Fabulous food for back garden get togethers

Images above: Asparagus, pea, radish and mint salad; Crudites platter with Green Goddess Dip

From Jules the Foodie

Now that the weather is finally looking like summer and social distancing restrictions have been lifted, many people are beginning to have friends round for a drink and some food in the back garden.

Juliet Kane, aka Jules The Foodie – julesthefoodie.com – does fabulous freshly cooked food which is both delicious and nutritious (which the editor of The Chiswick Calendar can vouch for personally by the way, this is not just PR hyperbole).

Having launched her deliver-straight-to-your-home food delivery business in Chiswick last year, her baseline offer is all the ‘fridge fill’ dishes on her website, topped up with weekly specials – different dishes each week – for those who have signed up to her menu mailout.

In addition to that, her bespoke catering for events is now coming into its own. When I say ‘events’ it could be a big do, like a wedding, but it might also be a small affair. The point is, you don’t have to do the cooking yourself. She will either bring you dishes ready prepared for you to heat up and serve, or if you prefer, come and oversee the serving in your kitchen.

All her food is prepared in her professional kitchen, just off Turnham Green Terrace.

Sample menu

Images above: Indian vegetable and lentil samosas; Greek Mezze menu delivery a set menu to choose from for a Greek inspired evening

Savoury bites – ideal for a starter, canapés or snacks

Indian vegetable & lentil samosas
Greek feta & spinach filo rolls
Roast sweet potato & black bean cakes with tomato salsa
Mini baked potatoes with sour cream & chives
Caramelised red onion & parmesan puffs
Smoked salmon rolls with dill & caper cream cheese
Tuna & potato cakes with spring onions & wasabi mayo
Spiced lamb kofta with mint yoghurt

Images above: Seared tuna Nicoise salad; Roast wasabi salmon with pac choi & rainbow rice noodles

Main courses

-Burrata with roast Romano peppers with white beans, tomatoes & kalamata olives & mint
-Caramelised red onion & summer vegetable tart with parmesan & herb crust
-Panzanella salad with marinated tomatoes, basil & with goat’s cheese bruschetta
-Slow roast aubergine wedges with tahini, pomegranate & feta with lemon & dill dressing
-Beetroot & chick pea falafel with tatziki & toasted pumpkin seeds
-Seared tuna steak Niçoise platter with new potatoes, olives, free range egg & green beans with Kalamata olives
-Sesame baked salmon fillet with marinated fennel & watercress salad
-Coronation chicken salad with golden raisins & garam marsala & mango dressing
-Goat’s cheese & butternut squash & asparagus tart
-Parma ham & goat’s cheese & cherry tomato skewers with rocket pesto dressing
-Smoked mackerel, dill & potato cakes with caper mayonnaise & rocket salad
-Spanish potato & onion tortilla with aioli & padron peppers
-Tuna & potato cakes with spring onions & wasabi mayo, watercress
– Marinated Thai prawns with pickled cucumber, Chinese leaf, chilli & mint salad
– Seared Macken’s fillet of beef with capers, parmesan shavings, rocket & mustard dressing (£2 supplement)

Images above: Roast cauliflower, cous cous salad with baby spinach, coriander & caramelised red onions; Feta salad

Salads

-Roast butternut squash & barley salad with mint, crumbled feta & radish
-Puy lentil, soy roast aubergine & parsley salad with balsamic dressing
-Rainbow slaw with radish, sesame & soy dressing
-Roast cauliflower, spinach, toasted pumpkin seeds & roast shallots with creamy tahini dressing
-Greek salad with Kalamata olives & oregano
-Penne salad with roast red onions, peas & basil dressing
-Smoked paprika chick peas with roast red pepper, rocket & pomegranate dressing
-Roast vegetables with goat’s cheese & basil dressing

Images above: A fresh tray of chocolate brownies; Jules at work in the kitchen

Puddings

-Cacao, cashew & coconut bites
-Raspberry & frangipane tart with lemon mascarpone
-Molten dark chocolate brownies with orange crème fraîche & marinated strawberries
-Lemon posset jars with ginger crumble
-Orange & polenta cake with fresh raspberries & Greek yoghurt

Images above: ‘Cheesewick, specially created for Chiswick Cheese Market; British Award winning Cheese Grazing board

Jules trained at Leith’s School of Food & Wine at 16, she gained experience at some of London’s best restaurants including Le Gavroche and Bibendum and has travelled the world cooking. She  was lucky enough to be mentored by the ‘godfather of modern British cookery’, Alastair Little. Born and brought up in Chiswick, she now has her own family here.

She was most recently Operations Director at Crucial Food based at the Hogarth Club, before setting up her own food delivery business. She is also one of the group of women who run the Chiswick Cheese Market. Jules’ role is to ‘curate’ the market by talking to potential stall holders and finding out about their produce, putting together an interesting mix of difernt types of cheese which complement those on sale already in Chiswick.

Contact Jules on 07773 344473 or by email at hello@julesthefoodie.com

Sign up for her weekly specials menu on her website.

julesthefoodie.com

Club Card member

Jules The Foodie is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme. Holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card receive an extra little something with each order (minimum order £30 for local delivery): two free molten chocolate brownies or a taster bag of homemade granola.

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