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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.  

Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...

Fabada Asturiana

Tapas come in many guises, from simple tortilla to London-centric ‘picture on a plate’ restaurant creations but oft...

Carbonnade Flamande

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

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...

Tabbouleh

Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...

Masala Mussels

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...