Monthly Archives: August 2012

Recipe Shed: North African-Spiced Chicken with Moroccan Cous Cous-Stuffed Peppers

Cous cous is great as an accompaniment, as I’ve written before, but it can also be a brilliant component to a more adventurous dish. This North African-themed recipe is super … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Fillet Steak with a Hazelnut Crust, Blue Cheese-Stuffed New Potatoes and Asparagus

It was our second wedding anniversary the other day. I didn’t forget it – I just didn’t get round to doing anything about it because I’d taken my sons to … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Thai Grilled Chicken with Ainsley Harriott’s Aromatic Thai-Style Couscous

Cous cous! What’s that about, eh? It’s a carb that’s not really been on my radar. Pasta, noodles and rice are more my thing, but cous cous has eluded me. … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sous Vide Curry Leaves Chicken Breast with Spicy Squash Emulsion

I tried to get a bit cheffy with this dish last night to impress the missus, piling this delcious chicken on a bed of creamy mashed potato before finishing it … Continue reading

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Inside the Olympic Stadium: A family’s eye view from London 2012, Day 10

A year ago, I had a Gold Medal in London 2012 scepticism. Too much money, there’s a recession on, who wants to pay to see a load of young people … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Cream of Tomato Lamb Masala

You know that tin of tomato soup that’s been lurking at the back of your cupboard for the last year? You keep meaning to open it, simmer it and eat … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Lobster Tail Thermidor

Lobster Thermidor is an all-time restaurant classic. This is a much quicker and simpler version but it’s still a luxury Saturday special and no mistake. Each lobster tail costs around … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Steak & Chips with Marmite-Stilton Mushrooms

The secret to the success of this recipe was to not tell my wife there was Marmite in it – she hates the stuff. But for me the oozing black … Continue reading

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#SaturdayCaption…Brothers-in-Legs

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Recipe Shed Vlog: Moshi Monsters’ Marshmallow Mice Krispies

Makes 8 big mice, or 16 small ones! 40g butter 200g marshmallows 120g rice krispies Jelly Tots, Fruit Strings (or strawberry laces) and Smarties, to decorate 1. In a large … Continue reading

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How to clean, restore and stain decking (with a little help from my sons)

The other week, I nearly broke my neck. I wasn’t skateboarding, or slaloming, or falling off a mountain. I had just set a tentative foot onto our roof terrace decking … Continue reading

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