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Leek, Smoked Bacon Blue Cheese Quiche

4 March 2011 No Comments

Cheese and Alfies restaurant in Christchurch has given us this recipe for a gorgeous Leek, Smoked Bacon and Blue Cheese Quiche. Continue Reading

On the beat Whats your favourite pancake topping?

3 March 2011 No Comments

Shrove Tuesday is on the 8th of March, so we hit the streets of Bournemouth to find out what the public like on their pancakes Continue Reading

Pavlova with Blueberry Sauce

25 February 2011 No Comments

The gluten-free Pavlova at Natural Bourne Grillers was so good on our recent visit, we went back to see if owner and chef, Paul Sochor would give us the recipe. And here it is, a wonderful Pavlova and blueberry sauce dessert that will win you some admiring glances at your next dinner party, mmm Continue Reading

On the beat Do you shop FairTrade?

24 February 2011 No Comments

Fairtrade Fortnight launches on the 28th of February this year, with this in mind, we headed to the streets of Bournemouth to find out if you shop Fairtrade. Continue Reading

Triple Chocolate Brownies

18 February 2011 No Comments

This weeks recipe was supplied by Marcin Swedrzynski, chef and owner of The Globe Cafe in Winton. Were lucky Marcin has shared this mouth-watering recipe as weve sampled a few at the BH headquarters And theyre pretty darn scrummy!

(We also take deliveries, so if youve made a few too many, feel free to pop them in to our office!)

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On the beat Staycation or Vacation?

17 February 2011 2 Comments
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With the recession still looming over us like an angry cloud, we went out to Poole Quay to find out if money worries have put a dampener on your holiday plans this summer. Are you going abroad or staying at home? Or as we like to call it Staycation or vacation? Continue Reading

Sweet Sour Chicken

11 February 2011 No Comments

Chinese sweet and sour chicken is easier than you think, so forget ready-made sauces and make your own in less than half an hour! This recipe is an authentic take on one of England’s takeaway favourites. Continue Reading

On the beat What are your plans this Valentines Day?

10 February 2011 No Comments

Its that time of year again and Bournemouths all loved up. Armed with this weeks question, we head off to Winton High Street to find out how prepared the friendly folk of Bournemouth really are for Friday the 14th. Have YOU made plans for Valentines Day? Continue Reading

Thai Fish Cakes

5 February 2011 1 Comment

These Thai fish cakes are easy to make, the food processor does all the work! Fragrant and flavourful, throw in a few chopped green beans to the mixture to add a tasty crunch, and serve with sweet chilli dip and a wedge of lime.
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On the beat Whats your idea of a perfect date?

1 February 2011 7 Comments

The BHbeat team have been on the prowl, asking the good people of Bournemouth this weeks question, and with Valentines day just around the corner (hint hint boys!) this time its in the theme of love: Continue Reading

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