Food and Drink

The Surrey Cook Book – recipes from local friends!

The Surrey Cook Book is the latest addition to Meze Publishing’s ‘Get Stuck In’ series of regional cook books, this time taking us South East through the enticing culinary landscape of Surrey. The journey unfolds through the beautiful Surrey Hills, an area renowned for its farming community and array of …

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Mandira’s Kitchen aim for 1001 free meals and counting

Mandira’s Kitchen aim for 1001 free meals and counting… Local business Mandira’s Kitchen pledged to provide 250 freshly made nutritious meals for children combating holiday hunger during the half term school holiday and distributed from Park Barn centre. This 250 pledged meals rose to 500 after incredible support from the …

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Autumn Squash recipes

Shallot, Pumpkin and Red Pepper Soup with Candied Shallot and Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients: For the soup: 4 red peppers, deseeded and cut into quarters, 30g butter, 1 tbsp rapeseed oil, 6 shallots, diced and peeled, 750g pumpkin, peeled and diced into 2cm pieces, 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, …

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Chocolate temptations

Karen Doidge Hill has always been very creative, with her first love being fashion design. She grew up in Cornwall before moving to London to study at London College of Fashion. After graduating, she opened a boutique which also had concessions in Top Shop. With the advent of children, she …

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Three recipes from Four Gables

Spiced Flatbreads These are a staple in my house, not just at work. I make them with lots of things, just on their own with some dipping sauce or maybe stuffed with sundried tomato and mozzarella. Love curry? Love making it at home – these are a great substitute for …

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Sweet treats from the Cowdray Farm Shop & Café

These recipes are by Ben Jupp, Head Chef of Cowdray Farm Shop & Café  – www.cowdray.co.uk/cowdray-farm-shop/ Cowdray Bara Brith (Tea Loaf) Ingredients: 225g mixed fruit, 175g black strong tea, 125g dark brown sugar, 225g raising flour, 1 egg , 4g baking powder Serves 4 Method: 1. First boil the kettle …

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The Eatwell Guide – tips for planning a healthy, well-balanced diet

A healthy, well-balanced diet is important for managing your weight and preventing serious health problems, including heart disease. The Eatwell guide is a visual tool that represents government guidelines on healthy eating. In this Healthy Tip, we give you some tips for planning a healthy, well-balanced diet using the Eatwell …

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Vegetable Lasagne

Although this can take a while to prepare, it is well worth the effort. Using lots of flavoursome organic vegetables, served with homemade Soda bread and a light green salad, it’s a sure fire hit with the whole family. Ingredients: 2 aubergines cut into chunks; 2-3 courgettes cut into thick …

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Tinwood Estate – a wonderful wine experience!

The Tinwood Estate is a wine estate that I knew about but had never visited. It is situated close to Goodwood, near Chichester, which is one of my favourite places on earth. As a member there, I have driven past the signs for the past ten years or more while …

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Bring some sunshine to your lunch time

Whether the sun is shining or not, bring a little of the Tropics to your dinner table with these delicious, and healthy, summer dishes from award winning nutritionist Christine Bailey… Mango Salad with Thai Dressing This is an incredibly simple salad but is jazzed up with a delicious Thai style …

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Abinger Cookery School recipes

Chargrilled leeks with a Romesco sauce Ingredients: 8 small leeks 3 tbsp olive oil Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely sliced Small handful of basil and parsley, roughly chopped Salt and pepper For the Romesco sauce: 1 dried red chilli, soaked in warm water …

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Discounted Dining In Dorking

Dorking diners can delight in a tasty discount at 19 participating establishments during August under the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 3rd and 31st August, diners will get a 50% discount on food and soft drinks (up to a maximum of £10 …

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Heirloom Fruit and Vegetables

Food writer Shirlee Posner looks into traditional varieties of fruit and vegetables Some chefs are proud of the provenance of their ingredients and its not unusual to see heritage or heirloom mentioned on menus particularly in reference to tomatoes. In the south east of England we are lucky to have …

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Shallot tarte tatin with goat’s cheese

David Gillott is the owner of Four Gables Group, which is based on a smallholding in Ashtead. In David’s Tarte Tatin, the gentle flavour of the shallots is a perfect partner to goat’s cheese – whether you choose a young, mellow cheese or a full-flavoured showstopper, these are going to …

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Why we should all eat south east seafood and where you can get it

With some of the UK’s most famous and beautiful coastline, the waters of south east England serve up not only a treat for tourists, but some of the best seafood in the country. Fishing vessels at some of coasts’ busiest fishing ports including Shoreham, Dover, Ramsgate and Whistable catch tonnes …

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