Month: December 2012

Review of Gourmet PopCorn by Joe & Seph’s

Background… The founder of this award winning, popcorn producing business, Joseph, wears two hats. His role(s) are primary. Joseph is both ‘Joe’ the Popcorn Chef, and ‘Seph’ the Connoisseur, hence the company name. And the alternated positions of the hats above the names ‘Joe & Seph’s’ (see above) are logos designed to define his ingenuity. Joseph believes in his product and says “If you don’t love this popcorn…I’ll eat my hats” Find out more of how Joseph became a chef and a connoisseur of gourmet popcorn by reading his story We had… six flavours to test, taken from a range of twenty plus of both sweet and savoury popcorn recipes, selected for us by sales and marketing manager, Rob. Nutritional Information provided on the website and the packaging itself confirms that all ingredients are natural. We found… Joseph’s experimentation with combinations of flavours have resulted in a range of quality popcorn that is obviously different due to the mix and ingredients used in the separate recipes, yet we found a certain distinctiveness in the taste …

Stilton and Walnuts with Pea Shoots and Baby Leaf Salad

Stilton, star of the cheeseboard on special occasions and known as an excellent accompaniment to Port wine, is an extremely versatile cheese actually. Strong to the taste buds, and to the nose! It is, nonetheless, a lovely, creamy textured cheese which melts easily, and, like all blue cheeses is easy to crumble, yet can be sliced and cut in to chunks without losing its form. We think, as do Steve Leaves, that Stilton cheese can be delicious and enhanced even more by putting it into a salad. Here is a salad recipe that is rich in texture and colour, is extremely flavoursome: a wonderful mix of sweet and cheesy sour, salty, yet fruity and surprisingly refreshing, a lighter way to enjoy this famous crusty, British cheese. Ideal for a cold buffet.   What you need to serve 2 -4 persons 1 Nice Big Helping Bag of Pea Shoots and Baby Leaves (Steves Leaves) 250g Stilton 100g Walnut pieces 4 spring onions 8 Cherry Tomatoes 2 large handfuls Cranberries Fruity Blackcurrant & White Balsamic Vinegar dressing …