Valentine Warner’s Elderflower Cordial Recipe

British strawberries may herald the start of Wimbledon, Henley and lazy days of leather on willow but, according to folklore, it is the Elderflower which heralds the start of British summer. This year to help celebrate the six week Elderflower harvest, Belvoir has enlisted the skills of Valentine Warner, the chef known for his love […]

Making Stock

Save your chicken bones to cook up some great stocks to make tasty soups and casseroles. Before you throw away the bones from the Chicken or Turkey, consider using them to create tasty stocks which can be used in soups, casseroles and other dishes. Using the bones in this way, ensures you get good value […]

Pumpkin Pie

The scooped out contents of your Halloween pumpkin need not be wasted.  It can be turned into soups and delicious pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie is a sweet desert, which has its origins in North America and is especially associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. Late Autumn is the time when pumpkins ripen and along with other […]

Elderflower Cordial

Elderflower has a fresh light taste and is great for making into cordial. From mid June, the frothy cream flower heads of the Elder are blooming in hedgerows and gardens. A good way to enjoy the summery taste of elderflower is to make a cordial which can be mixed with ice and water for a […]

Oriental Food for Flavour and Economy

Oriental, is a term which means “The East”. The Orient is comprised of central Asia, East Asia, North Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Asia. Most people think of Chinese food when you say Oriental but the range is diverse, spanning the countries of China, Indonesia, Indian Sub Continent, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and […]