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Recipe: Tenderstem, horseradish, Pink Lady apple and toasted hazelnut salad

News Shopper: Recipe: Tenderstem, Horseradish, Pink Lady Apple and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

6:10am Friday 18th April 2014

This recipe is really quick and a great example of vegetables as comfort food- it’s sweet, satisfying and tangy.

Belly dancers and great service at Turkish delight in Orpington

News Shopper: Review: Ephesus, Orpington

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

It was the service above all that stood out at Ephesus, a busy Turkish restaurant in Orpington’s high street.

Masterchef contestant hopes to launch Sutton curry house

News Shopper: 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

News Shopper: 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

Easter Recipe video: Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Marble Cake

News Shopper: Easter Recipe video: Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s Chocolate Salted Caramel Marble Cake

9:26am Friday 11th April 2014

FORGET the Easter Eggs, Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber’s got a home-made treat that will really impress your friends and family.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood's top Hot Cross Bun tips

News Shopper: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood talks live tour and living in Kent

10:25am Thursday 10th April 2014

IF you are looking for advice on how to create the best hot crossed buns this Easter, it is hard to think of anyone better than the Great British Bake Off judge and bread expert Paul Hollywood.

Classic hot cross bun recipe by Bexleyheath bakery Cocoa and Heart

News Shopper: Magdalena Marsden will teach you to make a range of breads. Picture by S.Samuel Photography

10:12am Thursday 10th April 2014

HOT cross buns are one of the joys of Easter. That’s why we asked Bexleyheath baker Magdalena Marsden to share her recipe with us.

Recipe: Quick Beef Bourguignon

News Shopper: 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.

Review: Miller & Carter, Bexley

News Shopper: Miller & Carter

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

It was quite an adventure, journeying out to distant Bexley from deep south-east London. A map was required after alighting from the train from London Bridge.

Recipe: Viva Strawberry & Macadamia Blondies

News Shopper: 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

News Shopper: 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.

Best and worst: Chocolate covered champions and foods that should never go with chocolate

News Shopper: Best and worst: Chocolate covered champions and foods that should never go with chocolate

3:08pm Monday 31st March 2014

SALTY Ritz crackers are great, especially with cheese. But encased in chocolate?

Recipe: Tenderstem, Beetroot & Toasted Seed Salad with Lemon Dressing

News Shopper: 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.

Contain yourselves: Pizza1889 transports authentic Italian pizza to Orpington

News Shopper: Contain yourselves: Pizza1889 transports authentic Italian pizza to Orpington

2:48pm Monday 24th March 2014

ONE summer in my teens, I nearly made a promise to myself to never go near a shipping container again for as long as I lived. Thank god I didn’t.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with shallot vinaigrette and croutons

News Shopper: 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

News Shopper: 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

News Shopper: 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).

Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood talks live tour and living in Kent

News Shopper: Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood talks live tour and living in Kent

8:42am Monday 17th March 2014

BREAD expert and Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood is packing up his rolling pin and heading out on a live tour.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry Pimm's jellies

News Shopper: 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.

What do you call the main evening meal? Is it tea, dinner or supper?

News Shopper: What name do you have for the main meal of the day in the evening?

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

What do you call the main meal of the day that’s eaten in the evening? Is it tea, dinner or supper?

Five of the best pie and mash shops in south east London and north Kent

News Shopper: Five of the best pie and mash shops in south east London and north Kent

1:01pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

IT’S a south London thing, the love of pie, mash and liquor. As it was National Pie Week earlier this month, we went on a hunt to find some of the best pie shops the area has to offer...

Recipe: Viva Strawberry Easy Ice-cream

News Shopper: 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.

Taste Test: Easter Eggs and sweet Easter treats

News Shopper: Taste Test: Easter Eggs and sweet Easter treats

12:37pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

EASTER is all about chocolate. Well, maybe not all about chocolate, but it certainly has a role. There is so much on the shelves and we don't want you to choose badly. That's why the News Shopper team has courted obesity to bring you their verdicts on some of the contenders...

Review: The Pilot Inn, Greenwich

News Shopper: The Pilot Inn

5:23pm Monday 10th March 2014

ILLUMINATED by the City’s glare, almost lost amid the O2 Arena, Emirates Air Line and high-reaching flats, one of London’s most historic pubs sits calmly in maritime past.

Rock star chef Martin McNair's spring ingredients tips

News Shopper: Rock star chef Martin McNair's seasonal cooking tips

3:19pm Monday 10th March 2014

GREENHITHE chef Martin McNair knows food. He started his career more than a quarter of a century ago at the Waldorf Hotel in London, has worked at Michelin-starred restaurants, five-star hotels and the QE2.

Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

News Shopper: Recipe: Sweet Eve Strawberry & White Chocolate Muffins

6:20am Monday 10th March 2014

Delicious muffins with white chocolate chunks and diced Sweet Eve strawberries.

Recipe: Mother's Day strawberry and vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote

News Shopper: Recipe: Mother's Day strawberry and vanilla cheesecake with strawberry compote

1:46pm Thursday 6th March 2014

TREAT your mum on this Mother’s Day (March 30) with this strawberry and vanilla cheesecake recipe, with a warm strawberry compote from the people at Viva strawberries.

Healthy and beautifully simple chocolate recipe for Easter from Bexley fitness expert

News Shopper: Christmas survival tips from Bexley bootcamp expert

12:14pm Thursday 6th March 2014

EASTER eggs are great, but didn’t make a resolution all that time ago to be healthy?

Top pie making tips for National Pie Week from Higgidy founder

News Shopper: Top pie making tips for National Pie Week from Higgidy founder

11:30am Thursday 6th March 2014

NOW that your pancakes have digested, it’s time for National Pie Week.

Review: Japanese pop-up restaurant - Yam Yam festival at the Albany Deptford

News Shopper: Yuri shows us how it's done

4:41pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

FOOD from the Far East is as popular as ever, so learning more about Japanese cuisine proved a rewarding evening. The pop-up restaurant night at the Albany in Deptford last month was a warm affair – communal tables, Tsingtao beer, while artwork from local primary school pupils provided a welcoming backdrop to sticky rice and miso.

Top 10 pancake recipes - how do you like yours?

News Shopper: 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.

14 fun facts about Pancake Day and why we go flippin' crazy for Shrove Tuesday

News Shopper: Send us your Pancake Day photos

6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Get your frying pans at the ready as one of our favorite days of the year is here - it’s Pancake Day!

Bromley woman competing to launch healthy Indian eateries

News Shopper: Healthy cooking workshops turn up the heat but not the calories

11:57am Monday 3rd March 2014

A BROMLEY woman is competing to expand her pop-up eateries which give Indian food a healthy twist.

Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

News Shopper: Recipe: Strawberry, Ricotta, Lemon and Cream Tart

8:10am Monday 3rd March 2014

A light, fruity tart with ricotta and fresh Sweet Eve strawberries.

Day out in Margate: top five things to do

News Shopper: Top five things to do in Margate

10:56am Thursday 27th February 2014

Where else but Margate can you enjoy mouth-watering cheeses washed down with cider, the works of Turner set against the sea and a mysterious grotto made of shells?

Review: Barrel & Horn in Bromley

News Shopper: Barrel & Horn has a wonderful selection of craft beers

1:18pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

I’M FEARFUL it might be offensive to compare Bromley’s Barrel & Horn to a Shoreditch hangout, but go there and you’ll see why I feel compelled to do so.

Recipe: Pink Lady apple and Elderflower Jellies

News Shopper: 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: Perfect pancakes by Bluewater chocolate experts Cocoba

News Shopper: RECIPE: Perfect pancakes by Bluewater chocolate experts Cocoba

8:28am Friday 21st February 2014

PANCAKE day is coming up (it’s on March 4, folks) so we asked Bluewater’s chocolate experts Cocoba to give us their recipe for the perfect pancake.

VIDEO: Brits host James Corden wants you to Free the Joy

News Shopper: VIDEO: Brits host James Corden wants you to Free the Joy

10:30am Wednesday 19th February 2014

HERE’S one to brighten your morning...

Review: Domali restaurant Crystal Palace

News Shopper: Domali

3:47pm Tuesday 18th February 2014

PERCHED on top of Gipsy Hill lies an intimate little bar and cafe called Domali, with sparkling fairy lights fronting a warming glow. Inside is simple but charming, with a single room of candles on tables and artwork available to buy along each wall.

Recipe: Tenderstem broccoli with ricotta, lemon and shaved parmesan

News Shopper: 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.

Video: Celebrity Masterchef winner cooks up a Valentine's feast

News Shopper: VIDEO: Chinese New Year recipes by Lisa Faulkner

9:52am Friday 14th February 2014

RESTAURANTS can be hard to book and planning a perfect date can be stressful. The answer is, of course, to cook.

Recipes: Romantic cocktails to enjoy as singles or couples

News Shopper: Recipes: Romantic cocktails to enjoy as singles or couples

10:02am Friday 14th February 2014

TONIGHT’S the night to share a drink with the one you love and vodka supremo Smirnoff has created a range of cocktails perfect for romancing.

Recipe: Roast beetroot, red onion & chestnuts with maple syrup

News Shopper: 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.

Tuck into Asian cooking and culture in Deptford Yam Yam festival

News Shopper: Picture by Manuel Vason

1:58pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

CELEBRATE east Asian food and culture during the six week Yam Yam festival in Deptford.

UPDATED: Valentine's chocolates (and sweets) put to the test

News Shopper: Chocolates: Valentine's taste test

9:25am Tuesday 4th February 2014

VALENTINE’S Day and chocolates go together like Batman and Robin or cheese and biscuits, and there’s something out there no matter how far along your relationship is.

Recipe: Sweet chilli beetroot and potato mash served with steak

News Shopper: 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.

Review: Chapters All Day Dining, Blackheath Village

News Shopper: Review: Chapters, Blackheath Village

1:46pm Friday 31st January 2014

A-LIST celebrities Orlando Bloom and Cameron Diaz are fans of Chapters in Blackheath Village, so it stands to reason that those of us less disposed to high-end dining will also be impressed.

Meantime set to celebrate 15 years brewing in Greenwich

News Shopper: Meantime create special brews like this Rum Barrel Porter for Marks and Spencer

10:17am Friday 31st January 2014

FIFTEEN years ago, the first British man to have a masters degree in brewing, Alistair Hook, formed Meantime Brewing Company with a group of friends in a Greenwich flat.

VIDEO: Chinese New Year recipes by Lisa Faulkner

News Shopper: VIDEO: Chinese New Year recipes by Lisa Faulkner

8:52am Friday 31st January 2014

CELEBRATE Chinese New Year today and banish the January blues with these Eastern twist on a good old steak by actress and Celebrity Masterchef winner Lisa Faulkner.






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