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Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

Gravlax, also known as gravadlax, is a classic and popular Scandinavian delicacy of cured or preserved salmon. It has a clean, fine and fresh flavour and is an easy and elegant dish to impress your friends and family with. Gravlax should always be served as thinly-sliced slivers, showing off the beautiful rosy, translucent colour of this cured salmon flesh. Accompanied by crusty bread and a…
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Salmon Rillettes

Fresh Oysters With 5 Zingy Dressings

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Mint Cordial

Mint cordial is a very simple yet refreshing drink with that cooling aroma and flavour of mint. Mint has long been considered a calming herb that helps with digestion. This cordial can also be used in cocktails, like Mint Julep or spooned over a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it also goes exceptionally well with strawberries. Once you’ve tasted it, we’re sure you will find many more…
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Elderflower Cordial

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Tomatoes Are The Love Apples Of Every Cook's Life

Tomatoes are also affectionately known as love apples and what an apt name for an ingredient so popular and so versatile. They can be used in salads, in sauces, as a garnish, fried, grilled, pickled, dried, made to a paste or passata, canned, and used as a colouring for pasta. Even eaten plucked straight from the vine in the garden, they are most delicious. These days you can find so many…
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Apple And Pear Chutney Is A Perfect Marriage

A Bit Of Onion Jam Goes With Everything

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Blissful Blackberry Mousse

Summer screams out for you to pluck these little dark berries and what better way to take advantage than with a luscious dessert dedicated in their name? Soft, airy, light and fluffy, this blackberry mousse is healthy and delicious, making the most of the season’s freshest fruit while succumbing to your sweet tooth at the same time. What new kitchen sorcery is this? Blissful…
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Salmon Rillettes

Salmon rillettes are a delicious salmon spread, almost like a paté but much thicker, made using fresh and smoked salmon. Traditional rillettes were made with long, slow-cooked meat from pork, rabbit or goose and then shredded and mashed with fat to produce a spread. These rillettes are really easy to make and are a very welcome meal for any time of the day, either as a starter or on its own with…
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Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

Fresh Oysters With 5 Zingy Dressings

FoodSauces and Condiments

Apple And Pear Chutney Is A Perfect Marriage

With a consistency halfway between a jam and a relish, chutney is a condiment that goes terrifically well with meat dishes to add a bit of sweetness, a little sourness and a hint of spice. Chutney originated in India where it was served with curries but has since morphed into many different varieties enjoyed across the world. This chutney is at its very best with roast pork but you’ll find…
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Tomatoes Are The Love Apples Of Every Cook's Life

A Bit Of Onion Jam Goes With Everything

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Fresh Oysters With 5 Zingy Dressings

Fresh oysters are a perfect starter for a special occasion or celebration. These dressings aren’t meant to be cooked but are a perfect way to cut through the creaminess of fresh oysters and to add a zing to complement their natural flavour. Get your oysters shucked for you at your local fish market, place them on a large serving dish on a bed of crushed ice, spoon over a mix of the bright…
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Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

Salmon Rillettes

Drinks

Elderflower Cordial

The scent of elderflowers is floral, aromatic, enticing and unforgettable. Distinctively British, elderflower cordial is like summer in a glass. As you take each sip, the somewhat-tangy, lightly-botanical, sweetly-floral flavours transport you to a picturesque English country garden, with bluebells and roses, lavender and sunshine. We first tasted this at a café in a little side street near Kew…
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Mint Cordial

Oh Hello Limoncello

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Rich Butternut Soup

Butternut soup is creamy, thick, smooth, silky, nutty, healthy, satisfying and easy to make. When those cooler evenings start, butternut soup with its sunny orange colour is the perfect way to warm up your mood and the cold. Need a starter that’ll get spoons dipping as soon as the bowls arrive? This is it. Looking for a main that’s light and filling at the same time? Ladle a few extra…
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Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

Salmon Rillettes

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Which Soft Cheese Is Which?

Do you know the difference between the various soft cheeses and their uses? If you don’t use them often enough, it can seem a little difficult to work out when to use which and what each is best suited for. Most soft cheeses have a short shelf life of just two weeks, so you want to make sure you buy what you need and then use it shortly afterwards. We’ll try steer you in the right…
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Salmon Gravlax Appetizer

Gravlax, also known as gravadlax, is a classic and popular Scandinavian delicacy of cured or preserved salmon. It has a clean, fine and fresh flavour and is an easy and elegant dish to impress your friends and family with. Gravlax…
Drinks

Mint Cordial

Mint cordial is a very simple yet refreshing drink with that cooling aroma and flavour of mint. Mint has long been considered a calming herb that helps with digestion. This cordial can also be used in cocktails, like Mint Julep or…