Month: August 2013

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Meat Free Monday – White Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream

Good Meat Free Monday and we’re delighted to welcome Jenny Littman back to talk about how raw food isn’t about chopped up peppers and carrots. This recipe is astonishing and made from only raw ingredients. If you want to learn more, then why not visit ReSource for some ideas,tips...

Sunday Lunch – Steamed Grey Mullet With Shrimps

We learned on Friday, that the Romans loved seafood and fish and that they ate a lot of grey mullet. We thought we’d serve some up for Sunday lunch, here on a bed of wilted spinach with some crispy shrimps. The mullet or grey mullet is a fish in...

Happily Ever Afters – Nectarine and Ginger Tarte Tatin

It’s time to grab a spoon and pull a chair up in the Happily Ever Afters kitchen. We’ve got a masterclass in making tart tatin and today we are using some of our favourite ingredients, nectarine and ginger. It was the first dish Caro learned to make when she...

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...

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...
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