Smoked duck, goat cheese & Chocolate balsamic

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We met the fabulous Elly McCauseland at a food event back in March, when she very kindly did a beautiful recipe for Blackberry & Rosemary Balsamic Glazed Pigeon Breast. So, we were really chuffed when another appeared on her super food blog Nutmegs, seven using our Chocolate & Vanilla Aged Balsamic vinegar! We made our Blackberry & Rosemary Balsamic with a …

Insalata Caprese: Tomato & Mozzarella salad with Smoked Chilli Oil

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One of the most obvious uses for any good oil is a salad dressing. But, the classic combo of 3 parts oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar is usually reserved (at least, in our book) for a salad that’s robust enough to cope; for a baby leaf salad or rocket leaves we normally just use a drizzle of balsamic vinegar …

Hot Chèvre & Beetroot Salad with Chocolate & Vanilla Balsamic

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One of our more unusual ingredients, a Chocolate & Vanilla Balsamic vinegar, usually attracts the question “what do I do with it?”. Well, funny you should ask… it’s great drizzled on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, fruit (a hot fruit crumble would be yummy as well as the more classical strawberry combo!) and so much more. You can even add a splash …

Spice & Vodka cured salmon

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If you’ve never tried making your own cured salmon before, we implore you to give it a go. Despite its looks, it’s so fantastically easy and the rewards are lashings of soft, tasty silky salmon far superior to anything shop bought. We promise you, once you’ve done it you just won’t be satisfied with anything less again! Firstly, it’s not actually the …