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Lamb with flageolets

Here's another recipe suggestion for a warming casserole, ideal for the snowy Winter weather we are currently experienci..

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Pot roast pheasant

Earlier I posted about harvesting Purple Sprouting Broccoli and herbs. In this post I want to write about using them, so..

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Griddled halloumi with roasted vegetables

Many of you will be aware that we have been trying to eat less meat. This dish of mine was part of that initiative. I mu..

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First asparagus of the year

My Asparagus is shooting up fast now! The variety I have is called Gijnlim, described in the catalogues as "...an ea..

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Tomato finale

This past week has seen the final few fruits being picked from all but one of my tomato plants. Although the advent of c..

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Fragrant spiced lamb with parsnips

I harvested my first parsnips of the year yesterday. Naturally I felt the need to do cook something nice with the..

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Broccoli and stilton soup

An old favourite! I thought this would be a fitting way to use my recently-harvested "Matsuri" broccoli. One head of bro..

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Free food! - chestnuts

I have been out foraging again, this time for chestnuts.  The chestnuts we had the other day with our first batch..

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Spanish-style pork

The other day one of my friends from UK Veg Gardeners, Stephen Shirley, sent me a really nice Christmas present - a coup..

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Potato frittata

What is the difference between a Frittata and a Tortiilla? Not a lot, as far as I can see. Both are variations on the om..

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New furniture for the patio

Until very recently we had a gas barbecue on our patio, but we have just disposed of it. We felt that since we had only ..

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Squash and lentil soup

This recipe is my own one, but it is inspired by one invented by Theo Randall, seen recently on TV in the programme call..

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Cottage pie

I haven't had much chance to get out in the garden this past week. For a start, the weather has been appalling most of t..

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Beef casserole with parsley mash

Here's another Comfort Food classic - Beef casserole, with carrots and mushrooms, served with potato and parsley mash an..

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Open kibbeh

The other day I wrote about one of the books I received as a Christmas present - "Jerusalem", by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sa..

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Spicy chicken soup

The other day I made that "Poached chicken with sweet spiced bulgur" dish, and as you may recall there was far more chic..

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"cornish pasty" pie

Last Saturday Jane went into London for a club meeting, and it therefore fell to me to make dinner (not that I mind in t..

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Underplanting

Yesterday I was writing about making plans to have more Winter veg next year, and one of my blogging friends - Daphne fr..

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