Archive for April, 2010

Conservative Party or Preservative-free Party?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

When it comes to election, is it Cameron’s chat or Cardamom Choc??

Which one do you choose?

Discover UK Organic Chocolate on FoodAdo.com

Labour or flavour?? UK elections (of food)

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

When it comes to elections, is it Brown or Brownies??

Which one do you choose?

Labour or Flavour?

Discover UK brownies on FoodAdo.com
UK voters challenge: Brown or Brownies?

UK voters challenge: Brown or Brownies?

Springtime butternut squash pie (in the park!)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It is finally springtime and all we want to do is go outside and enjoy a picnic in the park.

But foodies are foodies no matter what.

When it comes to picnics, they like to share something special with their friends.

This weekend we were invited to a lovely Dinner Club ( www.DinnerClub.tk ) and we had the occasion to try a springtime delight made of butternut squash and lovely organic cheese.

It is a perfect idea for a picnic. Easy, tasty, refreshing, it goes perfectly with a glass of Prosecco and apple juice.

If you like the look of it and want to prepare it, here is the recipe:

Ingredients

Pastry:

White flower

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A pinch of salt

Filling:

A sweet butternut squash (1.5 kg)

3 white onions

3 yellow potatoes

3 eggs

A generous slice of Organic cheese (300g)

Seriously Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A pinch of salt

Method:

It is better to start with the pastry, which needs to be beautifully smooth and requires a bit of work. Once you have shaped your pastry with your rolling pin, you will only need to put together the filling.

The filling is a simple mix of onions (fried in a pan for 10 minutes), potatoes and butternuts squash (diced and boiled for 10 minutes), fresh eggs and organic cheese (grated).

Wrap the tasty filling in the pastry and sprinkle with perfumed olive oil.

Just 35 minutes in the oven and you can serve a delicious pie.

Prepare your picnic bag and enjoy a spring day as we did.

Food is great, life is beautiful!

The FoodAdo Team

Don’t stop eating vegetables and fruit, there is so much more to them!

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

BBC News article by Clare Murphy “Five-a-day has little impact on cancer” states that “eating more fruit and vegetables has only a modest effect on protecting against cancer”.

This new discovery may sound a bit depressing, but it is not a good reason to stop eating tasty vegetables and fruit!

Good food is not a magic potion, but experts stress that eating fruit and vegetables is still the key to good health.

For example, fresh and preserved tomatoes contain powerful antioxidants that have age-fighting properties and protect our cells from damage. (Harvard University – antioxidant: lycopene).

In addition, good food can change our day and help us to feel better: that is already a step towards a healthier life!

A foodie perspective? When in doubt, just follow your nose!

Go for something tasty and healthy like organic cheese and tomato chutney and treat yourself!

Food is great, life is beautiful!

The FoodAdo Team

Easter chocolatey Science

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Feeling guilty about the tons of chocolate you eat on Easter?
Don’t!

Remember Harvard School of Public Health’s Survey:
Chocolate consumption has been scientifically linked to longer life.

The survey of healthy 65-year-old men revealed that those who ate sweets containing chocolate reportedly lived longer.
Happy Easter the FoodAdo Team!

(chocolate) London Calling

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

 

Imagine a vibrant and busy fair, the crowd flowing through the stands and the festive atmosphere.

Then, add chocolate, lots of gorgeous chocolate, in every possible form and shape.

Do you know where you are?

You are at the South Bank Chocolate Festival with the FoodAdo Team!

Yes, we could not resist the chocolate calling.

We browsed through the colourful stands, sampled unusual combinations of flavours, admired unique creations and learned new ways to think chocolate with clever maitres chocolatiers.

The festival was full of irresistible moments, like an elegant VIP reception (Yael Rose could not make it more special), where producers could present their chocolatey creations and tell the secrets behind them.

Damian Allsop presented a tasty passion fruit speciality and guided the audience through an exciting tasting: starting from the moment the truffle broke in the mouth and passion fruit showed its strong character, getting to the instant when coffee and dark chocolate added their final touch to the experience.

More browsing and more chocolate, from stand to stand, discovering new food trends (so many!), new attractive ways to enjoy chocolate, gift ideas and friendly flavours. The chill of a an early spring day was not a problem: Jaz and Juls prepared mugs of caramel hot chocolate that kept the Team warm and willing to explore more and more and more!

At FoodAdo, we cannot wait for the next event!