Cookery courses carried out in the beautiful 16th Century home of Carolyn Denny in the hamlet of Standish in Gloucestershire
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Certainly need an abundance of these this next week or two! Few G&T’s for starters me ghinks😉🎄
Scrummy freshly made marmite and pork sausage puff pastry rolls - lined the pastry with cranberry sauce too - have to say they were particularly delicious - warm from the oven - can’t beat it! Yes or no to Marmite?
Arnold Bennett.... the Wolseley- my favourite breakfast place in the world ... so far🤔
Why is it every year I can’t find my all important festive cutters so I buy some more .... and then they all turn up at once 🤔Be able to open a shop soon. Mince pies are so vogue right now 😉🎄
Great Saturday bread bake of with Amanda, Matthew and Anne - first time at home baking - big smiles all round! The Thai curry with authentic green curry paste went down a storm too! Happy Day!
Nothing like a little butter shortbread pastry fresh fruit tartlet - made and finished for enthusiastic consumption by Huw at a Winston House Dessert Masterclass - excellent work!
Got some friends together for a lunch this week and linked it to @cookforsyria - every little helps! Menu included a spicy Freekeh, roasted peppers, aubergines, fillet of lamb with a shallot Hummous dressing and of course a a delicious red rice pudding with rose water and cardamom👌inspired by a visit to Borough Market last week and a food demonstration on 'grains' by the very enlightened @jennychandler. Take a look at the 'cook for Syria' website for ideas for hosting a lunch!
Have had the most amazing 3 weeks in India - Rajasthan, Agra, Jodhpur, Delhi and Shimla - researching, enjoying and learning all about India and it's amazing cuisine - spent a few days staying in a wonderful Shimla home were I spent time in the kitchen with 2 superb Indian cooks - I learnt so much more about the countries food history and how they use spices, prepare and cook their dishes - obviously I will be sharing in my future cookery programmes!
Blackberries this year have never been so good - just going to get better (along with the sloes) - I always make the crumble on a baking tray and add as and when - great to have in the freezer! Delicious😋
A cheeky little tuna salad for lunch today - simple but delicious!
Over the last few months Ive been trying to cut the sugar and dairy to the extent of making my own Almond Milk which I have to say is delicious! Always a lot of almond 'pulp' left - Not a lover of waste so this recipe for a Blueberry, Cardamom and almond torte is ideal for using up every left over bit! Gluten free too - if you'd like a recipe copy let me know!
Straight out of the oven - declared the best pitta breads around! Soft and doughy but a light crisp crust too - Nigella seeds provide eastern magic too👌