Celebrations

A Mere Trifle?

A mere trifle?

A Trifle fit to grace your Christmas table – Ginger and Poached Pear Trifle with Muscovado Custard and Syllabub Cream.

Ginger and Poached Pear Trifle with Muscovado Custard and Syllabub Cream

This is no mere trifle I can assure you. Even those of  you usually distressed by  the very thought of a trifle will find comfort in this rendition (apologies to Pascal, Pensee no. 136 (Pascal 1932)).   Continue reading

Muscovado Pavlova with maple cream, poached plums, fresh figs and blackberries, topped with maple caramelized pecans

IMG_4504 Muscovado Pavlova with Poached and Fresh Fruits.

Comfort, generosity and togetherness are the themes for Christmas 2017. Encapsulating these ideas perfectly , this sumptuous dessert is a joy to behold and to eat.  Warmth of flavour is its storyline, provided by the two varieties of muscovado sugar in the soft mallowy meringue; the vanilla, winter spices and bay leaves in the red wine poaching syrup; and the addition of maple syrup to the sweetened cream topping. Continue reading

Launch Day -At Home in Cumbria – A Recipe Book

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‘At Home in Cumbria, A Recipe Book’, is written as a fundraiser for Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland who this year celebrate twenty years of caring for people with life limiting illnesses in their own homes.  Over 125 delicious recipes each inspired by the flavours of Cumbria and often using traditional ideas with a modern twist, ‘At Home in Cumbria’, celebrates Cumbrian food at its best.  In between the recipes are food stories from twenty Seven artisan and award wining Cumbrian food producers from the region.    Continue reading