We were sorting through the freezer this weekend working out what was stored in there and doing a bit of a rationalisation. I saw a bag of raw Pumpkin that had been saved this years Halloween ‘Jack O Lantern’. and wondered what I could do with it, maybe a Spiced Pumpkin soup or something more exotic. Sam and Sam Clarke at Moro, a Southern Mediterranean restaurant in London’s East End had a recipe for Jewelled Pumpkin Rice in their Moro East Cookbook, which looked stunning and defiantly one to try. The muted golds and yellow with the warming middle eastern spices are evocative of holidays in the North African side of the Med. The recipe can be found here.
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Recipe credit: p192, Moro East, by Sam and Sam Clark (Ebury Press).
Have just watched an oldish episode of the Great British Revival about pork with Clarissa Dickson Wright, in which she cooked one of my favourite cuts of meat belly of pork. I will be cooking this one in the near future and the recipe can be found here.
Blood oranges have now come in to season and are appearing on the shelves in my supermarkets. This Paul Rankin Crème Brûlée recipe has a citrus twist, both in the Crème and the sauce that it’s served with. A hit on both counts. The recipe can be found here.
Over the weekend I caught a re-run of Nigel Slater’s ‘12 Tastes of Christmas‘ and although I find some of his recipes a little over egg and mixed up these little beauties looked wonderful and will be on my festive cookery list over the next few days. The recipe can be found here, on my recipe blog.
This punchy red cocktail is from the menu at the Reform Social and Grill, in the Mandeville Hotel in London West End. Although it’s been inspired by tradition dating back to the days of an Victorian British Gentlemen’s Club, it’s far from stuffy!
The Boyo, a fruity rum based cocktail is certain to kick start the Christmas and New Year’s festivities. The recipe can be found here
It’s the time of the year when family and friends pop round bearing Christmas cards and gifts and for those unexpected moments when unplanned vistors turn up, it’s always good t have something quick that you can prepare on the hop. This 10 to 15 minute wonder will have you passing round the festive cheer as quick as a flash.
While scouting around for Christmas Cocktail recipes to avail my friends and family with I came across this festive recipe. It fits the bill to a tee. The recipe and picture come from celebrations.com.
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I came across this idea on Pinterest, it’s a brilliantly simple one and I can guarantee that I will be using this for a future party (maybe a special one likely to be happening in 2014).
The image is from Pinterest but the original idea was from sixinthesuburbsblog
It’s Christmas and time for the traditional festive drinks and Eggnog is high on my list. this recipe allows for a boozy version for adults or virgin kiddy friendly one too.
The recipe is supplied by Simply Recipes and can be found here.