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Delicious veggie dinner these evening

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

Delicious veggie dinner these evening

Feeling in need of something healthy and satisfying having spent the day battling wind and rain, I decided it was time for something new. This recipe, given to me by a guest who stayed a few weeks ago, was heart in mouth throughout but it worked brilliantly and head chef was impressed. So here it is and shall look forward to repeating it again when the family are home over Christmas. 500g puff pastry 250g cherry tomatoes 4 tablespoons green olive tapenade 4 teaspoons mascarpone cheese Roll out...

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Our favourite way with Runner Beans

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

Our favourite way with Runner Beans

          I promised to put our favourite family recipe for runner beans on the website ages ago – see my original post on Runner Beans.  Busy times have prevented this so far but finally, for those of you who, like us, planted late and still have beans in the garden, here it is.  Otherwise it works well with frozen beans. The story behind it goes back years ago to my flat-sharing days in London during the ’70’s, arriving home from work one...

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Asparagus Ragout

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

Asparagus Ragout

This delicious sounding recipe was given to us yesterday by our lovely returning German guests Andrea and Stefan – perfect for this time of year as asparagus is bang in season at the moment.  As I have yet to find time to make it, I thought I’d put up this fun picture of them busy writing it down – a picture of the ragout cooked chez nous should follow later this weekend.  Huge thanks to you Andrea and Stefan, have a great time in the west country and hope to see...

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BABA GANOUSH – An Aubergine Dip

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

BABA GANOUSH – An Aubergine Dip

              As we have guests staying here from all over the world, I thought it might be fun to ask them for recipes to add to the web site blog on a regular basis, particularly during the summer months.   The instructions for this delicious dip were given to us by the two guests who left this morning and since we have friends to dinner tonight, I’ve made it ready in anticipation. Ingredients: 3 or 4 plump aubergines 100g plain yoghurt teaspoon sesame seed...

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Typical South African Potjie – Vegetables

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Charcott Blog, Recipes

INGREDIENTS 2 Onions Garlic Olive oil Potatoes x 4 cut into chunks 1 Butternut Squash cut into chunks Pkt. French beans Sweet Potatoes x 2 cut into chunks Carrots x 4 peeled and sliced Wedge of Pumpkin cut into chunks Thyme, Rosemary, Parsley (dried or fresh) Dried apricots x 10 60ml orange or apple juice   METHOD 1)  Into a cast iron pot over a slow burning wood fire (stove will do just as well!) brown the onions and garlic in oil until golden.  Remove from pot. 2)  Put the vegetables...

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Another welcome recipe

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in Recipes

Another welcome recipe

              The first day of summer!  Promises to be every bit as warm and sunny as yesterday.   N is shown here preparing some of the yummy chocolate biscuits  he makes for  guests to have with a cup of tea on arrival at Charcott.   Gorgeous lilies were a spoiling Mother’s Day present from J.   Chocolate Crackles – makes around 30   100g   dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) roughly chopped 100g   unsalted butter 150g   light...

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