Month: May 2014

Sprouting-Good 4 U Super Sprout Salad

Sprouting-Good 4 U Super Sprout Salad

Sprouting is the art of germinating seeds to be eaten raw or cooked. Sprouted foods are a tasty and fabulous way to have fresh vegetables for salads, or otherwise, in any season and can be made at home or bought from the market/supermarket. They are a prominent ingredient of the raw food diet and very common in  Asian […]

A Potted History Of The Sandwich

A Potted History Of The Sandwich

It is  thought that the sandwich is the namesake of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, because it is claimed that he was the eponymous inventor of this food combination. It is believed that he was so engrossed at gambling at cards, that he did not want to get up […]

The Great Instant Pot Give Away ….

The Great Instant Pot Give Away ….

Just look at the weather today, I don’t know about you but I am definitely making soup at lunchtime using our rather nifty, smart pressure cooker.We were lucky enough to have been given an Instant Pot to play with recently and it is now an essential part of our kitchen […]

Amuse-Bouche – Crab Hiding in A Tomato

Amuse-Bouche – Crab Hiding in A Tomato

An amuse-bouche is a bite-sized hors d’œuvre which differs from an appetizer in that they are not ordered from a menu by patrons, but, when served, are done so free and according to the chef’s selection alone. These, often accompanied by a complementing wine, are served both to prepare the […]

Heaven Preserve Us: Caraway Seeds – Harissa Paste

Heaven Preserve Us: Caraway Seeds – Harissa Paste

I’ve cooked a lot for Heaven Preserve Us recently and i’ve been experimenting using different flavour combinations to enhance our recipes. Caraway is one of the spices we use in our new range. Here’s a bit about this quite extraordinary little seed. Caraway, also known as meridian fennel,or Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in […]

Salade Niçoise

Salade Niçoise

Salad Niçoise is a salad of tomatoes, tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives, and anchovies, dressed with a vinaigrette. It is served variously on a plate, or in a bowl, with or without a bed of lettuce. The tuna may be cooked or canned.The salad may include raw red peppers, shallots, and artichoke […]

Meat Free Monday – Gazpacho

Meat Free Monday – Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a flavour-packed soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, usually with a tomato base, originating in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Gazpacho is widely eaten in Spain and neighbouring Portugal,particularly during hot summers, when it is refreshing and cool.Gazpacho is eaten on a daily basis in this house too and there is always either a bottle in […]