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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Windrush Valley Goat Farm

Posted in Food People, Food Products, Kitchen News on October 22nd, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

An added benefit of attending the Wolvercote Farmers Market at the weekend was meeting Richard from Windrush Valley Goat Dairy (their website is nearly ready but ‘google’ them and there is lots to read!). Having tried some their amazing goats cheese we could not resist and brought some home!

We used the Goats cheese on some great pizza’s that we made with the children. We used our Arrabbiata Affumicata as the tomato topping (the warm smokey flavour gives a little of the illusion of a wood pizza oven even in our kitchen oven!) along with some of the great goats cheese and some sweet San Daniele ham. It was delicious and we will definately be stocking up on Richard’s goats cheese next time we see him.

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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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John and Elaine Moore | Cuddington Village Stores

Posted in Food People, Food Places, Kitchen News with tags , , , , , on October 16th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

The Cuddington Village Stores is now stocking our Speciality Lasagna, Caponata and Pasts Sauces… it is great to see our products in a local shop. John and Elaine Moore recently took over the village stores and are committed to stocking local produce…

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Vale Harvest Market | Sat 6th October

Posted in Food Places, Kitchen News with tags , , , , , , , on October 4th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

We will be at the Vale Harvest Market at the beautiful Orchard View Farm… lots to see and great local produce to buy… we hope to see you there… we will have fresh stock of our Award Winning Pork, Apple & Quince Lasagna and also our Classic as well as Roasted Beetroot & Walnut Pesto and Caponata…

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Our Caponata…

Posted in Food People, Food Products, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on September 20th, 2012 by liberatethelasagna

After winning a Great Taste Award this year for our Sicilian antipasto, we have just jarred our first batch… it will now be available both in plastic tubs but also for the pantry in jars so you always have some available… the first ones were delivered to the beautiful Sandy Lane Farm this morning… and they look and taste amazing.

We hope that you like…

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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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