Month: August 2013

Happily Ever Afters – Macadamia Nut Tart

Happily Ever Afters – Macadamia Nut Tart

We are back in the Happily Ever After’s Kitchen and Caro is cooking up a storm using Macadamia nuts in the most deliciously luxurious tart. Macadamia is a genus of four species of trees constituting part of the plant family Proteaceae. They grow naturally in north eastern New South Wales and south eastern Queensland, Australia and […]

Historical Fayre – Medieval Britain

Historical Fayre – Medieval Britain

Moving on to the medieval era, bread had become a staple part of the diet for rich and poor alike. Only the wealthiest could afford white bread, which was made from wheat because they could pay to have their lands dug over and manured to grow the crop. Bread in […]

Cheese Board – Baked Tunworth

Cheese Board – Baked Tunworth

Tunworth is akin to a Camembert but while it’s style, texture and production is similar to one, in our opinion the taste is much cleaner and smoother on the palate than the French cheese that inspired it. It is made by Stacey Hedges and Charlotte Spruce in Hampshire, although the […]

Heaven Preserve Us – Spiced Kumquats

Heaven Preserve Us – Spiced Kumquats

We are heading towards the last days of summer and entering definitely my favourite time of year, autumn. It’s time to sterilise the kilner jars and fill them with jewels ready for christmas and beyond. Spiced kumquats are a favourite on our cheese board and they are so easy to […]

Black Bean & Chipotle Chilli

Black Bean & Chipotle Chilli

I have been recently exploring the ancient art of Ayurvedic medicine recently and in particularly relieving the symptoms of everyday stresses and strains through massage and steam , it really is the most unique experience, the calm is palpable almost instantly and its done wonders for my insomnia, so what […]

Historical Fayre – Roman Britain

Historical Fayre – Roman Britain

In part two of our Historical Fayre feature we are visiting Roman Britain and finding out just exactly what we ate back then. We’ve taken a Roman staple, Periwinkle and given it a modern twist. I’d like to personally thank the Romans for importing grapes to this country and look […]

Garden Egg Stew

Garden Egg Stew

There are the most bizarre conversations in our house first thing in the morning between Caro and our wondrous care team. The subject of food normally crops up at some point and over breakfast last week Caro asked me if I had heard of Garden Eggs. The short answer is […]