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Lamb braised in milk with garlic & fennel
This recipe is rather rich and luxurious, hailing as it does from New York's Italian super chef, Mario Batali,...
Kimchi and prawn fritters
As usual, I’m way behind the times but I’ve finally seen the light and kimchi has become part of my kitchen toolbox...
This pickle adds a welcome tang to cold meats or burgers, and is a great way to make your cucumbers last into winte...
Warm lentil and sausage salad
Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.
Smoked Chicken and Potato Salad
A simple lunch or easy supper that is quick to make and shows off our delicious smoked chicken.
Apricot jam couldn’t be easier – or cheaper if you buy a box. 5kgs will make about twenty jars.
Crab & Chorizo Empanadas
Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.
Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.
Devon Steak Pasty
Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...
Tapas come in many guises, from simple tortilla to London-centric ‘picture on a plate’ restaurant creations but oft...
You might think that a beef bourguignon becomes Carbonnade Flamande when you substitute red wine for beer but there...
Chorizo with piquillo peppers
The beauty of the Luis Gil cooking chorizo, or Chorizo fresca as it says on the packet, is that it doesn’t fall to ...
Chunky chilli con carne
There's chilli and there's chilli. Everyone has their version but I think this one, using diced chuck, is...
Stuffed Tomatoes - or Pomodori al riso as they’re known in Rome. Stuffed anything sounds terribly retro but what go...
Caponata Involtini (aubergine rolls)
These little blighters are a combination of Nigella's Involtini and Thomasina Miers Aubergine Caponata but who...
Panzanella -Tuscan bread and tomato salad
As my sister said to me - 'who would have thought bread and tomatoes could be so delicious'.? Actually, i...
Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...
It might be a bit messy but it's worth it. Add a little of the mussel cooking liquor to the sauce if it's...
Ultra easy and tasty meatballs - good on a stick, in a wrap, as part of a mezze etc. We associate merguez with lamb...
Harissa Crab Pasta Sauce
Classic crab pasta sauce with a harissa twist. Easy, tasty and a bit flashy - what more can you ask for?
Tandori Chicken & Squash
Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.
Curried Parsnip Soup
A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.
Vegetable Harira soup
Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...
Poor Man’s Tagliata
The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...