Latest in: Wining and Dining

  • Gluten-Free Cookery Workshop

    Just because you’re gluten intolerant or cooking for someone who is, it doesn’t mean you have to settle for a second-best picnic or BBQ, or cook a separate dishes for coeliacs.  Join Bay Tree Cottage in Farthingstone, Towcester for full day Gluten-Free cookery workshop will show you some great ideas for entertaining...
  • Brewer and pub operator one of three shortlisted for top industry award

    Henley-based Brakspear is through to the finals of the Publican Awards 2016, a national competition to find the best operators in the pub industry. The company is one of just three shortlisted for the title of Best Brewing Pub Company of the Year, which will be announced in March....
  • Scallops with black pudding & pea puree

    Don’t be put off by the idea of black pudding, this combination really is a winner and will leave you wanting much much more! What you’ll need: 12 scallops 8 slices of black pudding 2 tablespoon butter 8 tablespoons of peas 8 tablepoons of mashed potato What to do:...
  • Rich chocolate pudding pie

    Yes, it’s chocolate! But not to worry it has a healthy angle. For this recipe is using low fat ingredients that make it a healthier option.  What you need 30 chocolate wafers 4oz bittersweet chocolate, melted 1 tablespoon walnut oil 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornflour 1/4 cup unsweetened...
  • Homemade guacamole with crudités

    Avocados are full of essential healthy fats and are fantastic for your skin. 0% fat Greek yoghurt is a healthy hero, adding protein to fuel your muscles, and chilli is reported to give your metabolism a boost. A great starter if you need some extra energy. What you need:...
  • Healthy home-made juices

    You’ll need a juicer or a blender to create these fabulous fresh juices.  Sparkling Lime & Ginger Cooler: In a blender, place a 3 inch piece of fresh ginger, the juice of 6 limes and 6 cups of sparkling water. Blend well and serve over lots of ice. Orange...
  • Tuscan five-bean soup

    This is actually quite a filling soup, so if you’re serving as a starter you’ll want small portions. Alternatively, serve as a complete meal with some fresh cherry tomatoes and crusty bread. Full of Mediterranean flavours… and following the latest suggestion that a Mediterranean diet is the healthiest there...
  • Chicken Parmigiana

    A delicious main course, full of rich flavours, coupled with a little indulgence. What you need: 2 large, skinless chicken breasts, halved through the middle 2 eggs, beaten 75g breadcrumbs mixed with 75g of grated parmesan further 75g parmesan, grated 1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 350ml...