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Chicken with couscous and yoghurt

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A simple one-pot dish that you can make in just a few moments and then sit in the garden and chill, perfect for the long summer nights when you get in from work. And you only need one pan, eat straight from the pan and no plates. Or does that make it juts me who does not like to wash up.
You will need, 1tbsp oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
275ml/10floz chicken stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 chicken breasts
1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes
2tsp ground cinnamon
1tsp ground ginger
A handful of dried apricots
A handful of prunes
2tbsp clear honey
A bunch fresh coriander
200g dry easy cook couscous
Plain yoghurt

Get a large sauce pan or frying pan and star by frying of your onion, garlic and chicken breast in a little oil. Dice the chicken and opinions up as rustic as you want. Once the chicken has almost cooked and the opinions are nice and soft you can move to stage two.
Season with salt and pepper then add the toma…

STATE OF THE ART KITCHENS INSTALLED AT NEW NICK NAIRN COOKSCHOOL IN ABERDEEN

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May 2012
Nick Nairn’s long awaited Aberdeen Cook School opened this month with the latest state-of-the-art kitchens from Kitchens International. 
Located in a stunning listed building, formerly St Nicholas Kirk’s old church hall in the city centre, the Cook School has been a passionate desire of Nick’s for several years to cater for the demand for would-be cooks from the North East. Having already fitted out the original Nick Nairn Cook School in Stirlingshire, KI knew what makes a good cook school kitchen.
Enhancing original features such as carved mouldings and a stained glass window, made for an interesting kitchen design but the final result is a stunning cook school in an inspirational environment. The design is half industrial and half domestic to work as a cookschool but give people the feeling they are still in a domestic environment.
KI Designer Helen Taylor chose handleless frosty white Leicht cabinetry with a handleless rail so that it had a sleek, minimalist, linear look. The…

Greek lamb with orzo.

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Now how typical this dish is compared to a lot of Greek recipes is one thing but it is a close interpretation of a dish that I had once. The thing that you have to remember is that you seem to get a lot of spice and herbs in Greek cooking so lots of flavour.
You will need
1 tbsp vegetable oil 1kg/2lb 4oz chunky diced lamb shoulder
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
4 anchovy fillets
400g/14 oz chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
500ml/17fl oz chicken stock
200g/7oz orzo pasta
1 tbsp sherry vinegar
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
1 tbsp chopped oregano

Now if you have such a thing as a slow cooker then this is perfect for a slow long cook. Otherwise a long slow cook in the oven on or the stove top will do.
Start by heating the oil in a large casserole dish or sauce pan. Fry the lamb off until browned on all sides. Then add the onion and garlic, sliced into the dish. Fry this for about 10 minutes u…

PEPSI LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE FACEBOOK APP FOR 2012 “KICK IN THE MIX” GLOBAL

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30 May 2012

Pepsi unveil interactive Facebook app enabling users to star alongside the
Pepsi football athletes and DJ/producer Calvin Harris

Pepsi have announced the launch of their latest digital addition to the 2012
‘Kick in the Mix’ campaign, an innovative and sharable Facebook application,
which sees the world of music and football collide in a truly tailor-made
brand experience.

Pepsi’s interactive app follows the journey of the user moving through a VIP
party experience in which they meet, interact and hang out with the Pepsi
football stars, Agüero, Wilshere, Drogba, Lampard, Torres, Arshavin,
Podolski and five pre-selected Facebook friends along the way. The app
seamlessly pulls the users’ personal profile pictures in to the narrative,
featuring them throughout the video, making the experience unique for every
Pepsi fan and making them the star of the campaign.

The personalised functionality includes casting the user as a Remix DJ,
whose exclusive VIP party experience comes to life to Calv…

BeerandNow.co.uk Launches the UK's First Specialist World Beer Shop

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30 May 2012

Three Manchester based entrepreneurs have launched the UK's first niche
specialist world beers store.

Beginning as hobbyists and meeting through a shared love for enjoying the
best craft and independent beers, the three company founders noticed a
distinct lack of online retailers selling their favourite beers.

After years of research, sampling and sourcing the best the world's
independent and craft breweries had to offer the founders embarked on a
journey to find a way to deliver these beers directly to the door of anyone
in the UK.

A short time later BeerandNow.co.uk was born which now offers a
comprehensive and ever growing menu of the world's best beers at affordable
prices. 

The beers that we stock are almost impossible to find in a high street
store, and are even hard to find in specialist bars.  We have searched high
and low to secure the best distribution deals with the independent breweries
to ensure that our prices are the lowest in the UK.  We're confident enou…

Retailers back Red Tractor logo

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29 May 2012

The second Red Tractor labelling report reveals that retailers are using the
Red Tractor logo on a greater proportion of their British products than last
year – increasing from 66% to 70% this year. 

Building on the success of last year’s inaugural report, Red Tractor
Assurance has launched its latest labelling audit which analyses the use of
the Red Tractor logo on British own-label products in Produce, Dairy, Meat
and Bakery in UK retailers. The independent audit recognises best practice
and identifies missed labelling opportunities by category within each
retailer.

Richard Cattell, Head of Marketing, Red Tractor Assurance said:  “Following
the debate and thought stimulated by last year’s audit with UK retailers, I
am delighted to report progress over the last 12 months. This year we found
70% of British products surveyed carried the Red Tractor logo, an
improvement on 66% last year.”  

The Red Tractor logo can now be found on around £12 billion worth of food
and drink products at re…

Cash in on a Summer of Sport with Herta Hotdogs

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May 2012

In a move to help pubs capitalise on what is set to be a great summer for sport, professional catering equipment suppliers, JM Posner has put together a fantastic starter package for pubs looking towards additional revenue streams to add to bottom line profit margins.For just £485, publicans can get a countertop Herta Hotdog machine and four cases of Herta Hotdogs (168 sausages) which when sold for just £3 each will recoup the cost of the machine.
This summers sporting spectacular is the ideal opportunity for pubs to cash in on increased footfall, through themed menu for the Olympics, a football themed promotion for the European Championships or additional bar snacks to cater for hungry customers not wanting to take their eyes off the on-screen action.
The package provided by JM Posner provides all but the bun and sauce, allowing an establishment to start providing customers with something they will love in time for the summer. What’s more, further cases of Herta hotdogs are a…

Macedonian pickled aubergines

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Another Greek influenced recipe for you today. Most of the Mediterranean countries have this tradition of pickling vegetables and I do not know why we do not do more of our own. Once you have done it once you will wounded why you have never done it before.
Ingredients 1kg/2¼lb aubergines a few celery leaves 1 bunch spring onions 120ml/4fl oz extra virgin olive oil 10g/½oz garlic 25ml/1fl oz lemon juice salt and pepper
To get things started bring a large pan of water to the boil. Drop in the aubergines and let them boil them for about 10 minutes, until they feel soft when you prick them with a small knife. Make sure that there is plenty of room in the pan for them to move around and turn them as they need to be cooked evenly. 
Remove them from the water and let them drain. The best way is to hang them from the washing line and let the water drip off.
Now in another small pan blanch the celery leaves and the spring onions for a few minutes, then drain the water.
Bring the aubergines i…

Red onion shortbread

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If you like cheese scones then you will like this, a savoury snack that has a little more than just a cheese and onion to it. It is a just different and I think a welcome thing to fine in your lunch box if you fancy a change from the standard range of things that you normally get , so give it a go.
You will need 1 tbsp olive oil
2 red onions
330g/11½oz plain flour
200g/7oz cold butter
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 egg yolks
125g/4½oz pecorino cheese

Now you need to dice your onions and fry them off so they are nice and soft , but do not let them get brown . Just sweat them off with the oil for about 15 minutes so they are nice and soft.
Now line a backing tray with some greaseproof paper. Then get the blend the flour and butter together so you get a fine breadcrumb finish, you can do this in a food processor if you like. Season with salt and pepper then add the egg yolks, cheese and cooked red onions. Then mix this together to make a dough.
Now set your oven to 1…

CALLING MEN OF GREAT BRITAIN – FIRE UP YOUR BBQ AND BEAT THE BIG C

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25 May 2012

In gardens all around the UK this summer men will congregate around the
grill marvelling over their sausages. What men don’t love talking about
though is their health and yet each year there are 37,400 men diagnosed with
a male specific cancer.

Orchid, the male cancer charity, and celebrity chefs, the Fabulous Baker
Brothers (Tom and Henry Herbert) are calling on men across the UK to fire up
their BBQ’s and get their bangers out this June or anytime during the summer
months to host their own ‘Big BBQ’ and raise awareness of male cancer.

With plenty of occasions to get the great British Summer underway, such as
National BBQ Week (May 28th – June 3rd 2012), the Diamond Jubilee bank
holiday weekend (2nd June – 5th June 2012) and Father’s Day (Sunday 17th
June),  Orchid’s ‘Big BBQ’ initiative aims to get men fired up about their
health and encourage them to get together with family, friends and
colleagues during June to be the BBQ King and raise much needed funds for
Orchid as well as awar…

Justin 'Brie-ber' Voted Cheesiest Celeb

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25 May 2012

Justin Bieber, Peter Andre and Dale Winton have achieved ‘legendairy’ status
by being voted the cheesiest celebs in a recent poll by Pilgrim’s Choice.
Other stinkers include Tom ‘extra mature’ Jones, Alexandra Burke,
troublesome duo ‘Ched-ward’ and TOWIE’s Mild Joey Essex.

The celebs making it onto the cheeseboard:

1. Justin Brie-ber
2. Peter Andre
3. Dale Winton
4. Tom Jones
5. Joey Essex
6. Jedward
7. Alexandra Burke
8. Tom Cruise
9. Nicole Sherzinger
10. Katie Price

But it seems cheese and glitz could now go hand-in-hand following a new
culinary craze of pimping up the ‘grate’ British sandwich.  Spreading its
way down the red carpet and injecting some serious glamour into our
lunchtime; make way for the ‘Glamwich’!

Pilgrim’s Choice research has shown one in five consumers are now adding
fancy fillings to make their lunch more exciting  and taking lunch making to
an alluring new level:

• One third (32%) of all consumers use high-quality cheese to add glamour to
a sandwich
• A fifth (21%) buy m…

The Famous Diamond Jubilee Queen Cake Sculpture

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25 May 2012

The famous Diamond Jubilee Queen Cake, which appeared with Holly and Phil on
ITV This Morning, The Graham Norton Show and the Ideal Home Exhibition, has
finally come to rest in its home town of Sydenham, London. It can be seen in
our fabulous cake showroom.

The news is that The Cake Store has since been invited to create an amazing
display of cakes in Harrods Knightsbridge store window to commemorate The
Queens Diamond Jubilee.

We have also just launched a brand new, amazing website, with over 900
celebration cakes that can be personalised to suit any occasion. We have
some wonderful ideas for street party cakes.
Being a small business, with a very enthusiastic team, please help us by
reviewing our new website and helping us let people know…..I’m afraid we can
only afford to pay for generous write-ups in cake!

Two things you need for a Greek menu , Tzatziki and Marinated feta.

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Here are two quick and easy things to make that you have a side dip or dish if you are doing a Greek night . 
Tzatziki
For this you will need
350g/12oz Greek yoghurt 1 cucumber 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 cloves of garlic, grated finely dash of extra virgin olive oil Paprika
First peal and scoop out the seed from the cucumber then grate it into a cloth. Squeeze out all the excess liquid from the cucumber then put it in a bowl . 
Now add to the cucumber, yoghurt, lemon juice and garlic and mix it all together. Then season with dash of olive oil and sprinkle with paprika. Perfect for dipping things in.
Nowfor the marinated feta cheese take
350g/12oz feta 120ml/4fl oz extra virgin olive oil The Zest of a unwaxed lemon 2 tsp freshly chopped oregano 1 tsp cracked black pepper
This is eavn easyer , cut the feta into even squares and place in a bowl. Then pour over the olive oil , then the lemon zest, oregano and cracked black pepper.
Toss this all together and let it marinate for 2 hours min…

FREE LOVE YOUR LOAF PARTY PLANNING TOOLKIT TO HELP YOU CELEBRATE IN STYLE

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24 May 2012

Research by the Flour Advisory Bureau (FAB) reveals that one in six Brits
are planning to organise, or help to organise, at least one more party than
usual this summer.  The Love Your Loaf research also revealed that more than
half of Brits prefer to do a buffet than a sit down meal when celebrating.

Planning for the perfect buffet has now been made simple thanks to the
free-to-download Love Your Loaf party planning toolkit launched on
www.fabflour.co.uk today

Toolkit author Catherine Borowski of top London event company Produce says,
“The FAB research shows that the top three worries for Brits planning a
party this year are the weather, the cost of hosting a party and how much
preparation is involved. While we can’t do much about the weather, my FAB
Love Your Loaf party planning toolkit will help make the preparation easier.


The Love Your Loaf research reveals that nation’s top three menu choices for
party buffets are sandwiches (68%), sausage rolls and cocktail sausages.…

CELEBRATE THE BANK HOLIDAY BARBECUE BONANZA WITH WING YIP

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24 May 2012

This summer make the most of the additional bank holiday to celebrate the
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by inviting friends and family round and firing-up
the barbecue.

The UK’s leading Oriental grocer, Wing Yip can help you spice-up your dishes
to create a barbecue spread fit for a Queen!

From creating marinades that sizzle on the barbecue to adding intense
flavours to your accompanying salads, Wing Yip delivers an Oriental twist to
your food that will impress your guests.

Mr Wing Yip, founder and Chairman of the Oriental grocery empire, said:
"Preparing food to be cooked on the barbecue couldn’t be easier – our sauces
are perfect for marinating, glazing and dipping, and promise intense
flavours from the Far East to liven-up meat, fish and vegetables.”

Recipes are available from the Wing Yip recipe library at
www.wingyipstore.co.uk each one has easy to follow instructions and an
ingredients listing.

Wing Yip is the UK’s leading Chinese grocer, with stores in Birmingham,
Manchester, C…

Jubilee party preparations just got easy with Cherry Menlove’s first eBook

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24 May 2012

‘Easy Jubilee: How to Create the Perfect Party’ is available on 24th May
from all major online retailers

24th May 2012:  Cherry Menlove, has this week released her very first ebook:
‘Easy Jubilee: How to Create the Perfect Party’, a simple to use guide,
which is available to download for £1.99 from Thursday, 24th May. With
everything you need to make a memorable Jubilee celebration for friends and
family, the eBook covers three key ingredients for hosting the perfect party
- how to create and decorate delicious Jubilee-themed cupcakes, how to make
gorgeous homemade deluxe bunting - perfect as a gift or to re-use time and
time again, as well as games and activities to entertain children on the
day. The eBook provides easy-to-follow steps and stunning photography for a
little inspiration. Guaranteed to make organising your Jubilee celebrations
both fun and memorable, ‘Easy Jubilee’ is one of its publisher, W&N an
imprint of Orion’s, first eBooks to have totally unique c…

Award winning caterers choose Heterarchy to design their first Restaurant

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22 May 2012

Five Rivers Catering Group, the award winning event caterers in Punjabi
cuisine, launched their first restaurant in Walsall which offers both dining
and banqueting within its purpose built home. For this exciting new venture
they chose Heterarchy to design of their dining area and bar as the company
able to deliver on their mission statement with the interiors:
"Compromise nothing; deliver everything"

And Heterarchy have certainly delivered. Within the exposed brick shell of
the building, which is in itself characterful, materials have been carefully
chosen to create a sense of luxury whilst providing an intimate feel within
what is quite a large space.

As you enter the building, into a small lounge area, upholstered wall panels
with bronze finish framing act as a backdrop for the free-standing curved
bench seats, creating the look of fixed seating but with added flexibility.
Attention to detail is everywhere, from the delicate crackled paint finish
to the carefully balanced t…

Food festival adds flavour to Caerphilly!

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22 May 2012

Caerphilly Town Centre will host its first Food Festival on 26th May,
offering delicious smells, sizzling sounds at food stalls through the town,
and a feast of entertainment for all ages, making a great family day out.

Caerphilly town centre will be closed to traffic for the day as the bustling
food market lines the streets with tantalising treats for the tongue
available from a variety of stalls. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the
skating tomato and the mad chefs!

Foodies on a family day out will be in their element as cookery
demonstrations accompany the festival, offering inside information on how
produce is made and how to improve your own culinary skills. The Visit
Caerphilly Centre will be host to the feature cookery programme, packed with
chefs and producers presenting their creative cuisine.

There will also be opportunity for audience participation! With German cake
creation, cheese and butter making, cake decorating, cake pops, and
chocolate tempering to name just a few …

Hotel Du Vin reveals fresh new menus

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22 May 2012

Hotel du Vin has announced the launch of a new lunch menu and a revised à la
carte menu.

The new lunch menu offers one, two or three courses, as well as a selection
of salads, sandwiches and tartines, giving diners the flexibility to enjoy
Hotel du Vin’s delicious cuisine even when time is short. 

The new à la carte menu retains its great grill section with delicious dry
aged steaks that have been matured for at least 28 days, but returns to the
classics of French bistro dining in its choices for all courses. On the
reverse of the à la carte menu Hotel du Vin's Wine and Spirit Director Ronan
Sayburn has hand-picked a selection of eighty great wines for all palates
and purses. This allows the diner to make a quicker wine choice if desired,
but the full Hotel du Vin expansive wine list of 500 vintages is still
available to choose from. The new dessert menu also helpfully suggests wine
or digestif pairings.
Signature dishes for the new menu are as follows:

To start:  French Onion Soup …

Bordeaux – in the Pink !

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22 May 2012

Summer is just around the corner ! Lunch on the terrace, drinks in the
sunshine, delicious summery salads… If you’re looking for the perfect wine
to fit the mood – try a delicious rosé from Bordeaux !

Figure it out…

Bordeaux rosé is on the up! Nowadays, five times more rosé is made in
Bordeaux than 20 years ago (61,000 hectolitres in 1990, compared with
250,000 hectolitres in 2011). 28 million bottles are produced and sales have
risen by 9%. Bordeaux is now one of the top producers of AOC rosé.

A little knowledge…

Rosé wine isn’t just a blend of red and white ! Rosé is made from the juice
of red- or black-skinned grapes, extracting just a little colour from the
skins. In Bordeaux, there are two ways of making rosé : there are rosés from
red/black grapes pressed specifically to make rosé wines, and rosés de
saignée made from juice run off from a red wine tank before too much colour
has been extracted from the skins (this has the side-effect of making the
red wine richer). …

Return of The Booze Cruise

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22 May 2012

British booze cruise predicted to make resurgence in 2012.

The worsening crisis in the Eurozone will reignite interest in the cross
Channel booze cruises as consumers take advantage of the weakening Euro and
load up on bargains, according to new research from trade magazine Off
Licence News (OLN).

The combination of economic factors coupled with the UK’s Summer of events -
Queen’s jubilee, European football championships and the 2012 games – will
motivate consumers to travel to find the best value. Rosie Davenport, Editor
at Off Licence News said, "The real savings come if you're buying in for a
big gathering, so people planning Jubilee parties or summer weddings, will
be particularly tempted."

In 2010, large UK-based retailers including Sainsbury’s and Tesco closed
their Calais warehouse stores as exchange rates made booze cruises less
attractive and prices fell in UK supermarkets. But as the Euro continues to
weaken against the pound, the trend could see a resurgence.

The…

BRITISH ASPARAGUS TO GO FOR £50 A BUNCH AT AUCTION

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22 May 2012

BRITISH ASPARAGUS AUCTION SET FOR RECORD BREAKING WORLDWIDE BIDS

ASPARAGUS TO REACH £50 A ROUND THIS WEEKEND

The world-famous asparagus auctions take place this weekend and
international interest is focused on the sleepy Worcestershire village of
Bretforton and the National Trust’s Fleece Inn where they are being held.

This year’s appalling weather conditions has resulted in a scarcity of the
vegetable – the British Asparagus Festival had to be cancelled earlier this
month due to a lack of availability. This has led to a huge increase in
interest in the asparagus auctions and the organisers are expecting record
bids this year.

As well as phone bids from as far afield as America, the village is gearing
up for a much bigger influx of buyers than usual attending the auctions in
person on 27th May. Vale of Evesham asparagus is renowned for being the
tastiest in the world and is highly sought after this year.

Colin Jelfs, auctioneer at the event the asparagus, explains:

“In a normal year, we…

Personalised Wine, Spirits & More At GoneDigging

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22 May 2012

Sick and tired of giving the same old wine or spirit to friends and
relatives for their birthday, anniversary, wedding, graduation or retirement
celebration? Consider personalised wine and spirit gifts, and you’ll be
dubbed the “fabulous gift-giver”. Leading personalised gifts site
www.gonedigging.co.uk has oodles of wine gifts and spirits gifts up for
grabs...

Now, you can give, or rather create, a bottle of personalised wine,
personalised champagne, personalised whisky – the list goes on – complete
with their name plus a thoughtful message on the bottle label. Not only are
these gifts appealing, but they’re a masterpiece to be kept and displayed
for years to come. You can choose to have the bottle delivered on its own,
in a premium silk-lined gift box, or even send an accompanying personalised
card.

Whether you’re raising your profile, saying thank you or celebrating a
success, personalised bottles of wine and spirits make truly standout gifts,
suitable for birthdays, weddings and a w…

Give your cooking a luxurious twist with Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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New Spanish oil offers premium quality at affordable price 
If you only ever crack out the extra virgin olive oil to drizzle over the odd salad or dress a dinner party dish, you might be surprised to learn that people across the Mediterranean use extra virgin oil for all their everyday cooking needs – from marinades and casseroles to shallow frying, and everything else in between.
And now British food lovers can also use extra virgin oil in their everyday cooking, thanks to the launch of Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil – a premium, single variety extra virgin oil coming soon to a Tesco store near you, offering great value for money compared to other extra virgin oils on the market.
Unlike blended extra virgin olive oils, which are created from a mix of different olive varieties, new Hojiblanca Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Andalusia in Spain is created using only the eponymous olive variety Hojiblanca – meaning ‘white leaf’ – so that it has a smooth, distinctive, high-quality taste and …

New audio course on healthy living choices now available

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23 May 2012

Advice on healthy living from five international health experts is now
available in the home, office or car, through the Healthy Living Choices
Audio Course website  Five full-length audio programmes are available as CDs
or for immediate download, featuring top experts in diet, exercise,
lifestyle, and nutrition for only $47.

The audio courses feature five internationally-known writers, speakers and
experts in their fields.  They are:

Biochemist Dr James Carlson, who has helped thousands of people get rid of
high cholesterol, hypertension, and Type 2 diabetes,  and author of
‘Genocide: How Your Doctor’s Dietary Ignorance Will Kill You.’

Cellular nutrition specialist Dr Darren Wayne , pioneer in the areas of
cellular nutrition and holistic medicine, and  author of the popular books,
‘Organic Panic’ and ‘80 Health Myths Busted.’

Dr .Denise Lamothe, weight-loss analyst, eating disorder expert, and  author
of the critically-acclaimed ‘The Taming of The Chew’ and the newly-released
‘The Appet…

Non-Alcoholic Adult Drink with Sensorial Effects Hits the UK

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23 May 2012

Non-Alcoholic Adult Drink with Sensorial Effects Launches 30th May

ABOUT THE EVENT

ZEO, a brand new non-alcoholic drink created specifically for adults and
which delivers unique sensorial effects, will be launching later this year.

ZEO will be celebrating its launch at County Hall this 30th May 2012 with
the one and only Jonny Woo - our host for the evening - for a wonderfully
unusual evening of exquisite mixology, perfect food and acts to match.

A host of unique acts will dance, sing, strip and entertain their way
through your evening including Bruce Airhead (the metamorphosis of a man and
a six-foot balloon) and Count Fettucini (a well respected UK and
International Burlesque act. Fettucini utilizes circus skills and comedy to
add a truly unique twist to the Art of Burlesque Striptease) as well as Le
Gateau Chocolat, Ursula Martinez and many more surprises!

Please RSVP for this seated experience and discover the unique ZEO sensorial
effects for yourself.
It’s like nothing you’ve ever …

French Demand Lessons In British Cookery

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23 May 2012

May 2012

FRENCH DEMAND 'RESTRO' TASTE OF THE UK

BRITISH COOKERY SCHOOL IN FRANCE TEACHES FRENCH HOW TO COOK SIX DECADES OF
‘NAFF’ DINNER PARTY FAVES

A cookery school in France, run by a British husband-and-wife team, is
launching a course to teach the French how to cook! The Jubilee and the
Olympics have inspired a taste for all things British in France.

CookInFrance owners, Jim and Lucy Fisher, have received numerous requests
from French clients wanting to learn how to cook British food.

Launching over the Jubilee weekend, and continuing throughout the summer, is
the British Restro (retro restaurant) Course. People will be able to learn
how to make  a contemporary take on classic dishes from each of the six
decades our Queen has reigned:

The menu comprises:

50s

Cocktail: Babycham with Glacé Cherry Spherification, Pink Gin Fizz

60s

Canapés: Coronation Chicken/ Cheese & Pineapple Sticks/ Mini Quiche
Lorraine, Mini Spam Fritters


70s

Starter: Prawn Cocktail Fondue

80s

Fish Dish: Sal…

Baklava

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A baklava is a sort of layered filo pastry pie or tart. You can have them sweet as far as I know or savoury, with any number of fillings. Now I have seen this sort of thing a few times, so this is my interpretation of the dish so I hope that you like it.
You will need 2-3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 onions, sliced
600g/1lb 4oz feta cheese
450g/1lb baby spinach leaves
100g/3½oz pistachios,
Salt and freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg
150g/5½oz unsalted butter, melted
20 sheets filo pastry

First to make you filling , heat some oil in a pan and then slice the opinions . Slice the onions and add them to the pan letting them cook on a high heat so they start to go just go brown. Then take then of the heat and it to a bowl. While the onions are cooking roughly chop up the pistachio nuts.
Add the onions the feta, spinach and pistachios and with a spoon work this all together. The soiach will start to wilt with the heat of the onions and the cheese will just start to melt and …

Keep the Cocktails flowing!

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If you want to make a feature out of your cocktail offering then what better statement than with a free flowing fountain that will be the centrepiece of your establishment.
Perfect for private parties, or for creating a memorable atmosphere, the stunning fountain from JMPosner keeps your cocktails flowing, and will have your customers coming back for more.
With a capacity of 15 litres you can be assured of keeping your drinks flowing throughout your evening, whilst an illuminated central column and transparent dome will allow you to showcase your cocktails in their best light.
Producing the perfect cocktail can take time and precision, therefore by being able to prepare in bulk prior to the evening, and with the reassurance that by constantly moving the liquid through the fountain it never looks stale, your staff will be able to focus their time on other areas.
Whether you going for a classic Martini or an adventurous Tequila Sunrise, this fountain can help turn your event into a me…