The Devilled Egg

Dark chocolate and tofu mousse with a brûléed top

26th July 2017

This is a very simple recipe and will have your guests asking for seconds! The tofu lends a lovely smooth texture, whilst the flavour of dark cacao makes for a delicious dessert. You will need: 200g dark chocolate (vegan if you prefer) 200g silken tofu Dash of vanilla paste (optional) 4 tablespoons of caster sugar […]

Goat curd with cherries and honeycomb

21st July 2017

This is a great and easy way to finish any dinner party. You can buy goats curd, but here is a recipe on how to make it at home. You will need: 2 litres whole goat milk 4 tbsp lemon juice Bring the milk slowly to the boil on a medium heat Once the milk […]

Pimm’s, Strawberry and basil butter

20th July 2017

This is a great way of using up those strawberries that have gone soft, turning them into a delicious butter, which is perfect on hot muffins or crumpets. You can freeze this butter shaped into a log, wrapped in baking paper and then cling film. You can then simply slice discs off and use whenever you fancy […]

Green tea, gin and lemon cooler

14th July 2017

This is a beautifully refreshing and invigorating drink. You can also leave the gin out and make this non-alcoholic. Taste as you go – you might decide that you would like the tea to be stronger and more bitter or less bitter. Simply add more tea or brew for longer. For a sweeter finish, feel […]

Boozy strawberry and mascarpone pot

12th July 2017

This is an incredibly straight forward dessert to make, but one that will delight the diners. To make 4 you will need: 4 shortbread biscuits 200g mascarpone cheese 200g ricotta 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 tablespoon of honey (or more to taste) 200g strawberries, quartered 100ml gin (we used Hendrick’s, which works really well […]

Smashed cucumber and watermelon salad

11th July 2017

No need to sweat it out in the kitchen this salad recipe is just the ticket for those warmer days! You will need: 1 whole cucumber 1 small watermelon, cubed 2-3 sprigs of mint, leaves only – torn 1 tablespoon of black or white sesame seeds (you can also use chia seeds) Marinade: 2 tablespoons […]

Goat cheese mousse and strawberry canapé

10th July 2017

These make for delicious canapés at a summer dinner party. You will need: 150g chevre (soft goat cheese) 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard 2-4 tablespoons of goats yoghurt 4 large strawberries, sliced into segments 15 crostini or pastry cups Start by whisking the cheese, mustard and yoghurt (add enough to create a smooth paste) Season […]

Strawberry chicken wings

8th July 2017

No, we haven’t gone mad! The sweetness in the strawberry jam really brings out the sweetness in the chicken and creates a lovely texture on the outside of the wing. We made these in the oven, but you can also make them on the BBQ. You will need: 6 chicken wings 1 tablespoon of strawberry […]

Booze and Wimbledon

7th July 2017

According to the official Wimbledon website, 320,000 glasses of Pimm’s, 110,000 pints of draught beer and lager and 29,000 bottles of champagne are drunk every year! We have been posting about Wimbledon, little bit of the history, the food and of course – strawberries. But the posts would not be complete without a few boozy recipes to enjoy! […]

Strawberries and cream – the story.

6th July 2017

The wild strawberry goes all the way back to the Roman times. It was a symbol of the goddess Venus (goddess of love) and was prized for its medicinal uses. It was believed that the berries essentially made you happy and cleansed you blood, liver and spleen. The first cultivated garden strawberry as we know […]