Food and Drink

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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Raspberry Meringue Cake

Raspberry Meringue Cake

Method Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Butter and base line 2 x 20-22cm non-stick, cake tins. Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and 100g of the sugar together in a bowl until pale and creamy, then whisk in the egg yolks, vanilla and milk. Sift over the flour and gently fold in. Divide equally between the …

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East Grinstead Foodbank

East Grinstead Foodbank

East Grinstead Foodbank supports individuals and families in crisis who cannot afford to put food on the table, in East Grinstead and surrounding villages including Crawley Down, Copthorne, Felbridge, Lingfield and Forest Row. The Foodbank’s clients are referred by local agencies, such as children and family centres, schools, churches, hospitals, GP surgeries, in fact more than 70 local agencies can …

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Anyone for tea? We’ve been in search of the perfect cuppa

Anyone for tea We’ve been in search of the perfect cuppa

There is nothing cosier than cup of tea or drinking coffee a rainy morning; sometimes the simple pleasures in life evoke happiness! While I was a student living in Bath I visited different coffee shops to write my assignments – I dread to think how much of my loan went towards millionaire shortbread and coffee! Besides the caffeine and sugar, …

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Ricotta Pancakes with Poached Cherries

Ricotta Pancakes with Poached Cherries

Method Place the cherries, orange and lemon juice, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15 minutes until the cherries are tender and the liquid is syrupy. Meanwhile, place the ricotta, lemon zest, milk and egg yolks in a bowl and beat to combine. Add the flour, baking powder and a pinch …

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Hearty Beef & Beetroot Stew

Hearty Beef & Beetroot Stew

Method Tip the beef into a large bowl then crumble over 1 of the Oxo cubes. Add the flour and toss together well until the meat is evenly coated. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the meat over a high heat until nicely browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add the onions to the …

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