Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Ingredients: 125 dry rice noodles 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil 1 large shallot finely diced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped or grated 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste (store bought) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric – optional pinch cardamom- optional 400ml can coconut milk 250ml chicken broth (or use water and one chicken stock cube) 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper (optional … Continue reading Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Apple Berry Sangria

Ingredients: 750ml bottle red wine such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon 60ml brandy 120ml tart cherry juice 2-3 tablespoons agave syrup 1 large apple chopped or sliced 1 cup blueberries 2 cups cherries pitted and halved Method: Add all ingredients for the sangria to a large pitcher and stir well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours (or overnight) the longer the sangria … Continue reading Apple Berry Sangria

Fizzy Grapefruit Margarita

Ingredients: 90ml freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice, about 1/2 large grapefruit  30ml fresh lime juice, about 1 large lime  45ml silver tequila  15ml orange liqueur, such as triple sec or Grand Marnier  Splash club soda 1-part kosher salt 1-part granulated sugar  Lime wedges, for garnish  Small grapefruit wedges, for garnish  Ice Method: Begin by preparing the glass: Place the sugar and salt on a small … Continue reading Fizzy Grapefruit Margarita

Dorset Apple Cake

Ingredients: 225g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 450g Bramley apples Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon 225g caster sugar 3 large eggs 225g self-raising flour 2 tsp baking powder 25g ground almonds 1 tbsp demerara sugar Icing sugar for dredging Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan160°C/gas 4. Grease a deep 23-24cm springform cake tin and line with baking paper. Peel, core and … Continue reading Dorset Apple Cake

Sri Lankan Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry

Ingredients: 200g cashews 2 tbsp olive oil 500g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 onion, chopped ginger, a thumb-sized piece, chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed 2 green chillies, deseeded and chopped 400g coconut milk (tin) 1 cinnamon stick 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 lime, juiced a small bunch of coriander, roughly chopped Sri Lankan Curry Powder 4 cardamom pods, seeds extracted, … Continue reading Sri Lankan Chicken & Cashew Nut Curry