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Salmon and Broccoli Quiche

A rich and creamy quiche packed full of succulent salmon flakes and broccoli. Serve warm or cold with a crisp green leaf salad.     Ingredients: 250g shortcrust pastry 300g salmon fillets 200g small broccoli florets 4 large eggs 250ml double cream 100ml milk Salt and freshly ground black pepper 50g Cheddar cheese, finely grated […]

Beer of the Month

By Ted Bruning It would be unthinkable not to raise a glass of an American beer on our Transatlantic chums’ Independence Day, so let’s mark 4th July with an oddity from San Francisco. Anchor Steam, a 4.8% amber beer, has been brewed on and off at various locations in San Francisco since 1871, when it […]

Craft Beers

All the talk of “craft” brewing you hear these days has prompted some deep historical reflections in your correspondent, who has been of drinking age almost (but not quite) since Britain’s – and actually, the world’s – microbrewing revolution started in Selby, North Yorkshire, in 1972. In the UK, the microbrewers’ common intent was to […]

Rhubarb & Coconut Meringue Cake

There’s plenty of field grown rhubarb about this time of year and it’s perfect for pies, puddings and cakes. When buying choose firm plump stalks of rhubarb – avoid any that are floppy or bruised. Ingredients: 100g butter, softened 100g light soft brown sugar 2 medium eggs, beaten 50g self-raising flour 50g ground hazelnuts Zest […]

Beef Stew with Dumplings

This is a traditional and warming casserole which is ideal to serve to the family during the chilly winter months. Serve with steamed green vegetables such as broccoli, Savoy cabbage or green beans. Ingredients: FOR THE STEW 1kg braising steak, cut into chunks 2 tbsp seasoned flour 3 tbsp sunflower oil 2 large onions, peeled […]