Monthly Archives: April 2013

A couple of starters: yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta and a crab terrine

Yummy artichoke, spinach and tomato pasta Mix cooked pasta with: chopped fresh spinach halved cherry tomatoes marinated artichokes, chopped Add a little olive oil (or oil from the artichokes) to loosen the pasta. Stir the ingredients through the cooked pasta, … Continue reading

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A sort of Eton Mess, but with strawberries, and with added chocolate ganache (why not?!)

Another easy peasy dessert, serves about 8: 300ml cream, whipped 5 meringue nests, roughly crushed a punnet of strawberries, quartered chocolate ganache Mix the cream, meringues nad strawberries. Spoon in to glasses or dessert dishes. Top with a good dollop of ganache … Continue reading

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Some seriously good venison and Guinness stew

We use Seriously Good Venison in our house! — Take 2kg venison shin and cut in to chunks. Put 8 tbsp plain flour in to a Ziploc bag. Add a healthy dose of salt and pepper. Put the venison in … Continue reading

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Sausage in bacon baked with fennel and sweet potato

This recipe was quite a discovery, and one I’ll be making again, all thanks to our Delicious magazine subscription. I always try to cook at least one recipe out of each issue as my own way of justifying the subscription! … Continue reading

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A layered compote and yoghurt dessert

This is such a simple dessert, and super tasty too! Layer compote with yoghurt and top with a little muesli. I used: – greek yoghurt – it’s thicker and tastier. – shop bought compote – easy peasy! The bigger the glass, the … Continue reading

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Wensleydale and broccoli quiche

So this recipe was inspired by something I saw in Delicious magazine last month, but then I used our regular family quiche recipe and added Wensleydale and sprouting broccoli. Ingredients 1/2 a 500g pack of ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry Flour for dusting … Continue reading

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