Category: Recipes

Chef’s Demonstration at The Mango Tree

Mango Tree, 46 Grosvenor Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7EQ Tel: 020 7823 1888 With Father’s Day looming and mothers and children trying to think of that elusive ‘thing’ to give Dad it’s just as well that The Mango Tree has come up with what I consider to be a great option. Had you thought of

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Three Things to Do With Truffle Oil

Three Things to Do With Truffle Oil | Neil Hennessy-Vass

First of all if you have never used Truffle Olive Oil then there are a few things you need to know.  It is extremely strong in taste a little goes a long way.  Try a bit at a time – add more if you like what you taste.  Also it is sold in a few

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Spice Way

Fruit Infusions © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Spice Way   Here’s an intriguing thought how about getting your daily fruit in a cup?  Well it’s possible with Spice Way.  A very simple but neat idea that unites a warm refreshing drink with a healthy lifestyle.  Or how about freshly blended herbs ready to use and amaze your friends and family with new

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Sausages and Mash

          Sausages!  A great summer BBQ staple, a cheap night in, married with mash potato a comfort food like no other.  Sausages are one of Britain’s favourite foods and are available in many shapes and sizes to suit all tastes.  I have been taking a closer look at what’s around and

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Flying Toad in the Hole

Flying Toad in the Hole © Neil Hennessy-Vass

  Tradition meets Game     Here is a splendid recipe inspired by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Flying Toad in the Hole with a slight variation involving venison and apricots.  It really should be called Game in the Hole.  The weather now knocking at the door is telling our bodies to tuck into something rich and hearty

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Kernow Sausages

Bratworst Sausages © Neil Hennessy-Vass

Very tasty sausages The Kernow Sausage Company       This week is British sausage week and what better way to celebrate than with a passionately made artisan brand like Kernow Sausages.  Based in Tragony on the Roseland peninsular in Cornwall they rear all their own pigs on the farm.  In fact they

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French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup | Neil Hennessy-Vass

Serves 4-6 This lovely wholesome soup is a meal in its self.  An absolutely wonderful bowl of goodness on a cold winter’s day and if you were feeling really indulgent you might provide two slices of melted cheese on toast for each serving! Ingredients 6 large onions 2 litres beef stock (stock cubes will work

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Thai Chilli Crab Tarts

Thai Chilli Crab Tarts | Neil Hennessy-Vass

Ingredients 500g Ready made short crust pastry 75g Grated Parmesan Cheese 225ml Double Cream 2 Eggs 2 Tins of White Crab Meat (170g each) 4 Red Chillies 3cm Fresh Ginger Grated Squeeze of Lemon Grass Paste 8-10 Spring Onions Roll out the pastry to quite a large size and sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese all

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Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup | Neil Hennessy-Vass

Ingredients 4 Large Leeks 1 Onion 1 Large Potato 3 Pints of Vegetable Stock 1 Pint of Milk Knob of Butter Bay Leaf Fresh Tarragon Seasoning Method Top and tail the leeks.  Cut gently lengthways to remove outer skin and discard.  Slice into 1/2inch rounds, wash and rinse.  Chop onion into similar size pieces.  Peel

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