Month: June 2014

Meat Free Monday – Pissaladière

Meat Free Monday – Pissaladière

 As the time approaches fast for the launch of La PetiteBouchée, our pop up restaurant, in our vintage H van, we’ve been testing out some of our recipes on friends and family. Yesterday, we served Pissaladière, as a starter with a balsamic glaze. This dish is truly a delight. packed with […]

A Load Of Tripe ? Mondongo

A Load Of Tripe ? Mondongo

Tripe is a meat that a lot of us take issue with, not least me, because I am not a fan of offal of any kind. Tripe is the stomach of a cow. Beef tripe is usually made from only the first three chambers of a cow’s stomach: the rumen […]

Eat More Fish : Ceviche

Eat More Fish : Ceviche

Ceviche (Spanish pronunciation: also spelled cebiche, or seviche,  is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of the Americas, especially Central and South America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, (lemon or lime), and spiced with garlic or chilli peppers. Additional seasonings, […]

Meat Free Monday – Pistou Soup

Meat Free Monday – Pistou Soup

Welcome to Meat Free Monday and a deliciously summery soup,delicate and light with the flavours of Provence running through it. When we make pistou, we use greek basil which we grow in our kitchen garden here at Westwood Hill.  Pistou, or pistou sauce, is a cold sauce made from cloves […]

Tea: Honeybush Tea

Tea: Honeybush Tea

We were very kindly given some gorgeous teas to try from Adagio Teas. Amongst them was their Honeybush Hazelnut, described by them as  “combining the mellow, gently toasty dryness of South African honeybush with the cozy creaminess of hazelnuts  to give a very nutty and aromatic, slightly roasty taste with […]

A Little History Of Sushi

A Little History Of Sushi

The Oxford English Dictionary states that the earliest written mention of sushi in English was in an 1893 book, A Japanese Interior, which mentions sushi as “a roll of cold rice with fish, sea-weed, or some other flavouring”. However, there is also mention of sushi in a Japanese-English dictionary from […]

Meat Free Monday – Guasacaca

Meat Free Monday – Guasacaca

Guasacaca is Venezuela’s answer to Mexico’s Guacamole, but which uses vinegar rather than lime. It has a great name that just rolls off your tongue and a taste that makes you go NOM! It’s a simple but staggeringly tasty combination of avocado, fresh parsley and coriander, green bell pepper, onion, […]

Happily Ever After – Pavê De Limão

Happily Ever After – Pavê De Limão

Its kick off in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil today so we’ve got a zingy pud to get you in the carnival spirit. This pudding is made with limes, a massive favourite in this house. We use them in everything including our totally refreshing limeade. Here’s some very useful […]