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Friday, 5 December 2014

Friends of glass Event~Edible gifts in glass.

A few weeks back I went to an event by friends of glass and really had a lovely time. Friends of glass are an organisation who are committed to promoting the use of glass in homes. I am so inspired by recipes in glass that I have started collecting a selection of glass bottles and jars to store my food in. Just when my jar obsession was calming down, lo and behold I got another invitation by friends of glass to attend their Christmas event at Cactus Studios -Michel Roux Jr's cookery school, where Saturday Kitchen is filmed. I am not complaining I was rather pleased that I would get to learn some more ideas for Christmas using jars.

On arrival I had a lovely surprise as I met a fellow blogger friends Choclette who blogs at chocolate log blog. As we entered we  were greeted  with the most wonderful  and welcoming Christmas setting of candle light, Christmas tree, innovative decorations in glass bottles, carols playing and glasses of warm mulled cider. Whilst getting to know all the other guests we mingled over shot glasses of red pepper soup with pesto. Followed by warm brie with cranberries all served in pretty glass jars and breadsticks for scooping up the creamy brie.

After the nibbles we watch a cookery demo by chef Bridget Colvin and BBC TV presenter Cherry Healey . They made spiced parsnip soup with pesto and parsnip crisps which we sipped whilst the second demo of pies in the jars was demonstrated. For the vegetarians there was Butternut squash jar pie and for the non-vegetarians Bridget showed a honey & mustard ham rock jar pie.

Whilst the pies were cooking in the oven ready for our dinner we were shown how to create Cointreau  clementines in jars. We enjoyed the lovely hot pies with delicious wine and then it was hands on deck as we each created our own jars of the boozy clementines. We had to pay extra attention to the caramel as it can burn in a jiffy. I was really pleased that my caramel did turn out perfect and there was enough to share with a friend whose caramel  turned just  little too brown.

The evening ended with a lovely arts and crafts demonstration by Amanda who showed us how to let ourcreative juices flow by filling a jar with hot chocolate powder, chocolate buttons, and marsh mallows and all beautifully decorated with ribbons and bows. Of course we all attached a miniature bottle of booze to the jars to make the hot chocolate in the jar just that little bit more special.

The evening was awesome and really fun and interactive. We all left with all our lovely gifts and an additional surprise of a jar chutney by Rubies in the Rubble, who create all their chutneys from unsold fruit that otherwise would go to waste.

I would like to thank friends of glass for a wonderful evening. It was most enjoyable.

You can read about Choclette's experience at friends of glass event here:

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Round up~Lets cook with yoghurt

Thankyou to all the participants for the lovely yoghurt recipes this month.Here is around up of all of them.
An InLinkz Link-up

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmassy Mulled Pom

If you are a teetotaller or just want to refrain from drinking alcohol at the christmas party this wonderful cinnamon spiced scented Mulled pom is seriously delicious. Pom is made from pure pomegranate juice that is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Fiber, Potassium, Folate and Copper. It is delicious served on its own or mixed with other fruit juices too.

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Cristmassy Mulled Pom

Pomegranate and Apple juice with cinnamon and spices

  • 240 ml Pom- pomegranate juice  
  • 240 ml apple Juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick plus 4 for garnish
  • 2 star anise 
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest

1. Warm the apple juice for 1 minute and add the orange zest, cinnamon stick and star anise.2. Leave the cinnamon and star anise to infuse in the apple juice.3. Slice the oranges in rings, reserve 4 slices and cut the remaining slices in halves.4.In a jug add the Pom -pomegranate juice and add to it the orange slices, remove the cinnamon sticks and star anise from the apple juice and add it to the jug. 5. Mix the pomegranate juice and apple juice together and give it a good stir.6.Pour the Mulled Pom into serving cups and garnish with orange slices and cinnamon stick. This tastes best served at room temperature.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield:serves 4

I was sent a cocktail making kit and some pom juice to create a recipe by Pom

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