Salted Chocolate Tart
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From www.nigella.com by Nigella Lawson Serves 14 slices Ingredients: for the base: 28 oreo cookies (2 x 154g packets) 50 gms dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids) 50 gms soft unsalted butter ½ tsp smoked sea salt flakes for the … Read More

Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad with Harissa style dressing
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From www.deliaonline.com by Delia Smith Serves 4 as Main course, 8 as Starter Ingredients: For the roasted vegetables: 1 small aubergine 2 medium courgettes 450 gms cherry tomatoes, skinned 1 small red pepper, de-seeded and cut into 2.5 cm squares … Read More

Chocolate & Raspberry Brownies
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From bbcgoodfood.com by Sarah Cook Serves 15 squares Ingredients: 200gms dark chocolate, broken into chunks 100gms milk chocolate, broken into chunks 250gms pack salted butter 400gms soft light brown sugar 4 large eggs 140gms plain flour 50gms cocoa powder 200gms … Read More

Wines of Australia
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Do you remember your first glass of Australian Chardonnay?  Was it sunshine in a glass together with heaps of alcohol and oak flavouring? At a recent Wines of Australia tasting entitled “History & Evolution” aimed at sommeliers here, the message … Read More

Upside-down Banana Cake with Maple-Caramel Sauce
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from bbcgoodfood.com by Sarah Cook Serves 8 Ingredients: 100gms softened butter, plus extra for greasing 8 tbsp maple syrup 3 small ripe bananas and 1 very overripe banana 200gms dark brown soft sugar 4 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla paste … Read More

In need of a little fortification?
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On my journey to try to master all things vinous I have come to love the category of Fortified Wines be they Madeira, Port, Vin Doux Naturels, Liquer Muscats or Sherry.  The history behind each style’s production methods and their … Read More

Savoury Cheesecake with Spiced Chutney
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from www.bbc.co.uk by Simon Rimmer Serves 8 Ingredients: For the base 150gms oatcakes, crushed 125gms butter, melted For the topping 500gms ricotta cheese 200gms cream cheese 200gms Lancashire cheese, crumbled 5 free-range eggs 1 red onion, finely diced 1 tbsp … Read More

Pinot Grigio Vino Spumante Brut
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Produced by M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams and local expert Scipione Giuliani in northern Italian regions of Oltrepò Pavese and Veneto. A delicously light & refreshing sparkling wine. Dry with floral aromas,nutty & citrus flavours. Good quality for this price.  A … Read More

Wine by the Gallon
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Large volumes of wine are increasingly exported in bulk prior to bottling in another country that is, or is close to, its final market.  This is proving to offer both logistical and cost benefits, some of which should ultimately get … Read More

Slut Red Raspberries in Chardonnay Jelly
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From www.nigella.com by Nigella Lawson Serves 6 Ingredients: 1 x 750mls bottle good fruity chardonnay 300 gms raspberries 1 vanilla pod (split lengthwise) 16 gms gelatine leaves 250 gms caster sugar double cream (to serve) Method: 1.Place the wine and … Read More

Puttanesca (Tart’s) Pasta
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From www.nigella.com by Nigella Lawson Serves 4-6 Ingredients: 3 tbsp olive oil 8 anchovies (drained and finely chopped) 2 cloves garlic (peeled and finely sliced, crushed or grated ½ tsp dried chilli flakes (or 30ml pickled red jalapeno chilli peppers, … Read More

The Perfect Apple Crumble with Custard
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From The Guardian by Felicity Croake Serves 4 Ingredients: 150gms plain flour, or 100gms plain flour, 50gms ground almonds 125gms chilled, unsalted butter, cut into cubes 35gms demerara sugar 35gms caster sugar, plus extra for the fruit as required About … Read More

England’s Green and Pleasant Wines
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  I was in England earlier this year and managed to pay my first visit to a local vineyard.  Chapel Down in Tenterden, Kent is our largest producer at around 1 million bottles of wine, roughly a sixth of the … Read More

Chocolate Salame
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From Nigellissima by Nigella Lawson Serves 20 slices Ingredients: 250 gms good-quality dark chocolate (min. 70% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 250 gms amaretti biscuits (crunchy, not soft) 100 gms soft unsalted butter 150 gms caster sugar 3 large eggs 2 … Read More

Smoked Salmon Kedgeree
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from www.bbcgoodfood.com by Barney Desmazery Serves 8 Ingredients: 300gms basmati rice 8 eggs 400gms pack sliced smoked salmon For the sauce: knob of butter 450gms red onions, sliced 8 garlic cloves, sliced large knob of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped … Read More

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