Insalata Caprese: Tomato & Mozzarella salad with Smoked Chilli Oil

Mark Hughes Appetisers & Starters, Light Lunches, Oils, Salads, Side Dishes 0 Comments

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 …

Blackberry & Rosemary Glazed Pigeon Risotto

Mark Hughes Balsamic, Light Lunches, Main Courses, Salads 0 Comments

In our opinion, Blackberry & Rosemary is a classic combination; granted, such flavours aren’t often seen together but there was some logic to our invention! You see, we love Goat’s Cheese and, individually, rosemary and blackberries are a perfect parry to its robust saltiness, so we thought we’d marry them together for an extra bit of zing! The rich, sweet …

Hot Chèvre & Beetroot Salad with Chocolate & Vanilla Balsamic

Mark Hughes Appetisers & Starters, Balsamic, Light Lunches, Salads 2 Comments

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 …