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Easy Valentine’s Day Menu

James Martin's Easy Valentine's Day Menu
James Martin’s Easy Valentine’s Day Menu

I’ve just found this sinful but heavenly Valentine’s Day menu on the food website. It’s been compiled using recipes by James Martin, a regular ‘celebrity’ chef who broadcasts across the BBC network.

His romantic recipes strike the right balance between simple flavours and extra special touches. Each dish is easy to prepare, quick to cook, and light enough to leave room for dessert.

 Hazelnut butter grilled scallops with salad Hazelnut butter grilled scallops with salad
Main course
 Chargrilled steak with beer, mustard and watercress salad Chargrilled steak with beer, mustard and watercress salad
 Pistachio and chocolate soufflé Pistachio and chocolate soufflé
 Mozzarella bruschetta with shaved fennel and courgette Cosmopolitan

The link for the this easy Valentine’s Day menu can be found on the BBC’s Food website here along with other Valentines Day options.

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Art in the Age: Punxsutawney Punch

Punxsutawney Punch Image
Punxsutawney Punch

Art in the Age:

No shadow for Phil this year, which means an early spring is on its way! Mix up a batch of RHUBARB Punxsutawney Punch in celebration!

1 part RHUBARB Tea
1 part Solerno
2 parts apple juice
1 spoon simple syrup
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice

Chicken Adobo (Yes, Again) – Burnt Lumpia: Filipino Food | Filipino Recipes | Culinary Hijinks

Chicken Adobo (Yes, Again) - Burnt Lumpia: Filipino Food | Filipino Recipes | Culinary Hijinks

via Chicken Adobo (Yes, Again) – Burnt Lumpia: Filipino Food | Filipino Recipes | Culinary Hijinks.

 Updated: 11/11/2013:

Sadly it looks like this link may have been removed! I’ll investigate and try and find an alternative. However until then you can purchase ‘The Adobo Road Cookbook’ by Marvin Galputos via the link below:

Moro’s Arroz a la Marinera


Moro’s Arroz a la Marinera

My current fascination seems to be with food from the Moorish influenced regions of Europe and the Mediterranean. This wonderful Spanish fish and rice stew (paella) recipe is taken from the menu at Sam & Sam Clark’s Moro, a southern Mediterranean restaurant based in London’s vibrant East End. The recipe can be found here.

Although this isn’t found in Sam & Sam Clark’s recipe books, their Casa Moro: The Second Cookbook benefits from the experienced learned from publishing the previous cookbook. The recipes included are truly geared towards home cooks and serving sizes rather than the over generous spicing required for restaurant sized pots and pans. I can guarantee that once you start using this book you will come back to it regularly.

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Jewelled Pumpkin Rice

Jewelled Pumpkin Rice

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).


Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

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.

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Cranberry Cinnamon Martini

Celebrations – Cranberry Cinnamon Martini

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
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Individual pre-mixed cocktails

Pre-mixed cocktails in individual mason jars, on ice. must do for a party!

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