. A stunning dinner party dessert, give it a go...............

By Simon

Hobson & Jodie Go Pizza Crazy……….

Hobson & Jodie go pizza crazy in the Curious Kitchen.............The story goes.... We want to make fresh homemade pizza, " look we have bought a tonne of ingredients to top them and stuff them with. Cool I replied, let's get you both in the zone and make some fresh dough......What will you top and stuff your pizza dough with?......Watch out for the next session, as they make calzone stuffed crusts.........

By Simon

Sesame Squid With Anchovy, Caper & Parsley Mayo….Simply Roasted Lobster Tails…. Scallops In Turmeric & Ginger Crisps….

Men of the world, wanna stun her heart wide open, this is the one! If she likes seafood she will love this sharing together platter, it's simple, vibrant, packed with flavour, full of romance and love. Give it a go, her heart will love it and if you're a lucky boy, you will too...

By Simon

Wild On A Plate……

A few minutes later and another shout went up – someone had found some tiny purple mushrooms – surely they weren’t edible? Oh yes they are! and quite delicious lightly sautéed in a little butter, John guaranteed. At first it was like finding a needle in a haystack, but once you got your eye in, there were hundreds of these tiny little delicacies! Commonly known as the Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina), the deception presumably because its colour fades and it can be confused with something more dubious. We also found a brown roll rim (Paxillus involutus) which was the most deadly toadstool find of the day. Apparently it doesn’t kill you first time you eat it, but the deadly toxins build up in your system until eventually you eat what you don’t know is going to be your last meal……………rather sinister, a bit like playing Russian roulette!

By Simon

Bonfire Toffee Apples… By Lucy Simmons

Bonfire night toffee apples, great fun to make and share for a cold autumn nights celebration. Once the apples are coated in the sticky toffee plunge or scatter with your favourite toppings, today we used crushed pecans, poppy seeds and colourful edible sprinkles, We made a special one for the birthday girl covered in edible glitter! delightful!

By lucy

A Cauldron of “Kinda Chilli Con Carne” & Epic Spiced Cornbread with Chilli Butter.

Bonfires burning, a woody, damp, earthy scent drifting through the night air..... this is the dish, the one to accompany the epic bonfire party long into the night. A cauldron of chilli beans, beef, pork, spice and loveliness with chunks of fresh baked cheesy cornbread and a chilli butter. Stay safe and enjoy.

By Simon