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Fabulous French Onion Tart

Not to be confused with Quiche Lorraine, French Onion tart really is what it says. Onions. With a bit of cream, che...

Vegan Bagna Cauda

Bagna Cauda (literally warm bath) is a Piedmontese dip, traditionally made with garlic and anchovies. A chance deli...

Chilli – miso smoked salmon with steamed asparagus and mustard leaves

If we could pick a veg of the month for May, it would have to be asparagus.Although the season can start earlier, i...

Tuscan Roast Duck for Easter

Take the plunge and look beyond leg of lamb this Easter. Instead, how about opting for roast duck? It's rich, ...

Austrian Apple & Horseradish Sauce

Traditionally served with tafelspitz (an Austrian 'boiled' beef dish) this apple and horseradish sauce ad...

Puerco de la Costa with Pineapple

In Mexico there are whole genres of pork and pineapple recipes that come under the rather broad name of puerco de l...

Montbelliard Sausage and Lentil casserole

This dish is a welcome addition on a cold day - a classic lentil and smoked sausage casserole. The perfect bowl of ...

Cordelo Verde – Spiced Lamb Casserole

Citrus and spice flavours make this one pot Spanish 'olla' perfect for seeing off the Autumn blues. In fa...

Sausages with fennel, borlotti beans and polenta

Cognoscenti might recognise this as one of Nigel Slater's midweek suppers from The Observer magazine but the p...

Pesto alla Poly Tunnel

Like many, I think I might have overdone it a bit on the tomato planting in the poly tunnel yet again this year, so...

Green Eggs Over Lentils

The best things are often afterthoughts and this was just that. I was tweaking Nigel Slater's 'hangover&#...

Rare Roast Beef and Lentil Salad

Rare roast beef and lentils are a great basis for any salad but what really gives this it's oomph is the addit...

Perfect Beef Fajitas

We've started making our own fajita rub but adding a bit of lime and pineapple juice definitely raises these f...

Elderflower Cordial

If you find the over fragrant 'cat's pee' smell of elderflower a bit too much, the secret is to add ...

Lemon Cordial

You can either make a big batch of this, pasteurise it in a water bath and store in a cool cupboard. Alternatively,...

Boston (in Lincolnshire) Baked Beans

We might not have a rum distilling industry providing dark treacle as a by-product, but we do now have Hodmedod’s F...

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...

Cucumber Pickle

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

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.  

Crab Cakes

Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.