Friday, 6 May 2011

Week beginning April 11th -- Home brewing

I am certainly not the expert to talk to about home brewing, there are a lot more knowledgeable people out there who know a lot more than I do. What I would like to say however, is that over the past few years especially, I have learnt a lot about brewing coffee at home and actually how easy it is to make a wonderful filter style coffee (not espresso) at home wuth a little bit of allocated time and effort.

Mrs K and I will always start our days off together with breakfast and either a pour over filter or french press coffee, following a recipe from one of the many experts and using SQM freshly gound beans. By the time she has prepped breakfast for our daughter and ourselves, I have made a great pot of coffee and we sit and enjoy our breakfast as a family.

You need to allow at least five minutes to get it done, about the same time as preparing breakfast really, and you will be able to sit and read the papers and have coffee, breakfast and a wonderful start to the day.

Not only that, but if you are going on a long drive or a picnic, get a thermos, make a pot ready before you go and stop and have really great coffee to keep you going. Much much better than Costa services.

Square Mile sell all sorts of equipment, and this is an amzing website with all sorts of recipes for brewing

Now, if only we can get all the B £ B's of the UK to make us coffee this way too....

Traditional bircher muesli with rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Granola muesli with pomegranate molasses and rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.90
Fruit salad (pineapple, mango, strawberries, grapes, passionfruit, peach) 3.30
Ciabatta Roll with omelette, pancetta, rocket and tomato salsa 4.20
Croissant with Italian roast ham, talleggio cheese, spinach & plum tomatoes 4.20
Croissant with gruyere cheese and plum tomatoes 3.20
Seven seed bakery bloomer toast with homemade preserves 1.70
Cinnamon and raisin toast 2.00
Banana Bread 2.00

Porridge with condiments of muscovado sugar, dried fruit, chopped nuts, honey or rhubarb and raspberry compote 2.50

Pastries by Seven Seed bakery
French butter croissants 1.60
Pain au chocolat 2.20
Almond croissants 2.70

Baked Treats
Champagne soaked berries sweet muffins 1.80
Corn cheddar savoury muffins 1.80
Strawberry Friands 1.90
Super moist chocolate brownies 2.20
White chocolate blondies 2.20
Portuguese tarts 1.80
ANZAC cookies 1.60
Pinky Snaps 1.60


Foccacias with sea salt and rosemary crust 4.70
Tuna with cheese fondue and rocket
Manchego cheese with pesto, courgette and rocket

French retro baguettes 4.30
Coppa cotta ham with onion jam, gruyere, gherkin, rocket, dijon
Bufala mozzerella with aioli, spinach, basil, tomato, spinach

Salads £4.40/£5.30/£8.50
Cherries with goats cheese, rocket and basil
Orzo pasta salad with spicy buttermilk dressing
Organic free range chicken with gen lettuce, grapefruit and cayenne

4.00 or 6.30 with salad
Asparagus and gruyere tart

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