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Up your ice-pop game with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing home-made popsicles, from wholesome and healthy to indulgent delights.A chilled popsicle, grabbed and shared round languorously from the freezer on a boiling hot day is a simple, nostalgic pleasure. These juvenile treats have clearly not lost their appeal amongst fun-loving adults, and recent trends have seen these childish ices transformed into something far more sophisticated, with fresh natural ingredients and gourmet flavours. Adults and children alike will adore Coconut, Mango and Passion Fruit ice pops a rainbow of colours and three of your five-a-day in the most enjoyable way. A stash of dairy-free Almond Milk, Honeycomb and Salted Chocolate Pops will always be welcome, while making Buttermilk, Rosewater, Raspberry and Pistachio Pops with whole raspberries set inside would be the most attractive end to any dinner party. It is remarkably easy to make these frozen treats at home, so stock up your freezer and have a posh popsicle ready for any occasion.
Fresh, healthy and delicious - 75 recipes will inspire you to nourish your body from the inside out with every delicious forkful. Take inspiration from countries all around the globe and whip up hearty salads that are nutritious and full of flavour. From Mediterranean recipes to Asian-inspired classics, salads have never been as popular. This vibrant book showcases beautifully balanced salads, with chapters covering Meat and Poultry, Fish and Shellfish, Dairy, Grains, Beans and Pulses, and Simply Fruits and Vegetables. Salads are ideal for light meals, and there are plenty of ideas here that can be made in advance and transported to the office or school. The book also contains midweek ideas that will please the whole family, as well as some impressive dishes that wouldn't be out of place at a dinner party. Sprouted seeds and micro greens are becoming increasingly popular, and are now readily available to buy, but Nicola goes the extra mile by showing you how to sprout seeds at home, so you will always have some on hand to throw into a speedy dish. With more and more people aspiring to eat healthier diets, and with such a large variety of fresh and interesting ingredients now readily available, there has never been a better time to experiment and discover some new favourites.
This is the perfect little gift for Scandi fans who want to bring some Nordic charm into their kitchen. With over 60 sweet and savoury recipes for all sorts of snacks, treats, fingerfood, bakes and pastries, it will provide plenty of inspiration for every occasion throughout the year.Doyenne of Danish baking, Trine Hahnemann, shares all her favourite treats in this cute cookbook so that you can make your own delicious cardamom buns, almond cookies, honey bombs, coconut macaroons and smoked salmon open sandwiches, among many others.
Brontë Aurell, owner of the ScandiKitchen Café in London, brings her famous flair to over 65 Scandinavian-style recipes that perfectly capture the joy of summer eating.In the warmer months we crave food that is often naturally lighter and nourishing. Scandinavians do summer food so well it is wholesome, flavoursome, simple to make and sumptuous to look at. In Scandinavian culture, eating well is all about lagom or balance everything in moderation. Try the tempting breakfast ideas such as Blueberry Porridge. Sharing plates such as Smoked Mackerel Rillettes with Rye Crisps are ideal for grazing, while satisfying larger plates include Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Hasselback Potatoes or Danish Plaice with Remoulade. The all-important cake and fika recipes include a Midsummer Strawberry Cake and Skinny Lemon Muffins. A classic Sourdough Rye Loaf and Seeded Crispbread with Dried Nettles are on offer in the breads chapter, and tempting desserts include a Swedish Mess with Cloudberries, plus there are some refreshing summer drinks to sip, such as a traditional aquavit cocktail. Also included are Brontës fascinating insights into Scandinavian summer traditions and celebrations.
Create a brand new dining experience in your own home with 75 recipes from MasterChef UKs Theo Michaels, presented as themed menus on stunning sharing boards. Here you will discover delicious food, presented with maximum visual appeal and designed to be shared by a group of people. Theo has been presenting his creative cooking this way at events of all sizes and styles for some time, his aim to create an interactive and relaxed dining experience that brings people together. Now he brings his unique vision to your home. Downsized to feed six to eight people and easily achievable, these exciting sharing menus are perfect for modern, communal eating. The book opens with a sharing board comprised of bought-in deli-style foods to get you started, with expert pointers on how to create a visually stunning presentation. Next, each of the themed boards is dedicated to one concept and features recipes as well as suggestions for aromatic and edible garnishes to help you create a feast for the eyes, senses and taste buds. Menus include a relaxed brunch, a summer picnic, a harvest celebration, an indulgent feast, treats to satisfy a sweet tooth, plus plenty for vegans, pescatarians and meat-lovers.
Over 60 recipes for skewered food to cook on open fires, barbecues and grills.Marcus Bawdon, bestselling author of Food and Fire, brings you further recipes to cook over the flames. This time round, they are all skewered on a variety of sticks: metal, wood, rosemary, lemongrass and bay, amongst others. Not only is this a quick and easy way to cook, but the skewers themselves can add flavour to the food that is cooked on them. And this method of cooking, with food brought close to the flames, produces a beautiful caramelised effect that tastes as good as it looks. Easy to prepare in advance, so there are no last-minute panics, skewers are perfect for entertaining, and this method can be used on everything from meat, fish and vegetables to fruit. Recipes come from around the world, and demonstrate the popularity of this way of cooking from South America (Chicken, pepper and chimichurri rojo skewers) to the Middle East (Fig and halloumi skewers), and Oceania (Prawn and pineapple skewers) to Europe (Grilled gnocchi skewers).
Unlock the secrets of fantastically flavoursome grills with Smoke and Spice.Whether you like your food fiercely hot or prefer gentler aromatic flavours, Valerie Aikman- Smith has created an enticing array of marinades, brines, butters, rubs and glazes to add flavour to your cooking, either outside on the grill or in your kitchen. Creative matching of seasonings help create exciting new taste sensations as well as tried and tested favourites from around the world. Nothing brings out the flavour in meat like a marinade, and it also tenderizes it and can keep it moist whilst cooking, too. Inspiration for Pork includes Sticky Smoky Baby Back Ribs and Blackberry and Sage Glazed Ham. Beef can be made even more mouth-watering when prepared with an African Smoke Rub or a Matahambre Marinade. Options for Lamb include a Pomegranate and Harissa seasoning or a Lavender Salt Rub, while, in the Poultry chapter, choose from Cherry-glazed Duck Skewers or Jamaican Jerk Chicken. For those who love the enticing aroma of grilled Fish, try Spiced Red Snapper with Chermoula or Grilled Lobsters with flavoured butters. Vegetarian options include Caramelized Beet Tatin with Marinated Goats Cheese while recipes for Desserts feature a tempting Sozzled Apricot Bruschetta with Orange Liqueur Cream.
Summer Cooking - first published in 1955 - is Elizabeth David's wonderful selection of dishes, for table, buffet and picnic, that are light, easy to prepare and based on seasonal ingredients.Elizabeth David shows how an imaginative use of herbs can enhance even the simplest meals, whether egg, fish or meat, while her recipes range from a simple salade niçoise to strawberry soufflé. Finally, Summer Cooking has chapters on hors d'oeuvres, summer soups, vegetables, sauces and sweets that are full of ideas for fresh, cool food all summer long.'Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read' Express on Sunday'Britain's most inspirational food writer' Independent'When you read Elizabeth David, you get perfect pitch. There is an understanding and evocation of flavours, colours, scents and places that lights up the page' Guardian'Not only did she transform the way we cooked but she is a delight to read' Express on SundayElizabeth David (1913-1992) is the woman who changed the face of British cooking. Having travelled widely during the Second World War, she introduced post-war Britain to the sun-drenched delights of the Mediterranean and her recipes brought new flavours and aromas into kitchens across Britain. After her classic first book Mediterranean Food followed more bestsellers, including French Country Cooking, Summer Cooking, French Provincial Cooking, Italian Food, Elizabeth David's Christmas and At Elizabeth David's Table.
Quench your thirst with more than 100 recipes for refreshing summer drinks including cooling punches, cocktails, mocktails and slushies.In the warmer months when the days are long and the evenings roll in slowly, there's nothing better than fixing a cool drink. From fruity and fresh to fierce and frozen, here you'll find an array of tasty tipples perfect for every summery occasion. If you're in the mood for dining al fresco, why not rustle up a zesty Caipirinha or minty Mojito for one to start the evening. And when the weekends play host to a livelier gathering, simply prepare a pitcher of Sangria to share or take refuge from the heat of the day with an ice-blended wine Frosé or a Strawberry Daiquiri. Whether you need a cocktail to impress or a mocktail to refresh, this vibrant collection is sure to inspire.
More than 65 recipes to take the hard work out of entertaining and bring a taste of sunshine to every day of the year.Here is the perfect collection of relaxed recipes to bring you that sunshine feeling every day of the year. Whatever the weather there's no excuse for throwing any old plate of food together it should be the reason why you take extra care so the meal can be a memorable one. Simple, fresh Mediterrean-style ingredients and fuss-free recipes equals the perfect solution to stylish entertaining at home, whether youre feeding a group or just that special someone... Try Lunch Al Fresco on warmer days. Offerings include grilled squid, chorizo and asparagus salad. Twos Company encourages you to really push the culinary boat out. Dust off the sauté pan, light the candles and rustle up an irresistible beef fillet with pea purée and hasselback potatoes! Eating is a communal activity, so in More the Merrier youll find plenty of ideas for easy boards and small plates to share. Finally, enjoy a leisurely catch up with hungry friends at the weekend and sit down to a banana and chocolate cake or a plate of honey and oat Anzac cookies at Teatime
What is a 'summer kitchen'? In Ukraine, it means a small cooking space located in the veg garden, away from the main house. Calling on fond childhood memories and countless conversations and cooking sessions, Olia Hercules shows how you can truly make the most of summery ingredients to create new, inventive and utterly delicious plates of food. Her recipes include burnt aubergine butter on tomato toast, sourdough garlic buns and poppyseed cake with elderflower and strawberries - each bite more delicious than the last.As you cook your way through generous salads, moreish mains and sweet delights, you'll discover a way of cooking that is both traditional and contemporary, because these techniques and flavour combinations have been handed down through generations, yet reworked for every home kitchen.Summer Kitchens also has a detailed chapter on fermentation, preserving and pickling (an ancient practice in Ukraine) that will inspire beginners and frequent picklers alike. It's a gorgeous way to discover sustainable, healthy and delicious food for the summer and beyond.
Whether youre chasing a wave, reaching for an endless summer or simply answering the call of the ocean, this book of bright and fresh recipes perfectly captures the spirit of the surf.From the reward of a nourishing post-surf brunch to the simple pleasure of sipping a sundowner by the shore, this collection of relaxed recipes will evoke memories of the salty air and the soothing effect of time spent by the ocean. Theres food here to enjoy from sunrise to sunset. Recipes include perfect ways to start each day from smoothie bowls to Baked Egg Hopper Pancakes with Avocado. Enjoy vibrant salads or zesty noodle bowls for lunch and then gather round the barbecue at dusk to cook delicious food to share, including Chilli Lime Chicken Kebabs, fish fresh from the days catch such as Sea Bass in a Salt Crust and desserts that celebrate fresh, ripe produce including a crowd-pleasing Grilled Rum-infused Pineapple with Coconut Ice Cream. These recipes are inspired by the cuisine from the best beaches and surf spots around the globe including Australia, California, Hawaii, Thailand, Indonesia and beyond.
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