Tag: #pollen

Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

I first heard of Willie Harcourt Cooze on a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago. Willie gave up all all he had to pursue his dream and he went to South America with the hope of creating the purest cacao in the world. As soon as the documentary finished, the unusually shaped cylinders of pure cacao hit the shelves and they were completely … Read More Bee pollen again, this time on a decadent chocolate tart

My favorite Easter lunch… Leg of Lamb and Roast Potatoes with Bee Pollen, fennel and mint

I am sharing the recipes for my favorite Easter meal to be repeated again at lunch time tomorrow. As much as I like variety and experimentation with new ingredients, I seem to stick to the same meals for family occasions and I guess it is all about familiarity and wanting to eat your favorite things during the holidays. I love bee pollen scattered on … Read More My favorite Easter lunch… Leg of Lamb and Roast Potatoes with Bee Pollen, fennel and mint

Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Today unexpectedly ended up being a bumper truffle-making day, over 1000 of them … a variety of flavors and colors, and looking at them on silver platters, a feast and it feels like Christmas is really coming now…. decadent, to-die-for truffles and just cannot wait. The smell of chocolate is making me nearly delirious. I dream of Prestat in London and how I am … Read More Truffles, truffles and more truffles…

Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Greek food at the hotel on Fridays and I make a variety of desserts, some soft and quite healthy desserts using greek yoghurt and a range of traditional Greek pastries and cakes using a stack of recipes I collected when I lived in Cyprus. Some were given to me by local friends who were great cooks and some came from chefs at restaurants. I … Read More Very Chocolatey Pots ….with reduced fat reduced sugar …

Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…

My chocolate hero is definitely Willie Harcourt Cooze www.williescacao.com, he who appeared in a Channel 4 documentary a few years ago, he who gave up everything to pursue his dream and produce the purest cacao in the world. As soon as his unusual cylinders hit the Waitrose www.waitrose.com shelves just after the documentary, they disappeared within hours, all completely gone. We had to wait … Read More Totally luscious Cuban Baracoa Chocolate Tart with Bee Pollen…

So curious about the Cronut !

Follow follow follow me on facebook x The American dream certainly lives on in the form of the cronut. What a discovery! Since I read about the birth of the cronut in May, I have been curious… so very curious that my mouth waters when I hear about the long queues and waiting lists to get one. How will I manage to try one … Read More So curious about the Cronut !

Roast Potatoes with Aniseed, Bee Pollen and Olive Oil

Last week we visited the hives of a reputable local honey producer and what an experience it was ! I made roast pork at home today and have been meaning to find different ways to include bee pollen in some dishes. It is a superfood and my jar looks like its full of little specks of gold dust. When I tried it last week … Read More Roast Potatoes with Aniseed, Bee Pollen and Olive Oil