Monthly Archives: December 2013
5 Sleeps to go! And it's Friday :-) so a cocktail.Harem's DelightSure to get the party going1/2 measure Cointreau2 measures pomegranate juicePomegranate seedsProsecco1. Pour Cointreau and pomegranate juice into champagne glass and mix.2. Slowly add prosecco and gently stir.3. When almost full add a few pomegranate seeds.4. Serve.Makes 1 easily increased.
Maroque’s Christmas count downOnly 7 sleeps to go (I would really appreciate if we could actually add a few extra in, please…)Add a little bit of Moroccan glamour to your Christmas table with one of these stunning platters. Great for serving a crowd on Boxing Day as well as making a great gift..You can find my full range of traditional Moroccan ceramics
Maroque’s Christmas count down
8 Sleeps to go, and as the party is soon to start, I thought about the poor drivers, or those, that a merry tipple is not their thing. Don’t banish them to boring, far too sweet lemonade, why not try this mocktail.
This pomegranate trilogy is a refreshing sharp delight.
1 tsp pomegranate molasses
2 measures chilled pomegranate juice
Chilled tonic water
1tsp pomegranate seed
1. Add the pomegranate molasses to the glass, and add the pomegranate juice, mix well to combine.
2. Top up with tonic water, stir gently and add pomegranate seed. Serve
This and lots more cocktails can be found in my little pink drinks book, down load for free at
Maroque’s Christmas count downI'm a little behind in posting these, so 3 all in one day!With apparently 8 sleeps till Christmas I have pulled together a few ideas to inspire you. Recipes, shopping, table decorating ideas, oh and a few cocktails.Starting with a recipe that always goes down a treat, but shush… don’t tell them how easy they are!
I would love to know how they go down?Cumin scented cheese crumblesThe crumbles go very well with a glass of fizz.90g butter
225g cheddar cheese grated
170g plain flour
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp salt
A pinch of cayenne
1 tsp cumin seeds1. Heat the oven to 220C. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together to form a crumb like texture, similar to making crumble topping. Don't squeeze it into a ball.2. Take a tablespoon of the dough at a time and form into balls about 3cm across. Place the balls on a greased or non stick baking tray and flatten slightly with your fingers. Leave enough room for them to spread as they cook.
3. Transfer to the hot oven and bake for about 15 minutes until slightly risen and golden.
4. Allow to cool and serve.
Makes about 20