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A glut of garlic? Make garlic confit

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I returned from our family holiday in France recently with a string of garlic bulbs bought from an artisan market. These were young bulbs, still a bit green at the … Continue reading

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Baked Portobello Mushrooms with ‘Barber’s’ Cheddar & Onion Stuffing

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As a cheese fiend, I’ve been keen to get my hands on some Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar ever since in won last year’s gold medal at the World Cheese … Continue reading

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Perfect Cauliflower Cheese Bake with Cote de Boeuf Steak

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My wife’s favourite accompaniment to a roast dinner or juicy steak is cauliflower cheese. She claims hers is better than mine – but (whisper it) she’s wrong! THIS is the … Continue reading

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The Curry Guy’s Super-Authentic Indian Restaurant Curry Sauce Base

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How many of us have come home from our favourite Indian restaurant and thought: “I wish I could cook, a curry like that?’ I’ve done it many times – and … Continue reading

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Theo Randall’s Porcini, Tomatoes and Cream Sauce for Pasta

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This pasta sauce recipe comes from Theo Randall’s ‘Pasta’ book. It is very rich and sweet and tomatoey. Totally delicious. Theo says: “When you add the cream to this dish, … Continue reading

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Apple and Celeriac Soup with Bacon Bits and a Smoky Twist

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This is a great winter-warming soup. It’s fresh and tangy, smooth and clean – and very simple to make. I whisked in a tablespoon of Applewood Spreadable smoked cheese to … Continue reading

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Fig, Roasted Red Pepper and Red Onion Chutney Tart with ‘Applewood Spreadable’

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This very-simple-to-assemble puf pastry tart is a vegetarian’s dream. It’s both sweet and savoury and packed with bags of flavour. The Appplewood Spreadable base gives the tart a creamy smokiness, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pasta Bake with an ‘Applewood Spreadable’ Smoky Twist

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I’m a big fan of smoked cheese. It’s wonderful melted for use as a dip for crudites, glorious on an oat cracker, fantastic on toast. I use it to give … Continue reading

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Theo Randall’s Tagliatelle with Fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms

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I got these beautiful chanterelle mushrooms from Italian deli Giacobazzis. They are bright orange and have a sweet, almost tangy flavour (Theo Randall describes them as reminiscent of apricots). This … Continue reading

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Best Potato Salad Recipe Ever

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There are as many recipes for potato salad as there are varieties of potato, and I have tried many of them. My own simple signature potato salad is to use … Continue reading

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Review: Walkers Baked Hoops and Crosses

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The lights are bright. The scene is set. Two aficionados of the bagged baked snacks genre approach the table. The first, with deft fingers, pinches at the seal of the … Continue reading

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Wild Garlic Soup

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By the river near where my In-Laws live in the North East is a vast swathe of wild garlic. You smell it before you see it. Heady and sweet – … Continue reading

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Vegetarian’s Dream Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagne

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My trusty pasta machine has been in action again, this time to create this fantastic Butternut Squash Lasagne. If you don’t fancy lamb for your Easter lunch, this is an … Continue reading

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Delia Smith’s Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne with Pine Nuts

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  This is Delia Smith’s all-time classic Spinach and Ricotta Lasagne with Pine Nuts (it actually contains four cheeses!). This recipe is taken from Delia’s How To Cook, Book One … 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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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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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: Eddoe & Coconut Curry

My local supermarket has gone all exotic lately, stocking more unusual vegetables than the bog-standard potatoes, carrots and cabbages. I’d never heard of dudhi, cassava, chayote, and this one, eddoes … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Thai Marinated Grilled Vegetables

This is a fantastic accompaniment to my Thai pork burger or spicy lamb.   Serves 4 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and chopped into chunks 2 courgettes, cut into thick batons … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Carrot, ginger and orange soup

We have all been as sick as dogs in our household this week because of the Winter Vomiting Bug. It started with the four year-old last Friday, moved to his … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-Free Monday Vlog: How to make vegetable pakoras

I’m still getting the hang of this vlogging malarkey. I haven’t learned how to edit them yet – and they are taking an ge to upload to YouTube, so I’m … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-free Monday..Herby baked mushrooms and sour dough bruschetta

I had this for breakfast this morning. It doesn’t look much and  is probably the easiest thing I’ve cooked for a while – but also one of the tastiest.  Serves … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-Free Monday…Wagamama’s fragrant coconut, ginger & lemongrass stir-fry sauce with Soba noodles, red peppers, courgettes and spring onions

I’ve decided we eat too much meat in our house. Also, I read that raising livestock is bad for the planet – both in terms of greenhouse gases produced and … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Stuffed Peppers, Cous Cous, Mushrooms and Feta

I  was concerned about falling foul of my own theme this week with this recipe, but then I checked on the Vegetarian Society website where it defines a vegetarian as: … Continue reading

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