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