Introducing Chicken Tinola, a favourite dish of the Philippines and a taste of our childhood. This soupy stew is great for restoring one's health - homemade chicken stock is key. Onions, garlic and ginger are added before being topped up with chicken and veg. Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice for an immune-boosting dish that is flavoursome, soothing and warming.
This is one of my favourite lunches. Fresh, satisfying, filling and unbelievably simple! The ingredients are very simple; 1 bag Mixed salad 2 handfuls Cherry tomatoes 2 handfuls Mozzarella 1 Avocado 2tbsp Pesto (ideally home made, but the fresh stuff from the fresh pasta aisle will do!) 4tsbp Olive oil Juice of 1 lemon... Read more
Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.
Pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms. One of our best low GI veggie mains: silky pappardelle and chestnut mushrooms seasoned with garlic and sage. Try topping with parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) for an easy mid-week meal.
Hollingsworth Iced Tea cocktail: A simple, refreshing gin cocktail from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings restaurant. Just mix gin with Creme de Peche, a little Earl Grey tea and some lemon juice to make one of our favourite alcoholic ice teas.