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RECIPE: Vegetable Bolognese

May 13-19 marks National Vegetarian Week so we’re celebrating with one of our favourite dinner recipes – Vegetable Bolognese. With more than five veggies per serve, it’s a great way to pack in your five-a-day in a delicious way.

It’s a real crowd pleaser – just make sure you make enough for leftovers!

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RECIPE: Passover Nut Cake

With thanks to our founder, Rosalind’s, loving mother.

Passover is the Jewish Festival of Liberation which lasts seven or eight days and this year starts on April 19th. During this period any type of leavened bread or bread product is prohibited, making this delicious nut cake the perfect sweet treat for Passover.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 eggs separated
  • 6 tablespoons caster sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • few drops boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon rum
  • 1/2 lb ground hazelnuts- finely ground but not to a paste
  • 1 large finely grated carrot
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

METHOD

-Grease and paper the base of a 25cm”

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RECIPE: Rhubarb Jam

Get lost in some sticky goodness, with our sensational seasonal spring jam! The perfect recipe to get the whole family involved.

INGREDIENTS

450g granulated sugar

450g rhubarb

Juice 1 lemon

METHOD

-Wash and dry the jars, then sterilise in the oven at 150ºc.

-Chop the rhubarb into 1 inch lengths.

– Place the rhubarb, the sugar,

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A Recipe For Success

A recipe is like a strategy. It’s the how you will do the thing you’re doing, or in the case of cooking, it’s how you will make the thing you’re making. It has directions and a clearly defined input and output. It also has an anticipated outcome that can easily be measured – both qualitatively and quantitatively.

When teams collaborate to deliver on a strategy, there is responsibility, accountability, delegation,

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6 Reasons to Book a Corporate Away Day

Team building activities and away-days tend to be unfairly weighted toward Christmas time when the office is ready to go off-site for a bit of a jolly. But just like puppies, team building events are not just for Christmas!

Throughout the year, there are many opportunities where some bonding time is just the ticket to keep your teams, clients and business happy and productive. Here are 6 reasons we’ve come up with:

Leftover budget – Have budget leftover at end of the fiscal year?

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Cook’s Certificate Graduate Profile – Anna Barbieri

Considering a change in career or wanting to improve your home cooking? We speak with Anna Barbieri (@apinchofbarbs), 2018 graduate, to ask about the benefits of enrolling in the Cook’s Certificate course at Cookery School at Little Portland Street. Read on!

What were you doing before the Cook’s Certificate?

I was working as a PA in a media company for two years. Before that, I was a front of house manager in my family’s restaurant in London’s Soho area.

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Recipe: Soda Bread for Real Bread Week

This Saturday marks the start of Real Bread Week. This week-long campaign highlights additive-free breads and those who make them, like your local, independent bakeries and even you if you enjoy baking at home! We’re kicking things off early with this recipe for soda bread. Share your home-baked bread photos online and tag them #RealBreadWeek to show your support.

SODA BREAD

This bread is risen with bicarbonate of soda,

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Ros Rants: Don’t Sweat the Onions

Cookery School at Little Portland Street founder Rosalind Rathouse occasionally reads, hears or sees something that gets her attention and inspires her to have a say. We call this Ros’s Rants… 

 

Last week I was alerted to a tweet that stated the author felt deceived by the cooking community after he had read a 2012 article on Slate.com about how long it really takes to caramelise an onion (35-40 minutes) versus what a recipe typically says (5-8 minutes).

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