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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.

Recipe: Deep-fried celery filled with cream cheese and garlic in tempura batter

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Deep-fried celery filled with cream cheese and garlic in tempura batter

8:00am Monday 30th December 2013

There’s nothing new about serving celery with cheese but these tasty melt-in-your-mouth treats offer a refreshing take on this winning combination.

RECIPE: Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn's Christmas Snowflake Cake

Surrey Comet: RECIPE: Great British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn's Christmas Snowflake Cake

8:26am Monday 23rd December 2013

GREAT British Bake Off champion Frances Quinn has teamed up with Cadbury to create a perfectly special chocolate cake for Christmas, and we’ve got the recipe.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry and Blackberry crumble

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry and Blackberry crumble

9:00am Monday 16th December 2013

Elderflower and rose flavours add a modern twist to a traditional favourite.

Reader's Recipe: Mackerel with Spinach (Macher Chorchori)

Surrey Comet: Mackerel with Spinach (Macher Chorchori)

7:22am Thursday 12th December 2013

Based on the traditional Bengali dish known as 'chorchori' (medley) this is variation which I learnt to cook from my father, a master of culinary creativity. An easy to cook recipe bursting with flavour and goodness.

Recipe: Pink Lady Apple, Prawn and Pork spring rolls with Apple and Sweet Chilli dip

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Pink Lady Apple, Prawn and Pork spring rolls with Apple and Sweet Chilli dip

5:20am Monday 9th December 2013

Serve these hot spring rolls on a lovely tray with several bowls of dipping sauce to pass around at a family gathering. These little rolls heat up well after their initial frying so they can be made in advance.

Recipe: Polish farmer’s radish and soft cheese canapés

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Polish farmer’s radish and soft cheese canapés

7:20am Monday 2nd December 2013

This recipe is a twist on Twarozek, a typical Polish dish made of curd cheese mixed with chives, radish, cream and spices. As well as being a traditional springtime treat, Twarozek is also a popular breakfast dish in Poland.

Recipe: One pan roast lunch with sesame-lemon chicken, Tenderstem and butternut squash

Surrey Comet: Recipe: One pan roast lunch with sesame-lemon chicken, Tenderstem and butternut squash

10:20am Monday 25th November 2013

A super easy and relaxed dish that has a bit of everything for everyone – great for entertaining with family and friends and easily doubled up to serve more. Serve with steamed rice.

Recipe: Jerk pork & shallot skewers with pineapple salsa

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Jerk pork & shallot skewers with pineapple salsa

8:20am Sunday 17th November 2013

Spicy pork and shallot kebabs with jerk spices and fresh pineapple salsa.

Recipe: Thai style rice salad with chicken, Pink Lady apple and mango

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Thai style rice salad with chicken, Pink Lady apple and mango

7:10am Monday 11th November 2013

Pink Lady apple and mango combine to make this fruity Thai-style rice salad. Serve with chicken for a light lunch.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberries macerated with apple juice, honey and mint

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberries macerated with apple juice, honey and mint

8:10am Monday 4th November 2013

Macerating just means leaving the fruit to marinate, and the flavours used here, apple, mint and honey, complement the sweet and tangy flavours of Sweet Eve strawberries perfectly. If you leave the strawberries marinating for a good hour, the tanginess of the apple, the sweetness of the honey and the minty fragrance will infuse to create a mouth-watering combination.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mango, pistachio and Marsala fruit salad

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, mango, pistachio and Marsala fruit salad

8:00am Monday 28th October 2013

The colours of this fruit salad are really bright and vibrant and will make you feel as if you are on an exotic holiday without leaving home! If you want to serve the same recipe for children then you could use rosewater instead of Marsala, which is a fortified, sweet white wine, a bit like sherry.

Recipe: Asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon with scrambled egg

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Asparagus wrapped in smoked salmon with scrambled egg

7:20am Monday 21st October 2013

Marcus Bean says: “By wrapping the salmon around the asparagus it gives a great addition and makes it a perfect dish at any time of the day."

Recipe: Herb Pancakes Filled with Grilled Tenderstem, Shallots and Gruyere Cheese Sauce

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Herb Pancakes Filled with Grilled Tenderstem, Shallots and Gruyere Cheese Sauce

10:10am Monday 14th October 2013

An interesting, lighter alternative to home-made cannelloni.

Recipe: Tatin of Shallots and Port with Creamy Goat’s Cheese

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tatin of Shallots and Port with Creamy Goat’s Cheese

8:20am Monday 7th October 2013

Makes one caramelised goat's cheese tart. Serves four as a starter or two as a main course.

Recipe: Tenderstem, shallot, sweetcorn chicken pot pies

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Tenderstem, shallot, sweetcorn chicken pot pies

9:10am Monday 30th September 2013

Chicken pot pies with Tenderstem broccoli, shallots, sweetcorn and tarragon.

Chocolate fans in for a treat as new store Cocoba comes to Bluewater

Surrey Comet: Chocolate fans in for a treat as new store comes to Bluewater

9:48am Monday 16th September 2013

IT ALL adds up to a sweet deal for a former accountant who is bringing his luxury chocolate brand to Bluewater.

Recipe: Asparagus with peppered soft boiled quails’ eggs, watercress and British wasabi dressing

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Asparagus with peppered soft boiled quails’ eggs, watercress and British wasabi dressing

9:20am Monday 16th September 2013

Marcus Bean says: "I love this as it’s one of the first asparagus dishes I put on the menu at the pub. We use wild asparagus from a local stream across the field from the pub, soft poached Shropshire quails’ eggs and some punchy wasabi. It's a firm favourite on our menu during the season because it’s a great combination of flavours.”

The rise and rise of cupcakes

Surrey Comet: Treats: Cupcakes rock

6:00am Thursday 12th September 2013

Cupcakes are literally on the rise. Even the most macho of men cannot resist the cute cream frosted confections covered in colourful sprinkles.

Recipe: Pink Lady Apple and Sausage Filo Rolls

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Pink Lady Apple and Sausage Filo Rolls

8:20am Monday 9th September 2013

These are the ultimate picnic or lunchbox filler and are a great alternative to a sarnie. Light crispy pastry encases flavour-packed sausage and Pink Lady apple.

Recipe: Beetroot, wild rice & herb salad with cumin spiced grilled chicken

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Beetroot, wild rice & herb salad with cumin spiced grilled chicken

9:30am Sunday 1st September 2013

A light rice salad with spiced, marinated chicken strips.

Recipe: Pasta Vongole

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Pasta Vongole

9:20am Saturday 24th August 2013

A traditional, fresh and light pasta dish.

Recipe: Prepare-ahead shallot mix

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Prepare-ahead shallot mix

9:10am Saturday 24th August 2013

A tasty blend of shallots, garlic, wine and butter to add flavour to salads and pasta.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry and Lavender Eton Mess

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry and Lavender Eton Mess

3:10pm Monday 19th August 2013

Aromatic, fresh lavender flower heads, Sweet Eve strawberries and fresh cream, mixed with meringues, is the perfect taste of summer.

Food writer Rachel de Thample talks jam, Heston Blumenthal and the 'Bermuda Triangle' of Crystal Palace

Surrey Comet: Photo courtesy of Peter Cassidy

2:46pm Monday 19th August 2013

WRITER, forager and jam-maker Rachel de Thample has lived in Crystal Palace for eight years. She talks to HELOISE WOOD about cooking for Heston Blumenthal and how preserves are powering the next foodie revolution.

Recipe: Wasabi salsa with radishes and homemade tortilla chips

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Wasabi salsa with radishes and homemade tortilla chips

9:20am Wednesday 14th August 2013

Makes a dessert bowlful of salsa, enough for about 8 as a party snack.

Recipe: Tenderstem and chorizo pizza

Surrey Comet: Recipe; Tenderstem and chorizo pizza

12:20pm Thursday 8th August 2013

A family favourite that the kids can help make and can be very easily tailored to suit different people’s tastes.






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