Serves 8 Preparation Time: 2-3 hours Cooking Time: None   Ingredients 600g fresh strawberries (hulled) 200g caster sugar 75ml verjus 6 fresh mint leaves 6 fresh basil leaves   To finish fresh mint and basil sprigs 250g clotted cream   Method:  Halve the strawberries and place in a large bowl. In another bowl whisk the…

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LEVIN Wine have always hand-thinned their vineyards at what wine growers call veraison ‘the onset of ripening’. The grapes are grown on LEVIN Wine’s certified organic vineyards in the Loire Valley, France. David Levin and his Australian wife, Lynne are committed to producing a world class Sauvignon Blanc in the Loire Valley. Adopting a philosophy…

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The word ‘Verjus’ derives from the Middle French ‘vert jus’ meaning green juice. It is made from pressed unripe (or green) grapes. Verjus was used widely by medieval cooks as a condiment, in sauces, soups and to deglaze. Verjus is first mentioned in the medieval handbook on health and wellbeing, called the Tacuinum Sanitatis. Following…

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