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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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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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Recipe Shed: Homemade Ravioli with Two Different Fillings: Butternut Squash & Nutmeg and Ricotta & Mushroom, served with Sage Brown Butter

    Look what I got for Christmas (you’ll have to scroll down a bit)! A fantastic, shiny pasta-making machine, the same brand as used by pasta master Theo Randall. … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Nigella Lawson’s Mountain Macaroni

The lovely Sally Whittle, founder of Tots 100 and blogger at Who’s The Mummy, tells me her favourite ingredient is cheese, so I’m dedicating this fantastically cheesy recipe to her. … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Sweet Bacon and Mushroom Cream Sauce

The recipe for this sauce was given to me by Drogo Montagu, owner of Fine Food Specialist. He used it to complement pan-fried halibut (check out the video I shot … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Classic Pasta Carbonara

I’ve adapted this from James Martin’s Penne Carbonara which he cooked on a recent episode of Saturday Kitchen. James used 6 egg yolks but I thought that would make it … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sausage, Pepper & Courgette Farfalle #BritishSausageWeek

Wondering how to get some veggies into your kids during British Sausage Week? It’s easy – just add some sausages and cream to them! This recipe is so simple to … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pork Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

I’ve read and seen versions of this dish cooked a couple of times over the last few weeks. The first was by Nigel Slater, with an extract from his latest … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Vegetable Tagliatelle with Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes and Lancashire Cheese

Lancashire cheese? LANCASHIRE CHEESE? In an Italian pasta dish? Well, it was all I had to hand – and it worked a treat. I used the Extra Tasty variety, which … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Veggie Pepper Pasta with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

This is a dead simple midweek supper and a vegetarian’s dream. I cooked it for Meat-Free Monday, which has become something of a tradition in Housedad Towers. It’s coz I … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Beef Canneloni

‘You never make lasagne,’ my wife said the other night. ‘Too fiddly, too sloppy. I’ll do canneloni instead,’ I replied. Well, as you can see, this resulting dish is way … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Slow Cooker Mince, Marmite and Five-Spice Ragu with Fusili

Well, I guess you’re going to love or hate this dish, but I most definitely believe it will be the former. A teaspoon of Marmite added to the sauce gives … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sous Vide chicken breast and edible flowers with lemon-cream fusili

‘Edible flowers?’ I hear you yell. ‘EDIBLE. FLOWERS. WTF!’ Well, that was my reaction, anyway, when I saw them being sold for £1 at my local farmers’ market. But they’re … Continue reading

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