Citrus Notes, Food & Drink, Review, United Kingdom

Citrus tones at award winning Rajdani

Thousands of motor racing fans descend on the iconic Brands Hatch motor racing circuit in West Kingsdown, Kent in south east England each year to get a fix of adrenaline-filled, ear-busting bike, car and truck racing. Once the season starts, generally around March many of these petrol-heads with the noise of screaming exhausts still ringing […]

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Orange and Chocolate Muffins for Penshurst Farmers’ Market

As farmers’ market manager of the lovely Penshurst Farmers’ Market in the Weald area of west Kent, I have many roles to play; organiser, litter collector, diplomat, traffic collector and chief taster. These little treats were made for the charity tea stall at the first market of 2018 on Saturday, 6 January form 9.30 – […]

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Raising a glass at the Sloe Gin World Championships

Congratulations to George Shaw for taking top prize in this year’s Sloe Gin World Gin Championships, with a velvety smooth winning entry that the five judges found most appealing. My entry, made with sloes picked October 2016 and decanted only a week in advance of the competition, was scored in around tenth place from over […]

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Chef Bindu Patel living the spice life

Live life with more spice, says Bindu Patel on her Twitter profile (@ChefBee1120), and who could argue with that. Bindu works in the Michelin starred restaurant Gymkhana in Mayfair, London. Here, she shares her story with The Lemon Grove and some her recipes, all flavoured with a good squeeze of citrus! What’s it like to […]

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Summer menu excites at Hotel du Vin

Taking your taste buds into new, exciting, surprising places where your expectations are met and hopefully surpassed is essential when dining out. Menu choices should be exciting, teasing and desirable – making a choice from a list of ‘must haves’ should be a fun challenge. So it was at Hotel du Vin, the popular hotel […]

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Browsing cookery books at Borough Market

So what would you choose as your favourite go-to cookery or recipe book? This was one of the key questions put to a panel of four influential foodies working in the business including a writer, retailer, publisher and librarian. The debate was hosted by the fabulous Borough Market in south London, as a part of […]

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A deliciously creative mess of choc and choctails

Would you be tempted by goats cheese smothered in dark chocolate, or perhaps white berries with Bailey’s liqueur served in a dark chocolate tapas cup? Well I was and so found myself at Temper Temper, a delightful cookery school tucked away in Southborough, just north of Tunbridge Wells. The school has chocolate at its heart […]

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Citrus shines at Borough Market Cookbook Club

Asked to choose a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem book for a new cookbook club, I opted for Lemony Leek Meatballs, citrussy flavoured patties! Reasons why I choose that recipe, how I cooked it and what did I feel about using Ottolenghi’s and his foodie partner Sami Tamimi’s famed cookbook where to be shared amongst […]

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Choc master offers his tips for making flavoured caramel

Chocolate fans, expect to hear the name Barry Johnson a lot in the future. Barry, previously principal chocolatier at the mould breaking Rococo Chocolate and part of the Michelin Star winning brigade at the upmarket country house hotel Coworth Park in Berkshire, England is a well known name within his industry, and he’s is about […]

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