An early Easter at the CiCi-CoCo Kitchen

Posted in Food Products, Food Stories, Kitchen News with tags , , , , on April 22nd, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

We were joined on 18th March by six enthusiastic cooks to enjoy our special Easter cookery course, Italian Style. If you missed the course the next course is ‘Flavours of Calabria,’ on 10th May, 2014. Calabria is a region I know well as it is where my father grew up and I spent many happy hours cooking with my family! A taster of the Easter menu is below….

Italian Easter Menu
Today’s recipes

Lavazza coffee on arrival
with home made biscotti

 First course
Ravioli ricotta e spinaci

Hand made ricotta and spinach ravioli served with speck and fresh herbs butter sauce
(Made with CiCi CoCo heritage spelt and Rivet wheat flour)

Main Course
Agnello brodettato (Easter lamb)
Orchard View Farm free range lamb with Cuddington egg and lemon sauce

 Patate al forno con alloro e rosmarino
Roast potatoes with bay leaves and rosemary

 Sandy Lane braised green cabbage with wine

 Dessert
Pastiera di farro
Neapolitan Easter pie with organic spelt and homemade ricotta

 To drink
Alta Italia Pinot Grigio 2012
Triade Puglia 2011

Potato1 table Prep Potato Polenta cakes Pasta

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Quattro Pasta | Cookery Class

Posted in Kitchen News with tags , , , , , on January 25th, 2014 by liberatethelasagna

Today at Beam Cottage we made pasta and cooked some delicious sauces with six lovely guests. For the pasta we use our own heritage mix of spelt and rivet flour but all the hard work came from our guests… Here is what we made…

Our Pasta Sauces:
Homemade italian sausage ragu made with Beckley pork, garlic and fennel seeds.
Creamed New Forest Sarum (a delicious cheese!) sauce with walnut pesto and local Bucks honey.
Butter, sage and poppy seed sauce.

Pasta & Ravioli:
Tagliatelle & farfalle
Ravioli with endive and homemade goat ricotta
Cansunziei – Sandy Lane Farm organic beetroot & Ambo potato half moon ravioli.

The next cookery course is called ‘A Trip to Tuscany’ and is on Saturday 8th, February. There is a full list of cookery classed here
Hopefully we will see you on one of our next courses!

Cookery Class 4 600Cookery Class 2 600Cookery Class 5 600

 

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