Syrup for Sharing

Combine flavours with textures, creamy with crunch, sweet with salty. Earthy mushrooms with dates, apricots, orange and pistachios.  Rose petals add fragrance to the Conifer Syrup. Lightly stir-fry the ingredients, take off the heat, add a little of the syrup dressing and fold into brown rice with nutty wild rice for crunch. Serve with a raw…

First Choice for Pine Syrup

Ion Syrup took its debut at the recent London Restaurant Event in Olympia London. We were very proud to be on display with other artisan produce offered by First Choice Fruit and Produce Ltd of New Covent Garden Market. Ron Maxfield introduced potential clients to the many culinary uses the Pine Syrup has and with…

Appetizers with Pine Syrup

The cocktail hour, time to taste a variety of appetizers before the main meal, and drinks to get the party started.  Cured meats, olives, cheeses, and vegetables in oils and vinegars – lots of variety to get the taste-buds working.  Often salty, or sharp, we added a little tangy Pine Syrup to give some  of…

Sweet roasting for speedy flavours with Ion Pine syrup

Simply delicious, flavoursome and so handy for anti-pasta,  for salads, layered with mozzarella and basil leaves, and adding to dishes that need some layers of flavour – lasagne, moussaka, vegetable tarts or simply stirred into hot spaghetti with a drizzle of hot olive oil and plenty of chopped herbs, or threaded onto skewers of grilled chicken, mushrooms…

Conifer Syrups and Cheeses – made for each other

Conifer syrups can be used in so many recipes, but sometimes used neat it works very well.  My favourite accompaniment is cheese, and especially the soft cheeses with their slight citrus taste and goats cheese, cool and cloying. If like me you really adore cheese and want  a large spread of many types of cheese,…

Rich brie and sweet Pine Syrup for Christmas

Pine conifer syrup goes really well with soft cheeses. In fact it goes so well you can dispense with the usual grapes and apple and really indulge with that lovely richness cheese gives you, with a selection of seasonal nuts – walnuts, hazelnuts and warm roasted chestnuts. Drizzle a little syrup over brie, goats cheese,…

Crunchy munchy mixed nuts in Pine syrup.

Take mixed nuts, any nuts and slightly toast in a hot pan.  Add a little pine syrup, a little balsamic vinegar, sprinkle of salt and little black pepper.  Mix the nuts thoroughly in this tangy, spicy, sweet, and salty coating and spread out on a tray and place in the fridge to get cold.  In…

Bread ‘n cheese with syrup please.

I love cheese, any cheese, absolutely any type – except Stilton. Some throw back to childhood about it being mouldy and that was that. Even working in a cheese company didn’t change my mind except that it is a great cheese and must be on a cheese board. Must have a soft French, a creamy…