Traditional Mulled Wine


INGREDIENTS: 25g ginger, crushed with the flat blade of a knife 1 cinnamon stick 1 tsp whole cloves a generous grating of nutmeg 150g caster sugar 75cl red wine 1 orange, cut into 8 pieces METHOD: 1Put the ginger and spices in a pan with 750ml water. Bring the water to the boil and reduce…

Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls


INGREDIENTS: DOUGH INGREDIENTS: 1 cup milk (I used 2%) 1/4 cup (melted) brown butter (*see instructions for brown butter below) 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 1 envelope instant or ‘rapid rise’ yeast (approx. 2 1/4 tsp) 1 egg CINNAMON-SUGAR FILING INGREDIENTS: 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup…

Peppermint White Christmas Champagne Cocktail


INGREDIENTS: 1 bottle chilled Champagne White Creme de Cocoa candy canes METHOD: 1. In a ziplock bag, crush 1 whole candy cane with a rolling-pin or something sturdy until you are left with a semi fine powder. 2. Dip the rims of your champagne flutes in a small dish of White Creme de Cocoa and…

Winter Root Vegetable Gratin


INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp each of chopped fresh rosemary and parsley 8 springs fresh thyme 2 bay leaves 2 celery stalks, finely diced 1 onion, finely diced 1 tbsp coconut butter 5 ladies vegetable stock 250g white turnip, thinly sliced 250g swede, peeled and thinly sliced 250g butternut squash, peeled and thinly sliced black pepper, to…

Roast Duck With Cabbage Salad


INGREDIENTS: 1 whole duck 1 orange, tested and thickly sliced Chinese five spice coarse sea salt, to season For the cabbage salas: 1/2 red cabbage, cored and thinly shredded 2 big handfuls of watercress 4 spring onions, roughly chopped 1 orange, tested and segmented balsamic vinegar extra virgin olive oil, to drizzle METHOD: Put the duck…

Smoked Salmon Big Breakfast


INGREDIENTS: coconut oil, for frying 225g vine cherry tomatoes 1 large ripe avocado, sliced 1 lemon, cut into wedges 250g smoked salmon For the blini batter: 60g ground almonds 40g arrowroot 1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs, separated 200ml hemp milk 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped, plus extra to garnish 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped…