Category Archives: October

Autumn Coleslaws

Loving these psychedelic purple and orange coleslaws – crunchy autumn alternative to slow- braised red cabbage. This Cabbage Fennel and Apple Slaw is lovely with grilled pork chops or sausages , smoked fish or on a baked potato ( especially … Continue reading

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Celeriac Remoulade

The one vegetable I look forward to every year in celeriac, nicknamed the ugly vegetable it’s thick skin rough , scarred covered in rooty tendrils. But the warty craggy exterior belies   bright white flesh with creamy light  taste both raw … Continue reading

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Coconut Chilli Butternut Squash Soup

Weekends this time of year need to include striding knee deep in piles of  golden autumn leaves and returning to steaming bowls of soup . Even better if the soup matches the leaves. I am always so happy to see … Continue reading

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Wild Mallard Roasted with Rosehip Syrup and Chilli

Last weekend at the East Midlands Food Fair held annually at Melton Mowbray. I was really excited to see a game stall ,Shaw Meats you cannot get more autumnal than seasonal game , pheasants, partridge not to mention, rabbits & … Continue reading

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Pork Adobo

Adobo is a method  of cookery from the Philippines characterised by stewing meat  in vinegar,  at first glance I thought it might be overpowering but cooking mellows the vinegar and it perfectly tenderises the meat . The vinegar in adobo … Continue reading

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Its been a very very busy week, two massive events and a two day team away day accompanied by some truly horrible and truly fantastic hotel food. I am exhausted and all talked out. I was desperate for something spicy … Continue reading

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Pork and Sweet Potato Peanut Chilli Stew

Saturday night dinner this is super warming don’t worry about the large amount of chilli the peanut butter really calms it down Its going to be a  busy week with a lot of time in hotels so trying to get … Continue reading

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Raspberry and Chocolate Fudge Brownies

This is adapted from Nigel Slaters Very Good Chocolate Brownies , they are an insane hit of fudgey chocolate and will give you such a sugar rush .the addition of some english raspberries at the end of the the season … Continue reading

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Sausage and homemade baked beans

This is fancy sausage and homemade baked beans, a lovely comfort dish to come home to a think it improves left overnight and should be eaten with plenty of bread to wipe up the sauce Sausage and homemade baked beans … Continue reading

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Lamb Vegetable and Lentil Stew

Brr what do you do when its cold and you are home late from work . Smirkt at your domestic goddessty and take some lamb stew you cunningly froze out of the freezer Lamb and Vegetable Stew This stew was   … Continue reading

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