Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, a traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent ~ 40 days leading up to Easter, traditionally a time of fasting and on Shrove Tuesday, Anglo-Saxon Christians went to confession and were “shriven” (absolved from their sins).
A delicately sweet creamy dessert which can be eaten all year round warm or chilled but especially popular during Chinese New Year with Rice Balls.
Continuing with a Chinese New Year theme, two lychee liqueur based cocktails for both gin or vodka drinkers. Laced with ginger to add a fiery punch and complemented with citrus fruits.
Nian Gao is a popular sweet, gooey rice cake eaten during Chinese New Year. It is considered lucky as the pronunciation of Nian Gao sounds like “year high” which symbolises a better year ahead, advancement, promotion and the promise of a better year ahead.
Pussy Willow 柳絮The pussy willow plant, also known as Catkins bear their furry buds from late winter onwards and this signifies the beginning of Spring. The many buds of the pussy willow make it a favourite flower for Chinese New Year. The fluffy white blossoms resemble silk, and they soon give forth young shoots the colour…
A plethora of taste and texture with every mouthful of this nutritious kale salad. Packed with chickpeas, mandarin segments, pomegranate and feta cheese. Laced with a maple syrup and balsamic vinegar dressing.
An easy recipe with a hint of lime and sweetness of mango laced with fine cognac to delight dinner guests…
A healthy, wholesome recipe that has so much flavour and texture with minimal effort. Packed with protein, colour and warming spices.
An effortless, refreshingly smooth coffee based martini made with XO Cafe liqueur.
A fun and delicious bite size version of a refreshing champagne cocktail to spread a little festive cheer.
A delicious homemade cranberry sauce which is easy to make, a delicious accompaniment to roast meats and the perfect homemade gift at Christmas time.
A ray of sunshine for the darker winter months ahead, lighter and zingier than marmelade and quicker to make. Lemon curd will brighten any breakfast or tea as well as make the perfect filling for cakes.