Category Archives: January

Lamb Shanks with Butter Beans and Kale.

I love lamb shanks not only are they very easy to cook,  they require no carving to give perfect portions. Best with a slow cooking these fall apart sweet lamb and melting butter beans which soak up the sticky juice. … Continue reading

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Pork Scratchings

Last weekend,  I made a pork goulash the results were too disappointing to blog ,recipes suggested cooking til the  the pork til it was falling apart but the texture just seemed to stringy with no real bite, the flavour was … Continue reading

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Root Vegetable , Barley , Kale & Sausage Stew

There were a few chipolata sausages leftover from Christmas in the freezer not quite enough for  meal so I made a soup bulked out with pearly barley , root vegetables and kale . Despite some substantial ingredients this was light … Continue reading

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Barnsley Lamb Chops with Root Puree and Purple Sprouting Broccoli

Barnsley chops are a large double sided chop,  taken from right across the loin of the lamb, this gives plenty of meat and an insulating layer of fat.  One per person is fine , I have cooked them before with … Continue reading

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Duck Breasts with Flagolet Beans

I managed to make it down to London for work on Monday however it was  very dangerous to leave the office even for a sandwich. Not because of icy pavements but since my route always takes me right past the … Continue reading

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Beef Stew with Root Vegetables and Dumplings

I am surprised I have lasted this long,  with the vegebox was stuffed with root vegetables and the weather below freezing . My body was crying out for stodge and most specifically stew. In Nottingham Market,  this weekend we picked … Continue reading

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Salmon with Roasted Beetroot and Salsa Verde

Obviously trying to be healthy for the New Year, even though the winter weather is  making it pretty hard to get out. Fortunately the freezer is well stocked and thanks to my permanent pre-apocalyptic hoarding off foods I won’t starve … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2010

1. Salt Fish , Chorizo , Onions and Red Pepper,2. Homemade Burgers and Buns, 3. Liver with Chorizo Mushrooms and Onions, 4. Forced Rhubarb and Ginger Cake, 5. Roast Lamb Shoulder, 6. Chinese Braised Beef Ribs, 7. Black Bream, 8. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2009

Becoming a tradition this mosaic I certainly seem to have cooked and eaten pretty well this year . Thank you to everyone who has inspired me in 2008 and for all your lovely comments. For me 2009 is set to … Continue reading

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Apricot and Almond Upside Down Cake

Sort of playing around with the apple and almond cake recipe from recently, this time though dried not fresh fruit , its still January not matter how much I want to believe its summer. So there will be tea and … Continue reading

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