Recipe Ideas – Indulge in Fun, Easy, Festive, De-stressing Desserts over Christmas

Christmas is next month and time to get organised but without stressing. We have the greatest solution during what has become mayhem in the home during Michaelmas. By putting your desserts first, you will halve the chaos. Make this your priority! Once you start your shopping, most of these ingredients will be useful for other

Recipe: Wood Pigeon with Brockmans Gin Winter Salad

The current passion for gin has inspired not only cocktail recipes but foods too. Contemporary English gins such as Brockmans are so complex and interesting that, like good wines, they lend themselves to recipe inspiration. Leading London chef, Duncan Impey, head chef at private members’ club, One Alfred Place, was inspired by the complex botanicals

Decanting Club Indiegogo wine campaign for Christmas

Decanting Club, the new online wine subscription club, is looking to secure £17,000 in funding through its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which begins on Monday 16 November. Contributors to the Decanting Club Indiegogo campaign will receive a gift certificate entitling them to a three, six or twelve month subscription to the innovative wine-tasting service. Every week,

Boutique Bakery Anges de Sucre Offering Cake Decorating Classes

London’s premier boutique bakery is helping aspiring pâtissiers   create a series of magical cake masterpieces with its brand new cake decorating classes in their Central London location. Featuring a collection of the bakery’s most fabulous creations, the brand new Anges de Sucre classes offer attendees a step by step guide to recreating some of

SMORGASBOARD the height of entertainment for foodies

In the recipe for the perfect Christmas, good food and board games will always rank highly on the list of essential ingredients. And now there’s a way to deliciously combine the two! SMORGASBOARD is the brand new board game for foodies, in which players compete in a variety of gourmet challenges including guessing missing ingredients,

Capital Region USA and New Virginia Oyster Trail

The new Virginia Oyster Trail has officially been launched, offering visitors a way to enjoy the US state’s seven different oyster regions, as well as experience the unique culture of watermen in the Chesapeake Bay. The trail, launched earlier this month by Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Tourism Corporation, will connect travellers to Virginia

Chantenay Carrots Essential Christmas Recipes

Don’t let the turkey and roast potatoes steal all the limelight this Christmas – give your Chantenay carrots the star treatment too with our delicious recipes which will have the whole family begging for more. Chantenay carrots are known for their superior flavour and sweet taste and roasting them will intensify this still further. Try

Doves Farm Special Christmas Food Recipes

Cooking for large parties at Christmas can be hugely stressful, especially if you’re not aware of all your guests’ dietary requirements. Why not play it safe this year and make some of your special Christmas treats gluten-free? These recipes from Doves Farm are reliable and delicious, require no extra effort and are bound to set

The Famous Grouse Experience wins Best Visitor Experience Award

The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery in Crieff has picked up the Best Visitor Experience Award at the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions (ASVA) awards, held last night at Crieff Hydro. A busy time for the distillery, last week saw 152 locals and whisky enthusiasts alike gather to celebrate 240 years of distilling whisky

Carrot Salad With California Prunes

Carrot Salad With California Prunes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes 2 pounds thin carrots, peeled 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup pitted California Prunes 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons toasted sesame

Glazed Sweet Potatoes & California Prunes With Ginger

    Glazed Sweet Potatoes & California Prunes With Ginger Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 55 minutes 2 pounds (3 medium) sweet potatoes, unpeeled 1 cup (6 ounces) pitted California Prunes 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for oiling baking dish 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon orange zest