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Pink Lady apple Persian jewelled rice with pan-seared pomegranate duck

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Deliciously aromatic, deceptively impressive-looking, and jam-packed with goodness, this sustaining rice dish takes just 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Pink Lady apple buttermilk oat blinis with spiced Pink Lady apple Agave syrup

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Incredibly light and fluffy and so very tasty, these blinis will put a spring in your step!

Pink Lady apple and fennel salad with pine nuts, parmesan and shallot dressing

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

This very easy to make Italian salad is delicate, fresh-tasting and crunchy. The sweetness of the Pink Lady apple complements the aniseed flavour of the fennel.

Simple Sweet Eve Strawberry Cheesecake

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Wednesday 16th July 2014

This strawberry cheesecake is an absolute doddle to make and will freeze well for up to 3 months. For the best results, cut the cheesecake into wedges while it is still slightly frozen in the middle.

How to freeze pureed strawberries by Justine Pattison

Surrey Comet:

9:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This method is ideal for sauces and smoothies or for making into mousses, soufflés, fools, fruity yogurt or fromage frais.

How to freeze strawberries ‘open frozen’ by Justine Pattison

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Monday 14th July 2014

This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.This freezing method is best when you are going to be cooking the strawberries from frozen for jam, pies and crumbles or when the strawberries are fully thawed and then whizzed into a puree for making cheesecakes, mousses, fools and soufflés.

Pain perdu with caramelised Pink Lady apple wedges, plums and walnuts

Surrey Comet:

6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

A wonderfully decadent breakfast or brunch dish, pain perdu means ‘lost bread’ and can be made using any left over bread. Luxurious brioche is used in this easy to prepare French recipe.

Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

Surrey Comet:

8:00am Sunday 6th July 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

Sweet Eve strawberry and mint ice cubes

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Perfect with Pimms, these colourful ice cubes not only look gorgeous but add colour and flavour to any Summer drink.

Chicken fricassee with Pink Lady apples in a wine and tarragon sauce

Surrey Comet:

7:00am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

This lovely classic French dish is halfway between a sauté and a stew; Pink Lady apples and the wine, herbs and mushrooms of the Maine-et-Loire region create a warming supper for everyday eating or entertaining even on the other side of the channel.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mint and pineapple iced yoghurts

8:00am Monday 30th June 2014

A refreshing alternative to strawberry ice cream.

Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Healthier Homemade Victoria Sponge

7:00am Sunday 29th June 2014

always want to cut out the things you love. Here the British classic Victoria Sponge is given a healthy twist.

Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Shallot relish with spicy wedges

8:00am Friday 27th June 2014

Spicy potato wedges with a tangy relish of shallots and ginger.

Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot

7:00am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Naan bread pizza with Sweetfire beetroot, parsley, capers, pepperoni & mozzarella

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, Parma ham and Parmesan crostini

4:00am Monday 23rd June 2014

Sophie says: “This is a wonderfully quick and aromatic way to introduce Sweet Eve strawberries into a savoury snack. The parmesan works really well with the strawberries and balsamic with the savoury sourdough being the perfect base.”

Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Lamb koftes with Tenderstem and yoghurt dip

7:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

These quick lamb koftes are served with a flavoursome Tenderstem dip. This easy-to-prepare, delicious and healthy recipe is great for family dinners and perfect for introducing Persian inspired flavours.

Fab Friday: Sunshine, a lovely lemon posset and a chance to win a prize

Surrey Comet: Absolutely Fab-ulous: The festival comes to Old Deer Park

2:10am Friday 20th June 2014

When life hands you lemons, make this super duper summer lemon posset - a simple dessert that packs a very big punch.

Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Garlic and chilli prawns with Pink Lady, avocado and lime salsa

8:00am Thursday 19th June 2014

Even when the sun doesn’t always shine this tasty, zingy very easy to make Australian recipe will make it seem like it does.

Recipe: British asparagus and goats’ cheese tempura with honey and black pepper

Surrey Comet: Recipe: British Asparagus and Goats’ Cheese Tempura with Honey and Black Pepper

3:28pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

Take advantage of the summer weather with this light lunch featuring asparagus and goats' cheese.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Smoothie

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Viva Strawberry Smoothie

6:00am Tuesday 13th May 2014

Indulge that sweet tooth with this refreshing strawberry smoothie packed full of succulent strawberries.

Recipe: Tenderstem, watermelon and feta salad

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem, watermelon and feta salad

7:00am Sunday 11th May 2014

This fresh and tasty salad is ideal to serve in the summer. I particularly like to have it as a starter before a barbeque as it can be quickly prepared in advance.

Recipe: Ruby Red Pomegranate, Roquefort, parsley & shallot crostini

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Ruby Red Pomegranate, Roquefort, parsley & shallot crostini

6:00am Monday 5th May 2014

Classy canapes with Roquefort and fresh pomegranate seeds.

News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

Surrey Comet: News Shopper gets a buzz from learning how to make the perfect espresso

4:40pm Thursday 1st May 2014

The perfect espresso is the holy grail of the coffee industry: crack it and the world’s your oyster. Heloise Wood jumped at the chance to be barista for the day at Esquires Coffee in The Glades and sweated pure caffeine in the quest for perfection.

Recipe: Radish coleslaw

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Radish coleslaw

8:10am Monday 28th April 2014

An unusual twist on the traditional coleslaw recipe.

Recipe: Satay dip with celery wedges

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Satay dip with celery wedges

7:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

Fresh and full of flavour, this sweet and sour satay dip will not only give friends and family a taste of the Orient, but also provides a perfect contrast to the cool fresh crunch of the celery too.

Recipe: Tenderstem, horseradish, Pink Lady apple and toasted hazelnut salad

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem, Horseradish, Pink Lady Apple and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

This recipe is really quick and a great example of vegetables as comfort food- it’s sweet, satisfying and tangy.

Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

Surrey Comet: Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

1:56pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

A chef who bowed out in the BBC Masterchef quarter finals hopes to use her TV success to launch a new restaurant in Sutton AND reveals one of her favourite recipes...

Recipe: Griddled Halloumi and Pink Lady Apple Wedges with Caper, Anchovy and Herb Dressing

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Griddled Halloumi and Pink Lady Apple Wedges with Caper, Anchovy and Herb Dressing

7:20am Monday 14th April 2014

Sharing plates full of flavor is just what you need when entertaining friends. Use either a mix of herbs or a single one that is readily available. Leave out the anchovies in the dressing if preferred

Recipe: Quick Beef Bourguignon

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Quick Beef Bourguignon

7:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

For this quick recipe it is probably best to make the sauce in advance so that on the day you can quickly cook the steaks and keep them rare if you like then finish the dish with the sauce.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry & Macadamia Blondies

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Viva Strawberry & Macadamia Blondies

7:00am Monday 7th April 2014

These are a great alternative to the traditional chocolate brownie. Bursting with strawberries, chocolate and nuts, these simple cake squares are ideal with a coffee or as a dessert served with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe: Lime and coriander chicken and Tenderstem rice salad

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Lime and coriander chicken and Tenderstem rice salad

6:10am Friday 4th April 2014

Tenderstem is a great new vegetable to work with and a really convenient ingredient for home cooks. This quick and easy recipe will inspire you to give it a go.

Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing

7:10am Sunday 30th March 2014

This colourful salad is the ultimate health-giving dish! The Tenderstem has more vitamin C than the same weight of fresh oranges, the beetroot helps to keep blood pressure down and the toasted seeds add vitamins and minerals as well as a satisfying crunch.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with shallot vinaigrette and croutons

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with shallot vinaigrette and croutons

7:00am Monday 24th March 2014

A salad need never be boring! A crispy and light salad - a perfect lunch for two.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Home Time Snack, Fruit Kebabs with Strawberry Milk

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Viva Strawberry Home Time Snack, Fruit Kebabs with Strawberry Milk

6:00am Sunday 23rd March 2014

These sweet fruit kebabs and strawberry milk make the perfect healthy home-time treat. Kids can join in the fun by helping to make them too.

Recipe: Jo Pratt’s steamed Tenderstem® with dips

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Jo Pratt’s steamed Tenderstem® with dips

9:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Move over carrot, cucumber, pepper and celery, Tenderstem® broccoli is in town and here to be dipped! Kids will love it just lightly steamed and dunked into any of these three dips, (which are simple enough for them to help with the preparation).

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry Pimm's jellies

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry Pimm's jellies

8:00am Monday 17th March 2014

Light fruity jellies with an extra kick. Ideal served with fresh cream.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Easy Ice-cream

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Viva Strawberry Easy Ice-cream

9:33am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Making delicious homemade ice-cream does not have to be difficult thanks to this easy strawberry ice-cream that takes just 20 minutes to prepare and involves no whisking mid-freeze.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

6:20am Monday 10th March 2014

Delicious muffins with white chocolate chunks and diced Sweet Eve strawberries.

Top 10 pancake recipes - how do you like yours?

Surrey Comet: A tradition: classic pancakes

7:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

MANY of us will be tucking into pancakes today, Shrove Tuesday, to mark the eve of Lent – or perhaps just because they’re delicious.

Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

8:10am Monday 3rd March 2014

A light, fruity tart with ricotta and fresh Sweet Eve strawberries.

Recipe: Pink Lady apple and Elderflower Jellies

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Pink Lady apple and Elderflower Jellies

6:00am Monday 24th February 2014

These refreshing jellies are ideal as a dinner-party dessert, or as a palate cleanser.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with ricotta, lemon and shaved parmesan

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with ricotta, lemon and shaved parmesan

7:00am Monday 17th February 2014

Tenderstem has a delicate, slightly sweet flavour so it's great with muted ingredients such as ricotta and positively sings when dressed with a good fruity extra virgin olive oil. It's also quick to cook so this starter can be on the table 5 minutes after your guests arrive.

Recipe: Roast beetroot, red onion & chestnuts with maple syrup

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Roast beetroot, red onion & chestnuts with maple syrup

8:20am Monday 10th February 2014

Combining the earthy taste of beetroot with the subtle sweet flavours of roast chestnuts and maple syrup, this succulent side dish is perfect in autumn or winter with lamb or beef.

Recipe: Sweet chilli beetroot and potato mash served with steak

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet chilli beetroot and potato mash served with steak

9:20am Monday 3rd February 2014

With its hot pink hue and fiery beetroot kick, this lavish mash recipe won’t fail to impress, especially when served up with fillet steak and fresh green veg. A great winter warmer, whether indulging alone or sharing with friends.

Recipe: Saffron Braised Chicken with Peas, Almonds and Garlic

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Saffron Braised Chicken with Peas, Almonds and Garlic

6:20am Monday 27th January 2014

Celery creates a great base flavour for lots of different of casserole recipes and is especially good when cooked down with shallots and garlic in this tasty dish.

Recipe: Celery Rosti with Coriander and Poached Egg

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Celery Rosti with Coriander and Poached Egg

7:00am Monday 20th January 2014

Originally a Swedish dish, this celery rosti has been spiced up with some coriander and sweet chilli powder providing a tasty new take on this traditional recipe.

Recipe: Sweetheart Soup with Shallots, Streaky Bacon and Sage

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweetheart Soup with Shallots, Streaky Bacon and Sage

7:00am Monday 13th January 2014

This is a wonderful soup to make with a wide range of year round vegetables, and is perfect for lunch, served piping hot with garlic bread or cheesy croutons. As a dinner party starter you could add some rice to the soup as it boils, and serve it in small cups with breadsticks and pass round a bowl with freshly grated Parmiggiano Reggiano.

Masterchef winner Shelina Permalloo offers her weight loss tips for 2014

Surrey Comet: Shelina Permalloo

5:00am Friday 10th January 2014

Christmas has just passed and a month of over indulgence may have began to take its toll on your waistline.

Recipe: Warm British asparagus & lentil salad with poached eggs

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Warm British asparagus & lentil salad with poached eggs

7:20am Monday 6th January 2014

Celery makes a tasty base flavour for warm salads as this lovely lentil and asparagus salad topped with a poached egg proves.

Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

7:10am Wednesday 1st January 2014

Blended celery juice is thought to help a good night’s sleep because of the vitamins, mineral salts and nutrients it contains. This fruity version which packs a punch thanks to the peppery radishes is also a great way to start the day.






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