And the winner is …..26 Aug

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the first Northamptonshires Budding Chef 2010 competition is Millie Howell, aged 9 from Irchester.

The judges felt that Millie’s recipes demonstrated a true Taste of Summer and fulfilled the judging criteria.

Millie’s Summer chicken special!
1. Main course-
Roast garlic, red pepper, red onion and cherry tomatoes (from my mum s garden) in olive oil and once cooked blend with some basil and mixed herbs.
At the same time boil a chicken breast and then griddle or pan fry to give it colour, cut in half once cooked, and stuff with mozzarella cheese.
Then place chicken on top of some cooked & ready linguine pasta (my favourite) and pour over the warm blended sauce.  Then put some fresh basil leaves on top!
2. Millie’s Greek style desert
Blackberries (picked form a nearby field, if ready), strawberries (picked from a local farm), sliced apples and peaches placed on a large plate around some Greek yoghurt. Then drizzle plenty of honey over the Greek yoghurt and add some crushed walnuts, as long as no one has a nut allergy.
My menu reminds me of nice summer weather and my holiday in Greece. 
Some of my ingredients can be picked from my Mum and Dads garden and alot of it is seasonal. You can also use local honey. It has over 6 portions of fruit & vegetables and is low in fat.  Live yogurt is also very good for you.
Millie will be cooking her recipes and collecting her prizes at 2pm on Bank Holiday Monday at the Holdenby Show – come along and give her some support.
A fantastic entry from Megan, also aged 9, from Towcester, secured her the runners up position. Megan will also be cooking her dishes on Sunday at 1.45, Megan recipes:
1. Oven roasted plain pork sausages from the local butchers with carrots, parsnips, shallot onion and sweet potatoes in a honey and wholegrain mustard glaze.
2.  Strawberry mess meringue –  all butter shortbread broken up in a glass with double whipped cream, fresh English strawberries topped with fresh strawberry sauce.
Megan said ‘Sausages make me feel like summer barbeques in the garden and the honey reminds me of sticky sweet fruit and the busy bees making honey from all the summer flowers.
Fresh summer strawberries always taste better at this time of year, especially with extra helpings of cream.
The sausages have iron, also the vegetables and the strawberries have vitamins’.
Huge congratulations to both Millie and Megan and many thanks to everyone who entered  the competition
Pictures and quotes from the weekend cooking demos will posted on the site early next week  

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