Watercress & Elderflower Martini

Watercress & Elderflower Martini

    It’s hot work all that cooking so refresh yourself with this rather tasty tipple – you deserve it! Serves 1 Prep time: 5 minutes   Ingredients: 4 lime wedges 10ml Belvoir Organic Elderflower Cordial 40ml Tanqueray gin 15ml Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth Fresh watercress leaves as garnish   Method: Muddle the Read More

Festive and Fragrant Favourites: Our Pick of the Best Christmas Candles

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  Christmas is in the air and there is no better way to feel warm and cosy indoors than by filling your home with festive aromas. We share our picks of this season’s best Christmas candles. Read on to find out what we’re loving and which candles are guaranteed to help you relax, unwind and get you Read More

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with Horseradish Cream, Rainbow Beetroot, Radish, Capers and Watercress

    A delicious, light starter that looks so pretty and colourful it’s almost a shame to eat it!  But please do – it tastes as good as it looks! Serves 4 Prep time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: 400g smoked salmon, bloodline removed 1 purple beetroot 1 candy beetroot 1 golden beetroot 4 radishes 2 Read More

We Love… Festive Storage with dotcomgiftshop’s Jolie Noel Range!

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  What better way to get festive in the kitchen than with some seasonal storage? We particularly love the Jolie Noel range from dotcomgiftshop which lets you store your homemade mince pies and Christmas cakes in festive style this year with these fun and colourful storage tins. Available as a 24cm diameter round cake tin  or a Read More

Caramel Christmas Meringue

  A fantastic alternative to Christmas pudding. Layers of soft, mallowy meringue layered with caramel and caramel cream then frosted with toasted almonds and icing sugar.   Ingredients: (Serves 6-8) 5 egg whites 300g caster sugar 1 tsp distilled malt vinegar 300ml carton double cream 60g Bonne Maman Salted Caramel To decorate 50g shredded toasted Read More

Beef Wellington with Watercress and Smoked Prosciutto

  A fabulous alternative to the traditional bird at Christmas, this dish takes deserved billing as the ‘main event’. Serves 6 Prep time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes plus one hour, chilling   Ingredients: 800g beef fillet 2 tbsp vegetable oil 500g watercress 12 slices smoked prosciutto 500g ready-made puff pastry 2 egg yolks Read More

Belvoir Black Forest Gateau Roulade

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    This mouthwatering recipe for Black Forest Gateau Roulade has been created by Lisa Faulkner for Belvoir Fruit Farms. If you are looking for a dessert to impress this Christmas, look no further!   Ingredients: (Serves 10) 200g plain chocolate 4 large eggs, separated 175g caster sugar caster sugar to dust   For the filling Read More

Hvid Gløgg – White Mulled Wine

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    Who said mulled wine needed to be red? Caroline Fleming shares her White Mulled Wine recipe, or to give it its Danish name, Hvid Gløgg. This is just one of more than 100 Danish recipes featured in her book Cook Yourself Happy. Caroline says: “I only tasted white gløgg for the first time about Read More