Category: store-cupboard

“When Life Throws You Lemons” Make Niamh’s Sicilian Lemon Cheese Cake Mousse………

As we say "When life throws you lemons, make delicious cheesecake mousse"........   There is something rather amazing about awoken Sicilian lemons in a dreamy creamy cheesecake mouse, slathered over this delicious crunchy base...... It's so simple to create and so cool to share with family and friends, as we shared in the recipe try the groovy upside down version......

By Simon

Tortiglioni Pasta Pie………

Little pasta tubes, standing upright, like soldiers on parade filled to top with a stunning vegetable ragu, bursting with flavour, topped with hunks of ripped buffalo mozzarella & scatterings of grated pecorino, oven baked and served to the table,  finished with handfuls of basil leaf, black pepper & toasted pine nuts...... Hungry !!!!!

A real family favourite, simple fun and super delicious....sometimes one pie is just not enough......

By Simon

“Spice Up You Life” “Left or Right”…..Indian Inspired Spicy Tomato & Coconut Soup…….

OMG.... A totally epic recipe inspired by our recent visit to an authentic Indian restaurant, "We turned left".... roasted tomatoes, ginger, garlic & shallots.... Married with a warm awoken mix of fragrant spices, blitzed to a smooth texture adding creamy coconut milk... Its rather simple to create, packed full of tongue dancing flavours, aromatic, super healthy and a real joy to share...

By Simon

Boys Night In Chilli ….Hot..Hot…Hot…

This one will tickle all those tasty buds! Not for the faint of heart....Chilli is so perfect for any occasion, you can mix it up, sharing, spice it up, dress it up and its delicious spices with a variety of accompaniments... rice, tortilla chips, wraps, you name it, this chilli will taste great ... Cool it down with a dollop of yogurt, whizz up some Guacamole, tomato salsa, herby salads, Our favourite Ripped up corn tortillas, drizzled with chilli oil, slathered in the meat feast chilli, add handfulls of Jalapeños peppers and covered in heaps of your favourite cheeses, under the grill served to the table.... OMDays....

By Simon

Roasted Chestnut, Crispy Pancetta & Cannellini Bean Soup…

This really is a sharing winter warmer... Theres no better way to spend a few hours than to sit in front of an open fire and dig into this delicious soup that oozes flavours of winter....Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your toes......

By Simon

Focaccia…Your Way…….

I love making Foccacia dough.....That bit when you wiggle and stretch your fingers, ready to play Mozart's 5th symphony in A flat minor, straight into the heart of the waiting dough, epic, do it now.... Theres something therapeutic about making a really beautiful focaccia...Knocking it back, playing the piano and rustling up beautiful ingredients to adorn it with. Get involved and feel free to play around with the toppings you won't regret it...Great fun to tear this up and share with all your friends and family... Grazia Italy....

By Simon

Almond, Yogurt & Orange Honey Drizzle Loaf Cakes……Or Muffins…..

Any time of day....One is just not enough... We have doubled the recipe to create 2 loaf cakes or 16 muffins, delicious served still slightly warm from the oven with a spoonful of natural yogurt.....

By Simon

Simon’s Fruit & Almond Soda Cake/Bread……….

Beautiful soda cake, today packed with fruit and a handful or two of sweet ground almonds, give it a go its quick, simple and totes delicious served warm from the oven........Slathered today with smashed raspberries.

By Simon

Authentic Chicken Tikka Masala………Created by Jodie Hill

Our first work experience candidate, goes Indian wild in the curious kitchen..... Exploring food culture, researching, sourcing, preparing, cooking & eating... Wonderful spices, aromas, colours made in the age old traditional style masala and may we say Miss Hill totally delicious. Served today with wild cardamon rice, sweet potato & beef samosa, cooling mint & cucumber yogurt dip........ Top marks...........

By Sue

Roasting Sweet Chestnuts……3 Ways, maybe 4………

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir, and folks dressed up like Eskimos" ................

By Simon