How to prepare globe artichokes

With globe artichokes readily available and maybe even growing in your garden I thought it would be a good idea to show you how to prepare them ! Firstly pull the fibrous leaves from the stalk end of the artichoke until reach the pale base. Rub liberally with lemon juice as you go to stop […]

Apple Tarte Tatin with Caramel Sauce

“This classic French apple tart always goes down well.” Dessert Serves: 8 Prep: 40 min Cook: 15 min Ingredients 8 small cox’s apples 40g unsalted butter 80g dark brown sugar 500g puff pastry Method Peel and ¼ the apples removing any pips and core, cut each ¼ in half. Using a non-stick frying pan sauté the […]

Baked Stuffed Mussels with a Garlic, Herb & Lemon Crust

“These tasty baked mussels with a garlic, herb and lemon crust are a great way to start a dinner party.” Canape Serves: 8 Prep: 10 min Cook: 7 min Ingredients 1kg Mussels Half Onion finely chopped 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley  cloves garlic finely chopped 40g fresh breadcrumbs Olive oil 1 Lemon Season the lamb well […]

Lamb Fricassee

“A delicious one-pot wonder, with succulent rump of lamb and a fricassee of butter beans, chorizo and oregano” Roasted Paprika Rump Lamb Serves: 8 Prep: 15 min Cook: 10 min Ingredients 4 Rumps Lamb (320g each) Pinch Smoked Paprika 2 Rosemary Sprigs 2 Cloves Garlic Salt and Pepper 80g Butter Method Season the lamb well with […]

Duck Breast Salad

“A visual delight, this dish combines roast duck breast with fresh citrus flavours and rocket.” Recipe Serves: 8 Prep: 10 min Cook: 15 min Ingredients 4 duck breasts (allow half a duck breast per person) Method Score the fat on the duck breast with a sharp knife in a cross pattern. Season the duck breast well […]

Sharpham Estate Visit

Sharpham Estate is a local vineyard creating award-winning English wines.  They have their own creamery and make a range of highly rated Sharpham cheeses. Our Professional Culinary Diploma students are given a tour of the Sharpham Estate as part of their Wine Training module. Photos © Charlie Hoare      

Husbandry School Visit

The Husbandry School is a small farm only a couple of miles from Ashburton where Carole and Jonty Williams run courses in sustainable farming and land management skills, and rural skills and crafts from a stunning home farm that overlooks Dartmoor and South Devon.  They also grow some of the fantastic heritage vegetables and famous […]