Monthly Archives: April 2009

Warm Salad of New Potatoes , Asparagus , Smoked Mackerel , Wild Garlic and Egg Salad

Not only is it the new asparagus season  but the first new potatoes are appearing from Cornwall .  With thin papery skins , sweet and delicious they soak up dressing . This is a dish you will want to eat … Continue reading

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Pasta with wild garlic , purple sprouting broccoli , chilli and anchovies

So foraging is not only trendy but is big business, The Guardian reports and you cannot turn the TV or open the newspaper without someone extolling the virtues of wild garlic or by their other name Ransoms. Wild Garlic has … Continue reading

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BBQ Spiced Leg of Lamb

Yesterday was just about my ideal day , delcious breakfast, long walk full of the joys of spring; lambs skipping everywhere , meadows full of flowers ,picnic in the sunshine . To finish off the perfect day it had to … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Smoked Bacon and Poached Eggs

For a seasonal blogger I probably should be excumunicated from the blogsphere for making a  Chinese style duck breast on  St Georges Day . Because as every British foodie will tell you the 23rd of April , St Georges Day … Continue reading

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Chinese Five Spice Duck Breast

I don’t think I have ever used five spice before but it was a delicously rich and in depth. . Five spice is made from  “Chinese cinnamon” ,  cassia buds, powdered star anise and anise seed, ginger root, and ground … Continue reading

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Rabbit and Wild Herb Pie

Slight delay in posting this from Easter weekend . We had bought these rabbits and few weeks ago in Nottingham and it was too tempting to cook rabbit for Easter so on Bank Holiday Monday I made a wild rabbit … Continue reading

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Wild Watercress Soup

Today went for a little walk along the canal watching the baby ducks play and two moorhens fight off a marauding coot . I wanted to get plenty of wild herbs for a rabbit pie fortunately I found plenty of … Continue reading

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Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

About a month ago we went to The Longshaw Estate run by the National Trust.  It has as most National Trust sites do a tea shop. While these tea shops have expanded their ranges in the last few years into … Continue reading

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Lamb Steaks with Warm salad of Purple Sprouting Broccoli and new Potatoes dressed with lemon, garlic and anchovies

These lovely Lamb steaks were suppose to be cooked in the camping stove in lovely rural Derbyshire , but it was insanely cold and  with a predicted frost and rain we had to give up and  dig the car out … Continue reading

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Baked Scotch Eggs

Nick is not a big chocolate fan so when thinking about Easter eggs  decided to make scotch eggs for our camping trip which I thought they would be perfect fuel for walking .  We don’t have a deep fat fryer … Continue reading

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