More Peat

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Let’s keep the peat theme… Two new releases this autumn of peaty characters: anCnoc Cutter, a Speyside malt which used to be called Knockdhu, and a new version of Ardbeg Supernova. anCnoc Cutter – 46% This is the fourth of the new anCnoc Peaty Collection, the names of which feature the tools used for cutting […]

Peat seasoning

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Peat seasoning

There is a whiff of peat in my kitchen… September announces cool evenings, with peat logs glowing red in the fireplace. Here are a few ideas to better enjoy anCnoc Cutter new release. Fillet of duck on gingerbread and an orange twist Serves six people 6 thin slices of gingerbread (the less sweet possible) 6 […]

Malt-Tea citrus fruit salad

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Malt-Tea citrus fruit salad

Serves 6 A cup of earl grey tea 2 tbsp of anCnoc Cutter 2 gelatin sheets 1 tsp heather honey pepper 1 grapefruit 1 orange 2 tangerines or clementines 1 lime (grated zest and juice) 1 – Soak the gelatin sheets in cold water for 10 min. Make a cup of earl grey tea, add […]

Sweet Canapé

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Sweet Canapé

Coconut milk pana cotta with a salted caramel sauce Serves 6 persons (6 small glasses) For the pana cotta 200 ml double cream 1 vanilla pod (cut and opened) 150 ml coconut milk (preferably the light version) 30 g caster sugar 3 gelatine leaves For the caramel sauce 40 g caster sugar 30 g salted […]

Nicolas De Stael, The Light Catcher

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Nicolas De Stael, The Light Catcher

Celebrating his birth centenary, two major exhibitions brought Nicolas de Staël’s masterworks into light this summer in France. One is still on until 9th November, in Le Havre (Normandy). Highly recommended. Refusing to be labelled as an abstract painter nor more than a figurative one, Nicolas de Staël tracked color and light all his life […]