What better way to celebrate St George’s Day than with a glass of English fizz? From Camel Valley to Chapel Down, winemakers on this side of the Channel are increasingly proving they can produce elegant whites, rosés and sparkling wines. Here are three of our favourite homegrown wine trips:
The base for this chowder can be made in advance if you’re pushed for time. Simply add the prawns and haddock and reheat.
A good pork pie is an English summer necessity. A favourite family snack, lasts well in the fridge and is easily portable for a picnic, there are no meals where a pork pie is not appropriate. A little harder to make, but definitely worth the effort to celebrate St George’s Day! Finish with a dash of English mustard.
Serve the leftovers cold the next day with a green salad, or pack up in a lunchbox for a midweek lunchbox treat. What would you serve with this tart?
This is a great sofa-supper. A mix of beef and pork makes juicier meatballs – buy from the butcher’s then you’ll avoid having to get big packs. Serve the meatballs and sauce with cooked spaghetti for a more traditional italian dish.
We try lots of new things here at olive. New ingredients, new dishes, new drinks and new anything food or drink based. So as not to completely disgrace ourselves by admitting how much the whole office has consumed this week, here’s most of what Lulu has eaten last week, and over the holiday weekend.
Making the filling for this is a bit of a leap of faith but always works. The acid in the lemon juice thickens the cream, and chilling the tart sets it further. Don’t take it out of the fridge too early. You can skip the chocolate layer for a quicker pudding, but it does help the pastry stay crisp.
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