Rhubarb, Rhubarb

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS A dear friend who grows his own vegetables gave me a big bundle of rhubarb and tells me that the vegetable which we cook as fruit was at one time worth several times the price of opium. The Chinese used the rhubarb root for medicinal purposes to aid digestion over 2700 years ago. It was introduced to Europeans in the 14th Century … Continue reading Rhubarb, Rhubarb

#NationalBBQWeek – Top 10 Recipes for Al-Fresco Dining

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS As the weather warms up we naturally want to spend more time outdoors and gardens come alive with the sound of people socialising as we fire up the BBQ.  Gone are the days though when we chucked a few sausages on the BBQ and stood around a wasp invested lawn balancing that burnt sausage on a flimsy paper plate and holding a … Continue reading #NationalBBQWeek – Top 10 Recipes for Al-Fresco Dining

Supporting #BritishTomatoWeek

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS Baked Feta with Tomatoes:  A delicious and beautiful starter that is simple to make, just place all ingredients into the oven.  Enjoy a glass of wine while you wait for the feta to soften and the tomatoes burst into a sweet mess. Ingredients: 250g feta 25 mixed cherry tomatoes halved 1 tsp crushed garlic ¼ small red onion thinly sliced 1½ tbsp … Continue reading Supporting #BritishTomatoWeek

The Hugo Cocktail

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS This is the perfect summer drink to serve guests during the warmer weather and BBQ season.  Deeply refreshing and very easy to make. Ingredients: 1 part gin A glass half-filled with ice Good splash of elderflower cordial Several mint leaves Lime wedge 3 parts Prosecco or any Brut sparkling wine (non-sweet) Soda water Method: Pour a generous measure of gin into a … Continue reading The Hugo Cocktail