Cheese and herb aigrettes

These miniature savoury doughnuts make a lovely canapé served with a glass of fizz, perhaps at a coronation celebration, or indeed if you want to mark National Doughnut Week which also falls this month (20-28th May). They’re a fun way of using fresh herbs in your cooking too. If you have one of those new-fangled… Continue reading Cheese and herb aigrettes

Italian-style Brussels & Parmesan slaw

Italian-style Brussels & Parmesan slaw

The perfect recipe to use up those extra sprouts and nuts left over from Christmas There’s not a great deal happening in the veg patch in January. In my small plot I can usually find a few winter salad leaves, and maybe the first sprouting broccoli starting to shoot. You might have roots such as… Continue reading Italian-style Brussels & Parmesan slaw

Baked Camembert, Olive & Straws

Camembert with pecorino and olive twisted strawd

The perfect food for your Christmas dinner party, New Years Eve, or all to yourself! Baked Camembert is both fancy and so simple to prepare with olives and pecorino straws: all your guests will be asking for the recipe. Ingredients: 1 sheet puff pastry 1 large egg 1/3 cup grated Pecorino cheese 1 cup finely chopped… Continue reading Baked Camembert, Olive & Straws

Tomato & Chilli Chutney

This is a fantastic chutney, which accompaniments most cheeses, especially a strong and mature cheddar – yum! Ingredients 1 kilo Fresh Tomatoes 1 tin Chopped Tomatoes 150g Caster Sugar 250ml White Wine Vinegar 2 tsp Nigela Seeds 2 Chillis (remove seeds & finely chop) 1/2 tsp Chilli Powder 1 tsp Smoked Paprika 2 Red Onions… Continue reading Tomato & Chilli Chutney

Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad Recipe

Pear, Walnut and Stilton Salad

Having eaten my fair share of mince pies and all the other heavy foods associated with  Christmas, I long for something light and fresh in January.  Pears and walnuts make great partners in a salad and with a cheese dressing, peppery rocket leaves, spinach and watercress the combination is delicious. We always seem to have… Continue reading Pear, Stilton and Walnut Salad Recipe

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