Archive for December 2009


Coconut Panacotta and Passion Fruit Eggs

Happy New Year!! Wow it’s nearly 2010, the end of a decade and time for an extra special New Years party.

This  is the perfect party recipe, it raises the …


Beetroot Stained Salmon Gravadlax

The inspiration for writing and making this dish came from Jamie Gorman. Jamie is a full blooded foodie and wine connoisseur, like me he takes every opportunity to chat about …


Cider, Apple and Golden Sultana Braised Red Cabbage

It’s snowing outside and it’s nearly Christmas. A winter wonderland unfolding in front of my very own eyes.

It’s now only a matter of day’s before Christmas and I’m working …


A Few Festive Treats with Homemade Sweet Mincemeat

I love making sweet mince pies, it’s the sign for me, that the festive season has arrived. I used to buy the sweet mincemeat from the supermarket until last year …


Apple Snowball

There is a serious chill in the air and if the weather carries on like this we might just have a snow flurry or two on Christmas day. This apple …


Slow Cooked Pheasant Breast with Griddled Leeks and Pickled Mushrooms

A few weeks ago, the two of us took a week out from work with the aim to relax and try and do as little as possible….well that was a …


The British Larder’s Home Made Christmas Hamper

The British Larder wishes each and every reader a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

I love to play and if it means I can play with food …


Tamarind Pears with Creamed Tapioca and Toffee Pear Lollipops

It’s incredible how certain foods have certain meanings for different people. For example I like tapioca, it reminds me of my Mum, Sundays and happy family time spent together, whereas  …


Clementine Sherbet Verrines

I cannot believe its already December and we are heading for Christmas full steam ahead. I get great satisfaction  when my colleagues start asking for ideas and hints on how …


Date, Almond and Clementine Christmas Stollen

I have a special affection for marzipan and almonds,so at every opportunity  to create something containing either one of these will be grabbed with both hands. With Christmas just a …


Festive Ginger Christmas Cookies; Perfect for Christmas Tree Decorations

Wow…I had so much fun  making these perfectly pretty but rustic festive ginger Christmas cookies. The worst thing was that I was all on my own so it would have …


Lunch by Brett Graham, The Ledbury

As we had a little break we wanted to make the most of every day. Crazy how fast time flies when you are having fun!

So on the first available …