Thursday, 2 April 2009

Top Food Tips

Finely chop tomatoes, pepper and cucumber, drizzle with lemon juice and a dash of Tabasco for a clean zingy salsa perfect for grilled meats and fish.

Freshly grated apple is a yummy and wholesome topping for your morning muesli.

Gently cook mushrooms in a little butter for between 2 and 3 minutes, stir in some cream or crème Fraiche and 1 teaspoon each of Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and tomato puree, cook for another 2 minutes and then serve on toast, we like a nice malty grain bread.

Mix roasted pepper slices with cooked diced potato and crispy grilled bacon. Lightly dress with a ranch style dressing and serve on romaine (Cos) lettuce.

Using a potato peeler to shave long strips of cucumber, finely slice a few tomatoes, arrange on a bed of lettuce (we use Batavia or Red oak leaf), sprinkle on a few toasted pine nuts and dress with a light dressing made from a light oil and lemon juice.