Certain parts of the world are like sacred ground for oenophiles, namely France and Northern California. But a number of unexpected locales are also getting into the wine business and turning out vintages that are receiving a lot of attention.Here are six areas that have transformed into reputable wine regions over the years:Certain parts of the world are like sacred ground for oenophiles, namely France and Northern California.
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RecipesDish typeBreakfastGranolaThis tasty granola is easy to make yourself and chock-a-block with dried fruits, nuts and seeds. Try making a double batch to keep some for yourself, then wrap the rest in cellophane for a fabulously healthy (and tasty!) food gift!25 people made thisIngredientsServes: 18 325g porridge oats140g chopped toasted almonds4 tablespoons toasted wheatgerm4 tablespoons sunflower seeds4 tablespoons ground flax seeds1 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg75ml rapeseed oil225g honey80g raisins60g chopped dried pineapple60g sweetened dried cranberries60g chopped dried papayaMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:1hr cooling › Ready in:1hr40minPreheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultrySausageHomemade sausagesThis is something different and decidedly tasty to make on the BBQ. Add plenty of fresh lemon any way you serve it.32 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 450g minced pork1 large onion, finely chopped25g finely chopped fresh parsleysalt and pepper to taste1 tablespoon vinegar225g caul fat10 skewersMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:1hr20minIn a medium bowl, mix together the minced pork, onion, parsley, salt and pepper.
RecipesIngredientsBeansBlack eyed beansThis is a deliciously different recipe that is easy to make and oh-so flavourful. Great to serve with your favourite spicy sauce and a green salad.25 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 225g streaky bacon725g tinned black-eye beans, rinsed and drained2 tablespoons minced shallot5 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers3 tablespoons plain flour, or as neededsalt and black pepper to taste1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon vegetable oilMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minPlace the bacon in a large, deep frying pan and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes.
RecipesDish typeSaladSeafood saladA light and simple calamari salad featuring lemon juice, garlic, parsley, black olives and celery. Ensure you don& 39;t overcook the calamari, otherwise it gets tough.20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 2 lemons, juiced6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced1 sprig fresh parsley, choppedsalt and pepper to taste1.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenGreek fried chicken is not the same as your American variety. Fried in olive oil and served with lemon, there& 39;s a definite Mediterranean flair to this recipe. Serve with a green salad or Greek salad on the side.
RecipesDish typeCakeChocolate cakeThis is a French chocolate cake recipe for a typical homemade chocolate cake in France - dense, dark and delicious. Excellent served with whipped cream, ice cream or, of course, on its own.55 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 100g caster sugar285g cooking chocolate170g unsalted butter, cubed2 teaspoons vanilla extract5 eggs, separated4 tablespoons sifted plain flour1 pinch cream of tartarsalt to tasteMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:1hr25min › Ready in:2hr50minPreheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeDrinkCoffee drinksThis is a sweet, indulgent, warming drink for those who want a change from hot chocolate. The flavour is reminiscent of an aromatic gingerbread, with ginger, cinnamon and cloves all making an appearance! Serve with a gingerbread biscuit on the side for a real treat.58 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 175g black treacle4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda1 teaspoon ground ginger3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeVanilla cheesecakeThis is a decadent cheesecake flavoured with real vanilla bean. The lemon and orange zest help to lift the flavours, but don& 39;t lend a powerful citrus taste. This is an arduous cheesecake recipe, but well worth the effort!9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 125g plain flour4 tablespoons caster sugar1 teaspoon grated lemon zest1 teaspoon grated orange zest1/2 vanilla bean110g unsalted butter1 egg yolk5 1/2 (200g) tubs cream cheese, softened350g caster sugar3 tablespoons plain flour1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest1/2 vanilla bean5 eggs2 egg yolks4 tablespoons double creamMethodPrep:1hr ›Cook:1hr25min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:5hr25minIn a large bowl, combine 125g flour, 4 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and 1 teaspoon orange zest.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsFruit pies and tartsBerry pies and tartsStrawberry pies and tartsFresh strawberries are arranged in a shopbought pastry case, then covered with a fresh strawberry and Grand Marnier glaze. Absolutely easy and delicious! Serve with whipped cream.Recipe by:Greater London, England, UK20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 (23cm) ready-made shortcrust pastry case150g fresh strawberries, hulled175ml water150g caster sugar3 tablespoons cornflour3 tablespoons orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)450g fresh strawberries, hulledMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:20min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr35minPreheat an oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenThis Greek-inspired chicken salad takes fresh veg, chicken, feta, olives and your favourite Italian dressing to make a fab packed lunch. Serve over crisp greens, or use to fill a pitta wrap.45 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 280g cubed, cooked chicken meat1 small carrot, sliced1/4 cucumber, sliced4 tablespoons sliced black olives4 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese4 tablespoons Italian-style salad dressingMethodPrep:15min ›Extra time:1hr marinating › Ready in:1hr15minIn a large bowl combine the chicken, carrots, cucumber, olives and cheese.
RecipesDish typeDrinkCocktailsGin cocktailsThis is a refreshing and easy brandy-based cocktail that is a nice change of pace from the usual gin and tonic or rum and coke. You can use low sugar ginger ale if you& 39;re counting calories, but regular ginger ale is just as good!6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 1 4 cubes ice1 1/2 fluid ounces brandy1 tablespoon peach schnapps125ml low sugar ginger aleMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minFill a glass with ice, and pour in the brandy, peach schnapps and ginger ale.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishFlatfish SoleFresh sole fillets rolled and stuffed with a mouth-watering crab and cracker filling. Great served with your favourite green veg and a wild rice blend.166 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 150g butter2 tablespoons minced onion125g crab meat, minced2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley1/4 teaspoon garlic granules, or to tastesalt and pepper to taste24 Ritz® crackers, crushed12 (170g) fillets sole2 tablespoons lemon juice4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese3 tablespoons butterMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:40minPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenThis is a recipe for avgolemono, the classic Greek soup made with egg and lemon. Delicious!412 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 2L chicken stock125ml fresh lemon juice1 carrot, grated1 small onion, chopped2 sticks celery, chopped6 tablespoons chicken stock granules1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper50g margarine4 tablespoons plain flour160g cooked white rice150g diced, cooked chicken meat16 slices lemon8 egg yolksMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minIn a large pot, combine the chicken stock, lemon juice, carrots, onions, celery, stock granules and white pepper.
RecipesDish typeBreadItalian breadFocacciaSourdough starter lends extra flavour to this focaccia. Well worth the extra time and effort, and perfect if you& 39;ve already got a live starter on your hands.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 125ml warm water1/2 teaspoon dried active baking yeast350g strong white bread flour1/2 teaspoon salt125ml cold water2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided4 tablespoons sourdough starter2 teaspoons cornmealMethodPrep:35min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:3hr20min rising › Ready in:4hr25minPlace warm water in a small bowl, and sprinkle yeast over the surface.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesBaked potatoJacket potatoesThis excellent side dish is a nice and easy change from chips or roasties. Red potatoes are quartered and tossed with butter, garlic, lemon juice and Parmesan, then baked till golden.1175 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 900g red potatoes, quartered50g butter, melted2 teaspoons minced garlic1 teaspoon salt1 lemon, juiced1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheeseMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:55minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typePancakesThis is a baked pancake that you cut into wedges to serve. Serve for an indulgent brunch or as a pudding with some ice cream or custard.383 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Pancake batter4 eggs60g plain flour1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon sugar1 pinch salt240ml milk1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted1/2 teaspoon ground nutmegApple layer50g unsalted butter100g caster sugar, divided1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 large tart apple - peeled, cored and slicedMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minIn a large bowl, blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastMeant for those mornings after you& 39;ve had one pint too many, this omelette is chock-a-block with veg, cheese, protein and flavour. Whisky makes an appearance, too, but you can opt to leave that out!4 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 4 turkey rashers, cut into 1cm pieces2 tablespoons minced garlic2 tablespoons minced onion4 tablespoons diced green pepper4 tablespoons diced red pepper4 tablespoons diced yellow pepper4 tablespoons diced orange pepper1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley1 dash Worcestershire sauce1 pinch cayenne pepper4 tablespoons Scotch whisky3 eggs1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder4 tablespoons grated Cheddar cheese4 tablespoons grated Gouda cheese4 tablespoons tomato salsa2 tablespoons soured cream1 tablespoon chopped fresh chivesMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:35minPlace the turkey rashers in a large, nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typeSaladGreen saladThis is a sweet and crunchy salad with a delicious homemade vinaigrette. Crunchy cos leaves combine with almonds, mushrooms, bacon and mandarin oranges for a special salad that won& 39;t be forgotten.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 Dressing1 onion, minced125g caster sugar1 tablespoon mustard powder1 teaspoon celery seed1 teaspoon black pepper125ml distilled vinegar120ml olive oilSalad1 cos lettuce, chopped1 (295g) tin mandarin oranges, drained140g fresh mushrooms, sliced3 tablespoons flaked almonds3 tablespoons cooked and diced baconMethodPrep:15min ›Extra time:3hr chilling › Ready in:3hr15minPlace the onion, sugar, mustard, celery seed and black pepper into a small bowl.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef minceIf you like the Swedish meatballs served at a certain Swedish megastore, you will love these Finnish meatballs! Easy to make and served with a wonderful gravy. Serve with cranberry sauce on the side.72 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 450g lean minced beef110g plain breadcrumbs1 onion, minced1 egg120ml double cream2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground allspice50g butter2 tablespoons plain flour475ml milk120ml double creamMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minMix the minced beef, breadcrumbs, onion, egg, cream, salt and allspice in a bowl with your hands until evenly mixed.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeNo-bake cheesecakeIf you are looking for a no-bake Japanese-style green tea cheesecake recipe, this is it. It couldn& 39;t be easier to make, and it& 39;s gorgeously creamy and very impressive. A great make ahead dessert for a dinner party.41 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 140g digestive biscuits, crushed2 tablespoons caster sugar3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha)120ml warm water2 tablespoons gelatine powder120ml cold water475ml whipping cream450g cream cheese, at room temperature100g caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract4 tablespoons honey2 eggsMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:8hr chilling › Ready in:8hr20minCombine the digestive biscuit crumbs with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a mixing bowl.