Black Russian

Cocktails
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...}

Harvey Wallbanger

Cocktails
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

Cocktails
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...}

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...}

Thai Coconut Cream Bananas

Thai
September 9, 2011 Thai Coconut Cream Bananas a quick but impressive Thai dessert which is best served warm.  Although creamy this dish is not too sweet and of course contains all the benefits contained in Bananas - A and B6 Ingredients 5 Ripe Bananas 2 cups coconut milk (you can use the low fat variety) 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar {Tags: , , , } {More...}

Raspberry and Elderflower Fool

Desserts
July 31, 2011 Raspberry and Elderflower Fool Ingredients 2 cups/1lb 10oz/750g raspberries (defrosted if frozen),  plus extra to decorate 4 tbsp/60ml elderflower cordial                                                  4 tbsp/60g icing sugar plus extra to dust 2 cups/500ml double cream   In a food processor or with a hand blender crush the raspberries until smooth. Blend in the icing sugar and spoon 1tbsp/15g {Tags: , } {More...}