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Simple Sausage Carbonara

Last week The Kernow Sausage Co, based in Tregony, Cornwall very kindly sent me their BBQ box to try. The box is filled with 2 types of sausage, their award winning burgers and some marinated pork fillet. It's priced at £37.95 and in my opinion is really good value for money considering how much you get - certainly enough to feed 10 people, if not more.

Unfortunately the weather hasn't really been up to many BBQ's this summer (although we did take the burgers along to a rather soggy inside BBQ last Saturday), so I decided to start developing some of my own recipes with the contents of the box. First up is this really easy Sausage Carbonara which my kids gobbled down. Because the sausages are so well seasoned you really don't need many additional ingredients, which makes it a very speedy supper.

You can find The Kernow Sausage Co on Twitter.

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Sausage Carbonara by Beth Sachs June-29-2012 Serve with extra grated parmesan Ingredients 400g Spaghetti4 Sausages,…

Pappardelle with Tomato, Garlic and Anchovy Sauce

If you follow me on Twitter you will know that I deceived hubby with this recipe. You see, he has always told me he HATES anchovies, despite never actually trying them.....I'm sure you can guess the rest of the story but if not here it is in a nutshell.
1. Decide to make a tomato sauce for dinner to go with some fresh pappardelle. 2. Spy jar of unopened anchovies in cupboard whilst getting the tin of tomatoes. 3. Decide to test hubby's supposed hatred of anchovies by adding them to the sauce, along with some capers, which he also hates. 4. Make sauce with said anchovies and capers....and then blitz it up so he can't see them. 5. He declares it was a tasty supper. 6. I say 'that's great, there was anchovies and capers in it'. 7. Hubby throws a wobbly and storms off. 8. Next night in-laws come round for dinner. I had some sauce left so made a pasta dish to go with some homemade pizza and salad. 9. Father in law tells me how tasty said pasta dish is. 10. I tell h…

Meal Plan 18th - 24th June 2012

It's that time of the week again.

Monday 18th June
Vegetable Curry (Spinach, Mushroom, Tomato and Red Lentil) with Rice and Naan

Tuesday 19th June
Leftover curry

Wednesday 20th June
Refried Bean Quesadillas with Salad

Thursday 21st June
One Pan Prawn and Smoked Fish Pilau

Friday 22nd June
Eating out

Saturday 23rd June
Friends BBQ

Sunday 24th June
Leftovers from fridge and freezer - doing a BIG grocery shop on Monday!

Baking with week:
Quick Calzone from Eric Lanlards new book 'Tart It Up'
Banana Muffins

Chewy Chocolate Orange Cookies

A quick and easy Friday treat for the kids (and adults!) for when they get home from school. The recipe takes 10 minutes to make and 10 minutes to bake, then you just have to resist tucking in until the kids get home. They taste like a Terry's Chocolate Orange, which can only be a good thing in my book. 
I hope everyone enjoys the weekend despite the weather - I think plenty of cooking and baking will be on the cards.
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Chewy Chocolate Orange Cookies by Beth Sachs June-15-2012 Perfect with a glass of cold milk Ingredients 125g Butter, melted75g Dark Muscavado Sugar100g Golden Caster Sugar1 Egg, beatenZest of Half an Orange150g Plain Flour1/2 TSP Baking PowderPinch of Sea Salt120g Dark Chocolate Chips Instructions Step 1: Preheat oven to 190c and line two baking trays with baking paper.Step 2: Mix together the melted butter and sugars until combined then beat in the egg.Step 3: Add the orange zest, flour, baking powder, sea salt and chocolate chip and stir until …

Cornish Honey Cake ~ Best of British

For those of you who read my last post about Tregothnan Estate you will know that as well as a selection of their tea's I was also given some of their Cornish honey to try. I thought I would create a Cornish Honey Cake and submit it as my entry for the Best of British Blogger Challenge Cornwall edition. The blogger challenge is sponsored by The Face of New World Appliances and the host of the Cornish round is fellow Cornish dweller Choclette. A slice of this, without question, would be best enjoyed warm out of the oven with a big dollop of Cornish Clotted Cream Ice Cream.

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Cornish Honey Cake by Beth Sachs June-13-2012 A lovely moist cake, serve with clotted cream icecream Ingredients 250g Clear Honey225g Butter, cubed100g Dark Muscavado Sugar3 Eggs, beaten300g Self Raising Flour, sifted and put into large mixing bowl1 TSP Ground Ginger Instructions Step 1: Grease and line a 20cm springform tin and preheat the oven to 160c.Step 2: In a large pan melt the honey, bu…

Giveaway: Tregothnan Hamper

Tregothnan in Cornwall, a quintessential working country estate adjoining the beautiful Fal Estuary, is perhaps best known as the only producer of growing tea in England. Home to the Boscawen family since 1335, the family has always had a passion for collecting and growing rare plants and this was the initial inspiration behind the now vast range of tea and other estate products they produce.

They kindly sent me a hamper with a selection of estate products including Earl Grey Tea, Manuka Tea, House Keepers Biscuits, Tregothnan Honey and Kea Plum Jam. I plan to do some baking with the honey and I'm looking forward to trying out the tea's.

Tregothnan have kindly offered a luxury Hamper including Tea, Biscuits, Jam and Chinaware from the estate to one lucky Jam and Clotted Cream reader.
To enter: To win the Hamper all you need to do is; 1. Complete the Rafflecopter widget below to verify your entries 2. Entries can be via blog comment, Twitter, Facebook etc 3. U…

Goats Cheese, Bacon and Pea Risotto

@EthelTheGoat of Capricorn Goats Cheese fame kindly invited me to take part in the #CapricornChallenge on Twitter. I obviously said yes and an amazing hamper filled to the brim with ingredients, including Capricorn Goats Cheese from Somerset, landed on my doorstep this morning. I was given strict instructions by @EthelTheGoat to devise a lip smacking recipe to post on my blog.....and this Goats Cheese, Bacon and Pea Risotto is what I came up with - I hope Ethel approves. 
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Goats Cheese, Bacon and Pea Risotto by Beth Sachs June-12-2012 Serve with extra Parmesan Ingredients 30g Butter1 Onion, chopped2 Smoked Bacon Rashers, chopped1 TSP Fresh Thyme Leaves300g Arborio RiceSplash of White Wine1 Litre Hot Vegetable StockHandful Frozen Peas100g Capricorn Goats Cheese, rind removed and choppedHandful Parmesan, gratedSeasoning Instructions Step 1: Melt the butter in a large pan, and fry the onion, bacon and thyme for 5 minutes.Step 2: Stir in the rice then add the vermout…

Spanish Style Rice with Chorizo and Prawns

Half term has finished and it's back to reality. I hope all those that braved the Royal Cornwall Show didn't get too wet. We decided to give it a miss this year, mainly due to the weather. Its not much fun walking miles in the wind and rain with 2 reluctant children. Instead, we did some gardening (when it wasn't raining), put up the children's trampoline, cleaned the house in preparation for a viewing today (not holding out much hope), baked some banana and chocolate chip bars (a Mary Berry recipe) and went for a couple of nice walks.
I also did lots of cooking, one of the recipes being this Spanish Style Rice. I picked up some paella rice recently - you wouldn't believe how difficult it is to find in these parts of Cornwall - and decided to create something summery in the hope that Summer may actually arrive soon. The rice is flavoured with a pinch of saffron and the salty chorizo and sweet king prawns complement each other well. All in all it was very tasty and…

Meal Plan 11th June - 17th June 2012

A quick insight into what the Jam and Clotted Cream household will be eating this week.

Monday 11th June
Chicken Kievs with Veggie Rice

Tuesday 12th June
Something with goats cheese courtesy of @ethelthegoat and her hamper

Wednesday 13th June
Braised Sausages in Cider

Thursday 14th June
Bacon and Cheddar Risotto

Friday 15th June
Spicy Fried Chicken, Chips and Salad

Saturday 16th June
Homemade Pizza's

Sunday 17th June
Prawn Curry

Family Favourite ~ Mac n Cheese with Bacon

As you can see from the photo below we've had pretty horrendous weather today in Cornwall (what a shame it has coincided with the Royal Cornwall Show) and according to the weather forecasters we are going to get a further battering tonight with gale force winds....and more of the wet stuff. WHEN IS SUMMER GOING TO ARRIVE (I say this every year!) - I cleaned my BBQ and everything.

On summer days like this (which are all too common) comfort food is what we want in this house and my Mac n Cheese with crispy Bacon does the job. I pep up the flavours a bit with the addition of onion, mustard and of course the crispy bacon and I also add a thin layer of breadcrumbs on top (I keep a huge bag of breadcrumbs in the freezer) which go lovely and crunchy when put under the grill. Enjoy!
By Beth Sachs, 7th June 2012

Ingredients 1 Onion, finely chopped2 Smoked Bacon Rashers, chopped250g Macaroni50g Butter50g Plain Flour700ml Milk2 Bay Leaves1/2 TSP Dijon Mustard200g E…

Meal Plan 4th June - 10th June 2012

A quick one this week due to Jubilee/Half Term activities!

Monday 4th June
Village Jubilee BBQ

Tuesday 5th June
Chicken Kievs, Sweet Potato Mash and Peas

Wednesday 6th June
Chicken Korma with Rice

Thursday 7th June
Pea and Bacon Risotto

Friday 8th June
Spicy Tomato and Prawn Spaghetti

Saturday 9th June
Homemade Pizza's

Sunday 10th June
Eating out