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  • Tarte Tatin


    Tarte Tatin is a caramelised apple dessert which never fails to please, and it doesn't matter if you make a mess of the turning over stage, it still ...

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  • Pork in cider with chorizo, mild chillies and windfall apples

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    This is a wonderful dish, based on Basque cooking, where the basic colours are red, green and white. A really tasty dish, one you will never forget – ...

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  • Jerusalem artichoke


    Jerusalem artichokes are so very much underrated these days, but it is a very useful plant. It is not related to globe artichokes, and in fact is a ...

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  • Pickled Chillies


    These pickled chillies are wonderful, made from sweet cayenne chillies, all of the flavour, none of the heat.

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  • Some Polish Sausages


    These are the sausages I will be making in the next few weeks, the pics are there to get your muth watering! I’ll put the results and the ...

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  • Onion Soup


    Serves 4 Knob of butter 1 tbsp oil 3 large onion, very thinly sliced 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 tsp dried thyme or 1 tsp fresh leaves 1 ...

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  • Mackerel pate


    This is the quickest of all the potted recipes, especially if you use a food processor. Ingredients: Serves 4 generously 4 smoked mackerel fillets 300g cream cheese, light ...

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  • Growing shallots in pots


    Growing shallots in pots is easy and very successful. Really, it took me by surprise. One day they were growing nicely, the next they were all fallen over ...

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  • What to do in your garden in October


    A season of mists and all that... October is a time to roll your sleeves up and do a bit of graft, bringing in your harvest and getting ...

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  • Totally Tomatoes 2016


    For anyone who believes all tomatoes taste the same, of for those who know they certainly do not - this is the time to come and visit Victoriana ...

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  • Pickled cockles


    Pickled cockles Do you remember the fish stalls by the sea? The smells! Ooh I loved the smells, but it was 30 years before I actually tried the ...

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  • Pasta with the Frugal Chef


    Jeff Smith is an American TV Chef from the 1970 / 1980’s and believes that frugality is not cheap, but makes the best of what you have, even ...

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  • Tabbouleh Salad


    Tabbouleh salad is an archetypal salad dish from Lebanon. It doesn't really need the hallouni cheese but it makes a meal all of itself. Tabbouleh is excellent for ...

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  • Cooking chicken


    I got involved in a conversation about cooking chicken. Someone said they cooked their chicken at 60 something degrees, and I said it wasn't hot enough.

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  • Tomato ketchup


    We’re a little surprised. They have slowly changed the recipe for tomato ketchup, using cheaper vinegar, corn syrup, thickening agents. It’s happeniing all the time, messing with food. ...

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  • An hour in the garden 8


    Out top ten must have for the garden (Not all things you can buy!)

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  • What to do in your garden in September


    The whole planet literally turns a corner in its journey around the sun and in the UK we really feel the effects. The tides go high, the rivers ...

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  • Chicken Liver Pate


    An easy country style chicken liver pate using: 100 g breadcrumbs 400 g chicken livers 150 g butter 1 large chopped onion 2 – 3 chopped garlic cloves ...

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  • Capsicums


    You can buy capsicums, if you like, but they are much tastier when you grow them yourself, and I am not just saying that, it’s a fact. It’s ...

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    Onion Marmalade

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    This is a little like our onion chutney recipe but uses more ingredients. You need to store in sterile jars. It is ideal for presents!

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  • Lentil and Bacon Soup


    Selection of herbs 3 rashers smoked bacon 3 cloves of garlic 2 potatoes 3 carrots Tablespoon oil 15 g butter 1 onion Dash celery salt 1 litre stock ...

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  • Pork Pie


    This is the most lovely pork pie you can make. Really inexpensive and enjoyed by everyone.

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  • 10 Tips To Healthy Eating


    Eat a variety of nutrient-rich foods. You need more than 40 different nutrients for good health, and no single food supplies them all. Your daily food selection should include ...

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  • Spicy pumpkin chutney

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    This spicy pumpkin chutney is really gorgeous, and simple to make. Listen to “Pumpkin chutney” on Spreaker.

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  • Greenhouse – second hand


    There are hundreds of greenhouses offered every day. Sometimes they are good purchases, others are a waste of time. Knowing when to buy and when to walk away ...

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  • How hot dogs are made


    The video might make you sick, but you can make hot dogs at home and they are lovely!

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  • How much do you spend on food?


    I found this in the Guardian. For many years we lived on about £40 a week (actually it was a lot less, but times were cheaper) for food, ...

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  • The Allotment Manual


    NEW IN PAPERBACK. This manual is essential for the budding or experienced allotment owner. Along with all the details for growing fruit and vegetables that one might expect ...

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  • Quick Kedgeree


    Quick Kedgeree is one of our favourite lunches, I know true kedgeree is traditionally a breakfast dish.

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  • Making Mozzarella

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    Making Mozzarella is simple enough really, and even if your product is not quite right (see video) it will be brilliant to eat.

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