Sandy Lane Christmas Market | Dec 1st & 2nd

Posted in Food Places, Food Stories, Kitchen News on November 24th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

This Christmas the Sandy Lane Farm are putting on a Christmas Market in their beautiful barn. It should be a great event not least because of its beautiful local location. We will have some food on sale there like our Winter Wild Venison, Pork & Chestnut Lasagna but there will also be lots of other goodies to buy for Christmas…

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Our Village Christmas Fair | 17th Nov

Posted in Food Places, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on November 16th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

Christmas is approaching fast and the Cuddington Christmas Fair takes places tomorrow in the beautiful Bernard Hall in Cuddington. We will be taking along our Christmas Boxes of Caponata and our Boxed pack of Tomato Sauces…a  perfect gift for Christmas – local and tasty. We hope to see you there 2-4pm.
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Something for all that Christmas Cheese?

Posted in Food People, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , on November 13th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

Ready for the Christmas season have packaged up two Caponatas to make the perfect Christmas Gift. A Caponata is an Sicilian antipasto (which is simply a starter eaten before the pasta course!) and is a slightly sweet and sour vegetable relish. It is fantastic eaten with cheese, as an accompaniment for meat or fish or perfect piled on some thick toasted bread drizzled with a little olive old and rubbed with garlic. The gift box contains two Caponata’s; one made with summer vegetables and the other made with winter vegetables, each is delicious and unique.

The gift box contains:
_ Our Great Taste Award Winning Caponata -Our original antipasto is made with aubergine, peppers, celery, tomatoes as well as olives, capers, pine nuts and a family spice mix.

_ Our newly developed Winter Caponata made with winter vegetables; fennel, cauliflower, apple, sultanas & almonds.

The gift box is £9.50 plus P&P. If you would like to order please drop up as line (thecook@cici-coco.com) or catch us at one of the Christmas markets…

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Vale Harvest Farmers Market | Saturday 3rd Nov

Posted in Food Places, Food Stories, Kitchen News on October 26th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

The hyper-local Vale Harvest farmers market is back… this time at the XT Brewery in Long Crendon. A really interesting mix of local producers and suppliers (including the CiCi CoCo Kitchen of course) in a great setting. Pop along to see us, support local producers and get some great things for dinner!

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The ‘Full Range’

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , on October 22nd, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

Last week we completed the task of cooking the full range for the first time… we now have ‘ambient’ products (ones that have longer shelf lives and don’t need to be chilled) as well as our range of chilled lasagna. We are having a series of meeting to expand our distribution so there are some very lucky people out there working their way though a feast of award winning food! Hopefully the feedback will be good and it will be that little bit easier to find our food.

The full range now includes our tomato sauces all made from fresh tomatoes. We taste each batch and give them a sweetness rating, on each jar you will find the variety of the tomato and the sweetness of the sauce.
They include:
__ Arrabbiata Affumicata : A classic with a twist. Sweet English tomatoes, Posillo chilli & smoked garlic give give this sauce a warm and smokey finish.
__ Sugo Classico al Basilico : Classic English Tomato & Basil pasta sauce.
__ Sugo Di Zucchini : Fresh Pasta sauce made with English tomatoes,  courgettes, capers, chilli & mint.

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Cooks to Market – What did you think?

Posted in Food People, Food Stories, Kitchen News on September 7th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

Here’s a few pictures from the show… if you missed it you can still catch it on SKY Go… originally it was on SKY Living, 8pm on September 5th. Let is know what you think…

Let is know on www.facebook.com/cicicocokitchen

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nonna Lucia’s Melanzane alla Parmigiana

Posted in Food People, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News on September 6th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

Here’s a great family recipe from the South of Italy… enjoy.

Melanzane Recipe…

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CiCi CoCo on TV!! | Sky Living HD

Posted in Food People, Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 9th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

We are excited to announce the CiCi CoCo Kitchen is going to be on TV

SERIES LAUNCHES SEPTEMBER  5TH, 8PM.  See the trailer on Facebook


____ In May this year the TV cameras came to Cuddington, Buckinghamshire to film CiCi CoCo in their kitchen for a new SKY Living programme called ‘Cooks to Market’

____ The CiCi-CoCo Kitchen is an award wining artisan food company, the  business has been slowly growing over the last 18 months and when the opportunity to appear on the TV programme presented itself Simon and Giuliana grabbed the opportunity.

____ Each programme in the series follows to progress of two couples as they develop, cook and sell their products at market. The couple that sell and make the most profit on market day then get to pitch their products to a panel of buyers from the industry.

____ Simon and Giuliana presented their speciality Lasagna to the programme hosts and mentors Gizzi Erskine, celebrity chef and writer, and James Averdieck the founder of Gu Chocolate puddings.

____ To find out how we got on you will have to watch the programme this autumn as they are sworn to secrecy about the outcome… for the latest like them on facebook.com/cicicocokitchen or follow them on twitter @cicicocokitchen.

____ The first of the ‘Cooks to Market’ Series is scheduled to air on SKY Living, 8pm September 5th 2012.

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BREAKING NEWS: Great Taste Awards 2012

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , , , on August 1st, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

We are thrilled to announce that we have won 3 Great Taste Awards in the 2012 competition.

This adds to the 1 that we won in 2011 on our first attempt for the Lasagna alla Bolognese, our classic free range beef & pork lasagna.

This years winners were:
___ Pork, Apple and Quince Lasagna

___ Our special, Lasagna alla Napoletana, based on a recipe from Naples and made with free range pork meatballs, mozzarella & free range egg…

___ and our third awards was for our Vegetable Caponata, a Sicilian antipasto…

This is amazing news and beyond our wildest expectations. It makes us all the more determined to see our product on a shelf near you soon!

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New Pasta Sauces

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , on June 23rd, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

We have been asked by lots of customers if we do some pasta sauces so we have decided to give it a try. We are not selling the sauces just yet but trying out the sauces on some of our loyal and decerning cutomers at the East Oxford Community Market. Today is also Love Your Local Market day so the BBC Radio Oxford will also be at the market so listen out for us…

Will be great to see what people think and develop the sauces further with some local suppliers…

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