Food and Drink

Mixed Berry & Gin Jam

Mixed Berry & Gin Jam

Cooking time:20 minutes plus macerating and standing Makes: 3 x 600g jars. Vegetarian | Gluten Free The next day, put a small freezeproof plate in the freezer. Set the berries over a low heat and stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Add the lemon juice, then bring to a vigorous boil. Allow to bubble for 10 minutes, skimming off …

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Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Rhubarb & Strawberry Crumble

Crumbles are not just for winter and the juicy rhubarb and sweet strawberries here transform a cold-weather pudding into a sunshine treat with the fruity flavours of summer. Serves: 6 | Preparation time:15 minutes | Cooking time:45 minutes

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Rowfant Revs Up For Centre Café’s Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

On Sunday, August 12 Rowfant’s Centre Café welcomes its popular annual classic car and motorcycle show. The show which will run from 10am to 4pm will showcase classic cars and motorcycles which will petrolheads revved up! Best of all, their need for speed experience is completely free to enter! As well as the classy exhibits on two and four wheels …

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The Summer Cheese Collection Perfect For Picnics

As Britain basks in wonderfully warm weather what better time is there to get outdoors and enjoy a picnic? If you are looking for a cheese collection perfect for picnics, look out for Paxton & Whitfield July has picked up where June left off, as a result millions of Britons are packing their picnic baskets and heading to the coast …

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Business Set To Boom For Local Organic Veg Team

Things are looking good for Simon French, who delivers Riverford’s organic veg boxes to homes in Reigate and the surrounding area, following the latest Soil Association Organic Market Report.  The report tells of a 6% growth to the organic market in the last year. This is the sixth year of growth for the organic market with sales rising to a record £2.2 billion. Simon …

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Curry Fundraiser For A Computer

Curry Fundraiser For A Computer

When Forest Row school teacher, Jyotsna Maity, took a trip to visit the village where his mother was born in West Bengal during the last Christmas holidays he visited the local school, Dewangani Primary School which motivated him to make a difference in the world. The Sunderbans is a vast forest area in the coastal region of the Bay of …

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The Baggy Pantry Where There Is Always Room For More

The Baggy Pantry Where There Is Always Room For More

Lois Simpson is a bespoke pastry chef and caterer whose work combines the love and enjoyment of home baking with the presentation and refinement of an artisan bakery. Based in Ardingly, Lois grew up with a rural background and attended Steiner education at Michael Hall in Forest Row. She is creative with an interest in art, textiles and music. However, …

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Sicilian Spaghetti & Meatballs

Sicilian Spaghetti & Meatballs

Preparation: 20 minutes Cooking: 25-35 minutes Serves: 4 Method In a bowl, mix together the beef, sunkissed tomatoes, pine nuts, raisins, egg, most of the parsley and vinegar. Add the breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons of the cheese and mix until well combined. Firmly shape the mixture into 20 even-sized balls. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the …

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Steak Fajitas With Avocado Salsa

Method Place the steak, garlic, oregano, half the lime juice and 1 tbsp olive oil in a large bowl and toss well together. Leave to marinate for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, skin, stone and finely dice the avocados. Mix with the remaining lime juice and olive oil, the tomato, chilli and chives, then set aside. Heat a large frying pan and …

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