Maggie Beer

Maggie's Mother's Day Menu

May 04 2018

We believe that any Sunday is worthy of spending time across the table with Mum, but especially so on Mother's Day. This menu has been developed around the idea of keeping things simple; a selection of recipes that not only show Mum how special she is, but that can largely be made ahead of time to take the pressure off the day and enable everyone to spend more time together. Read the rest...

What’s In Season

May 04 2018

At times it can be difficult to know which fruit and vegetables are in season because so many of them are available in store year round. But if we were to imagine we could all just wander out into our own vegetable gardens and orchards here's what we would have to choose from, in season, in Autumn... Read the rest...

Easter Menu Planning

March 28 2018

We embrace the Easter tradition of keeping our menu seafood-only. A side of salmon often graces the centre of our table along with a whole ocean trout cooked on the bone. Our selection of salads are always no-fuss and of course are based around what produce we have to hand in the garden. This year I'll be making this wonderful salad of Figs with Burrata and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Read the rest...

Foods for Your Brain

March 15 2018

Curcumin is the component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) that is responsible for its bright yellow colour and it is also the aspect of Turmeric that contributes to its ability to decrease inflammation and oxidative stress. Oxidative cells are thought to be one of the main causes of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. It is difficult for our bodies to absorb turmeric, but consuming it with black pepper enhances curcumin’s bioavailability many times over because of the piperine in black pepper. It’s also a good idea to include a good fat such as coconut oil, this enhances absorption because curcumin is fat-soluble. My recipe for Turmeric, Soy & Ginger Chicken can make this health giving spice an easy mid-week option. Read the rest...

5 Ways With Verjuice

February 28 2018

Use Verjuice to create a beautiful syrup when roasting. Read the rest...


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