South of France Winter Breakfast from Adams & Adams

It maybe the South of France, but it’s winter and that means very chilly mornings. We love porridge as a great way to start the day with something healthy that will keep out the cold. The kids will love this as well and it’s quick and easy on those busy school mornings.     INGREDIENTS 3 cups reduced-fat milk 1 1/2 cups traditional rolled oats Pinch of salt 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 medium bananas, sliced diagonally 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon METHOD Bring milk to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in oats and salt. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until porridge thickens (porridge will coat the spoon when ready). Remove from heat. Cover and stand for 5 minutes (porridge will cool and thicken slightly on standing). Stir in sugar. Spoon into bowls. Top with banana and cinnamon. Serve....

Receipe of the Week – Healthy Chicken and Leek Pies with Adams & Adams

Comfort without the calories! It’s easy to slip into comfort food as the weather gets cold but usually it’s packed full of calories. Here we’ve found a great winter pie recipe but using filo pastry to keep the fat content low.   Ingredients 1 large sweet potato, cut into chunky chips 4 tsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped into bite-size chunks 1 leek, finely sliced 1 carrot, chopped 225ml low-sodium chicken stock 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 85g light soft cheese 2 tbsp chopped tarragon leaves 2 sheets filo pastry   Method Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. In a roasting tray toss the sweet potatoes with 2 tsp of the oil and some seasoning. Cook for 30-40 mins, until golden and crisp. Heat 1 tsp oil in a medium frying pan. Fry the chicken until browned, remove from the pan and set aside. Add the leek and a splash of water, and gently fry until soft, about 7 mins. Add the carrot and cook for 3 mins more. Pour in the stock and boil until reduced by half, then add the mustard and soft cheese, stirring well to combine. Return the chicken to the pan, add the tarragon and some seasoning. Divide the mixture between 2 small ovenproof dishes. Take the filo sheets and scrunch them up. Top each pie with a sheet and brush with remaining 1 tsp oil. Cook the pies in the oven with the chips for 15 mins, until the pastry is golden. Yummy!             Recipe courtesy of BBC Good...

Adams & Adams News November 2013

  November News from the team at Adams & Adams…                             Welcome to the Adams & Adams Newsletter November 2013   Welcome to our November Newsletter. Well it’s been a busy summer and back to school for the Adams & Adams team. Weddings, Corporate Events, Yacht Shows, Press Launches and more have all kept the team busy. It’s been challenging, including organising a wedding in less than a week – yes we work miracles….As the nights draw in and the weather cools then we are dusting off the Hog Roaster and gearing up for winter parties and some amazing pre-Christmas events. If you are planning a Christmas party then please call us and we can make your festive season delicious in every detail. Kate & Andrew Adams   Recent Events On TV Did you Know? Recent Events.   Press Launch – We were delighted to work with Sotheby’s International Realty at a very special villa in Menton where they welcome a host of international journalists. Read More… Wedding in a Week – Having been first contacted by the lovely couple a few months ago, they only finally decided to celebrate their wedding in the South of France with 6 days to spare. With an amazing Cap Ferrat villa (seen above) as the venue we produced a wonderful dinner and after wedding lunch for family and friends. Summer Wedding – Held at a beautiful private villa in Mougins village, the weather was wonderful, not too hot, the menu was delicious and the highlight of the evening was...

South of France Catering for Come Dine with Me Norway

This week the Adams & Adams team have been catering for the production team, crew and the stars of the Norwegian version of the popular reality TV show Come Dine with Me.  Working at a wonderful villa in Cannes celebrities have each been asked to cook for and host a dinner party.  It’s been a really fun week and the feedback has been great. The Producer thought that the A&A food was so yummy that it was making the celebrities nervous.     We’ll keep an eye out for the date when the show appears on TV, better brush up on our Norwegian in the mean time. Here’s a link to the details of the show on...