Monthly Archives: February 2013

Spicy Latin Lasagne with Manchego Cheese Sauce

Latin Lasagne with Manchego Cheese Sauce

Here in the Recipe Shed, we like to walk the fine line between genius and insanity – and this Spicy Latin Lasagne is nothing short of insanely genius. It’s a … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steak Challenge #2 Belted Galloway

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It’s stage two of the Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge. The mission is to measure steaks new to me against the best steak I’ve ever eaten: Australian wagyu. Via ‘purveyors of … Continue reading

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Simple Slow Cooker Sausage Hotpot

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My kids love this simple slow cooker sausage hotpot. The apples give it a sweetness, as well as the health benefits. But there’s so much more that’s good for them … Continue reading

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Thai Baked Chicken Wings

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I bought this bag of 8 organic chicken wings at my local farmers’ market. Three quid. That is unbelievable value in these straitened times. There are a thousand and twenty … Continue reading

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Very Easy Meringue Nests

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These meringue nests are a doddle to whip up – and they keep for ages in an airtight tin. Use whatever fruit you like to decorate them. The more colourful … Continue reading

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Authentic Homemade Indian Chapatis

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A friend of mine, Liam, has just returned from a five-week trip to India. He based himself mainly in Kerala and while he was out there enrolled in an Indian … Continue reading

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Lamb, Orange & Mint Keema Curry

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When I first read this recipe on John Clayton’s Files and Records blog I wasn’t convinced that the combination of lamb, orange and mint would work, but I was spectacularly … Continue reading

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Warming Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

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I’ve been making this broccoli and cauliflower soup for my wife to take to work with her through the week and she loves it (beats a calorie-laden sloppy sandwich any … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: Men’s Sport Performance

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In an effort to keep my middle-aged spread at bay, I went for a jog the other day and was quite taken by the admiring smiles and glances that were … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge: #1 Hereford

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It’s stage one of the Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge. The mission is to measure steaks new to me aganist against the best steak I’ve ever eaten: Australian wagyu. Via ‘purveyors … Continue reading

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The Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge

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I’m sick of reading about horse meat and the corrupt and fraudulent way it has violated our food chain. There’s clearly something quite sinister going on and the culpable villains … Continue reading

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Tiger Prawns and Scallops with Tom Yum Tagliatelle

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I didn’t get my wife a card for Valentine’s Day. There’s something very unromantic about giving your loved one something cynically manufactured and containing a poem written by a 20-year-old … Continue reading

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Goat’s Cheese & Walnut-Stuffed Ravioli with Chilli and Garlic Butter

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One of the greatest inventions know to (this) man is the pasta machine. My wife bought me an Imperia for Christmas and I’ve been using it a couple of times … Continue reading

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Can you guess what this is?

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No, it’s not a big, fat, soft toilet paper rocket for the next mission to Mars. Many bloggers I follow get sent all sorts of amazing and expensive gadgets and … Continue reading

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Dads’ Dining Club Review: M.A.S.H: Modern American Steak House, Brewer Street, London, W1F 9ZN

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  I have just had the best restaurant steak I have ever eaten. I have just received the best service I’ve ever encountered. I have just experienced sophistication combined with … Continue reading

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Spiced Celeriac Soup

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Our good friends Amy and Mark have signed up for one of those weekly veggie box deliveries. I tried such a scheme myself once but found myself with too much … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Umami Butter Roast Chicken

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Transform an ordinary roast chicken into an umami-packed sensation. Umami is the famous Fifth Taste that detects savouriness and certain foods are packed with it. I’ve made a spiced butter, … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Chicken and Mango Madras

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What do you do with some leftover chicken and a slightly under-ripe mango? Why ask Dan Toombs, TheCurry Guy, of course. He suggested this fantastic madras curry, and although I’ve … Continue reading

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Classics with a Twist: Theo Randall’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  My wife bought me Theo Randall’s magnificent ‘Pasta’ book for my birthday to add to the Imperia pasta machine she bought me for Christmas. I‘ve used his basic pasta … Continue reading

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How to make…Spaghetti with a Pasta Machine

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My wife bought me Theo Randall’s magnificent ‘Pasta’ book for my birthday to add to the Imperia pasta machine she bought me for Christmas. Then my friend Richard went to … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Pork Fillet Stuffed with Sage and Stilton with Curly Kale and Roast Squash

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  This Sous Vide pork fillet a seriously impressive dish to present for a dinner party. Stuff the pork with Stilton and sage, wrap in thinly sliced pancetta or Parma … Continue reading

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Classics with a Twist: Felicity Cloake’s Perfect Burger

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I cannot tell a lie. This is not my recipe. Rather, I have adapted it from Felicity Cloake, of the Guardian, who tested different methods before arriving at this one, … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Pork Curry with Green Beans, Peppers & Cashew Nuts

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  I wish I could share with you the ingredients to this unbelievably delicious aromatic curry (sometimes called Burmese Curry) but I don’t actually have the recipe. Instead, all I … Continue reading

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Paul Hollywood’s Portuguese Custard Tarts

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I got the recipe for these from Paul Hollywood’s How To Bake book. He says: ‘These deep-filled tarts encasing a rich, cinnamon-scented custard in a light, flaky puff pasty are … Continue reading

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Classics with a Twist: Chilli Con Carne with Black Bean Sauce

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There are three twists to this class chilli con carne recipe. The first is to use chunks of braising steak instead of mince. The second is the addition of spiced … Continue reading

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Why I’m helping to Kickstart my friend’s son’s animation ambitions

As with most developments in modern life, I had never heard of  Kickstarter until a friend’s son told me about it the other day. It’s apparently an American website where … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: How to make…Brioche

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I’ve searched high and low in local shops and supermarkets for brioche rolls for my homemade burgers, but with no joy. So I decided to make my own. This recipe … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Green Chilli Corn Muffins

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These savoury corn muffins are great for breakfast with crispy muffins, but they’re also fantastic for mopping up spicy gravies, like the sauce in a chilli con carne. I’ve, er, … Continue reading

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