Black Russian

September 30, 2011 The Back Rusian cocktail first appeared in 1949  and is attributed to Gustave Tops, a Belgian barman, who created it at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels in honor of Perle Mesta, then U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg. Ingredients ¾ oz. coffee liqueur such as Kahlua or Tia Maria ½ oz. Vodka Method Pour the ingredients into the old fashioned glass filled with ice cubes. Stir gently. A {Tags: , , , , , , , } {More...}

White Russian

A White Russian Cocktail does not originate from Russian but is named so because of the main ingredient being vodka.  Kahlúa is the brand of coffee liqueur most commonly associated with White Russians but Tia Maria gives a good flavour too. Ingredients 1 fluid ounce coffee flavored liqueur (Tia Maria or Kahlúa) 1 fluid ounce vodka {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger – This cocktail is reported to have been in 1952 by mixologist Donato ‘Duke’ Antone (Paolantonio), the brother-in-law of New York state Senator Carlo Lanzillotti.  It is usially served with ice in a tall glass. Ingredients 5ml (3 parts) Vodka 15ml (1 part) Galliano 90ml (6 parts) fresh orange juice Method Put all the ingredients {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Sidecar Cocktail

A Sidecar is a cocktail which originated in either London or Paris during the first world war and is accredited to an American Army Captain who named it after the and named after the motorcycle sidecar in which he travelled to the bistro where the drink originated. Ingredients  The Original from Harry’s Bar – Paris 1 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Chicken Livers pan fried with apple and onion

Chicken Livers pan fried with apple and onion is a cheap and tasty dish and is  a food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of  Thiamin, Zinc, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Protein.  Serve it with creamy mashed potatoes and vegetable or rice for a hearty meal. {Tags: , , , , , , } {More...}

No-bake Apricot Squares

No-bake cakes
September 28, 2011 No-bake Apricot Squares are easy to make with no baking required and are a healthy option for picnics and packed lunches Ingredients 175 g/6 oz/1 small can evaporated milk 15 ml/1 tbsp clear honey 45 ml/3 tbsp apple juice 50 g/2 oz soft brown sugar 50 g/2 oz sultanas or raisins 225 g/8 oz ready-to-eat {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Ginger and Lemon Crunch Cake

No-bake cakes
Ginger and Lemon Crunch Cake is so easy to make  a no bake cake which is simply delicious.  This recipe serves 12 and is great for childrens parties or coffee mornings. Ingredients 50g (8oz) ginger biscuits 125g (4oz) butter, melted 200ml (7fl oz) double cream 397g tin condensed milk Zest and juice of 2 lemons {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Hand-made Pasta

Hand-made Pasta is easy to make and can be cut or formed into various shapes.  You can freeze the dough so that you will have it to hand whenever you want to make a quick pasta meal. Ingredients 2 cups flour 3 teaspoons salt 3 eggs (beaten) 1 tablespoon olive oil   Method Into a {Tags: , , , , , } {More...}

Ragù di carne – Bolognese Meat Sauce

Ragù di carne or Bolognese Meat Sauce this is a classic recipe from northern Italy and can be served with the pasta of your choice.  It is easy to make although the cooking time is quite long.  This dish freezes well. Ingredients 500 g (1.1 lb) Minced beef 80 ml (3 fl oz) Extra virgin {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Salmon and Lettuce Mousse

Salmon and Lettuce Mousse is easy to make but can look impressive, if presented well on a well dressed plate, on a buffet table for social occasions and summer parties. Ingredients ½ an Iceberg lettuce ½ pint dry white wine Salt and pepper 4oz (1oo g) cream cheese 8oz (225g) fresh salmon ½ pint (280 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}