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Mexican-Chilli-Beef

Mexican Chilli Beef

Recipe: Mexican Chilli Beef Slow cooked smokey chilli beef, fresh zingy salsa, sour cream, cheese, guacamole and rice covered in tangy lime juice and washed down with a refreshing moreish salty dog beer cocktail – what more is there to say?   NOTE: The Chilli Beef can be frozen for up to 1 month  …

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita)

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata

Recipe: Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata   This is a Cretan recipe, screaming fresh Mediterranean flavours and a refreshing break from meat based dishes. Traditionally it is served hot or cold and cut into small bite-sized pieces as a snack, or in a larger portion with yoghurt and fresh salad.…

Chinese Pork Mince Char Siu

Chinese Pork Mince Char Siu

Recipe: Chinese Pork Mince Char Siu   Chinese pork char siu is a popular flame grilled pork dish with the meaning of the name ‘char siu’ translating directly into ‘fork burned’. The pork is most often held on a large fork and caramelised over a barbecue fire with a marinade of hoisin sauce, soy, honey, rice wine…

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme, although originating from France in the 1920s, has been a popular dish in many countries for decades. Inciting romantic verse and fond memories from grown-up children who recall happy moments in the kitchen watching their mothers and grandmothers make and serve the simple but delicious dish. Maybe the thing that gets to the…

Chocolate Coffee Crepes

Chocolate Coffee Buckwheat Crepes

This week I have been testing a selection of Lavazza limited edition coffee blends, which has resulted in me bouncing around the house with plenty of energy. Apart from the standard cup, I’ve made use of the granules by coming up with as many coffee based recipes as possible. I was encouraged to do so by…

Gin and chambord cocktail

The Beehive

This cocktail makes a great party drink. A mix of gin, sloe gin and the lovable black raspberry liqueur chambord. But be warned – they are a little too easy to knock back!   The Beehive Serves 1 30ml gin 20ml Sloe gin 60ml pink grapefruit juice 10ml chambord Ice Cocktail shaker   Method: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.…

Shepherds of Westminster

Originally featured on  Written by Justina Terese, Food Writer and Recipe Developer The re-launch of Shepherds of Westminster is in full swing with new head chef Karl Goward in charge of the kitchen. None of the intrigue has been lost from the famed Westminster institution, the beautifully appointed dining room still maintains its private members club atmosphere,…

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Chilly Autumn evenings are best spend indoors with something comforting and hearty bubbling away on the stove top, or slowly cooking in the oven. As the evenings draw in, get comfortable and enjoy this warming soup made with leek, roasted garlic and potatoes. Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup Serves 4 – 6 Olive oil 1 large red…

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