Yang Zhou Fried Rice — COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE

A recipe invented by the regional magistrate of Yangzhou province in late 18th Century China, popularly known as Special Fried Rice in Chinese Restaurants today. Enjoy! Ingredients: 400g long grain white rice (cook a day before, cool and leave in fridge until ready to use) 3 tablespoons ground nut oil 2 large eggs, beaten 120g […]…

Tuscan Chicken Sun Dried Tomatoes & Spinach

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE Ingredients: 6 Chicken breasts1 large egg beaten1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper1/2 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp dried thyme1/2 tsp dried paprika1/4 tsp garlic salt2 tbsp olive oil Sauce: 1 onion sliced2 cloves garlic crushed1/2 tsp dried oregano1 tsp paprika160 g sun dried tomatoes1 red bell pepper sliced120ml white wine150ml chicken…

Red Lotus Cocktail

“An interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing.” COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE The distinct flavour of lychee is accented with the lighter taste of cranberry, an interesting play of flavours that is both intensely sweet and delicately refreshing. Ingredients: 60ml vodka60ml lychee liqueur45ml cranberry juice Method: Pour the ingredients into a…

Καλό Πάσχα – Happy Easter!

Tσουρέκι – Traditional Greek Easter Bread Most us will have devoured the last of the chocolate eggs from Easter by now but for the Greeks, Easter weekend is just starting.  I have fond memories of Holy Thursday from the days when i lived in Thessaloniki. The women in our street would be dyeing eggs red…

Cocktails for Mama!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO Aside from flowers and breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, impress the Mama in your life with one of these easy cocktails: Tea Tini – It’s tea time and Mum will sure enjoy this light short drink on a Spring afternoon. Ingredients: 50ml vodka 30ml iced tea (sweet) 10ml lemon juice (fresh) […]…

Kung Hei Fat Choy! 恭喜發財!

BY ANASTASIA CHOO As Chinese New Year is fast approaching this Friday 16th February, I am having my house spring cleaned or as the Chinese say, “Sweeping of the Dust” which represents a wish to put away old things, bid farewell to the old year and welcome in the New Year. Pretty much all the […]…

Fluffy Greek Yoghurt Pancakes

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS Serves approximately 4 Ingredients:  1 cup whole-wheat flour1 cup all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1 Tablespoon sugar1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other variety of milk)2 large eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/2 cup plain Greek yogurtMaple syrup, for servingFresh berries or fruit of your choice Method:  In…

Autumn Apple Roses

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO Is there anything that feels more nostalgic or autumnal than a basket of freshly picked apples? Each year in October a friend brings me an abundant mix of Cox’s Orange Pippins, Worcester Pearmain and Egremont Russets from her orchard to celebrate a delicious harvest.  As an apple grower she…

The Holly Rose Interview

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO It’s a warm sunny afternoon and I am sitting in an idyllic converted church chapel in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside in the delightful company of singer and song writer Holly Rose. Holly was the lead singer of platinum selling band Semisane in South Africa in 2004 followed…

Chia Seed Pudding

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO Chia seeds are mini food powerhouses and they have been called the world’s healthiest whole food for good reason.  They are filled with protein, have more calcium than milk, more antioxidants than berries, and more Omega-3 than Salmon.  Emerging research suggests that including chia seeds as part of a…

Interview with a Master Weaver

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO Ask anyone what the word “tapestry” means and the chances are that they’ll talk about old and grandiose designs that are metres long and wide, which the aristocracy often used to keep out the draft. Nowadays the need for tapestries to keep out draughts in a large hall has…

Spicy Spanish Chicken One Pot

COUNTRY SQUIRE MAGAZINE BY ANASTASIA CHOO Ingredients Olive oil12 chicken thighs and drumsticks2 red peppers, sliced200g chorizo, cut into small chunks1 large onion, roughly chopped4 cloves of garlic, crushed2 tbsp hot smoked paprika1 tsp chilli flakes3 litres chicken stock375g paella riceFlat leaf parsley chopped to make 2 tbsp1 lemon, halved Method Heat oven to 180C/fan…