British asparagus – a light salad for warm weather

It’s almost the end of the British asparagus season, which means it’ll be another ten months until we get to eat those tender green British spears and means butter consumption in my house will drop by at least half. I love British asparagus and eat it by the plate load during May and June. I know…

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Hanger steak with green olive tapenade sauce

Hanger steak, or onglet as it’s sometimes called, is not normally a cut I cook with. I’ve ordered it plenty of times at restaurants, but I’m more likely to stick to a cut I know if I’m at the butchers. Taken from the centre of a cow it’s a muscle that does nothing more than…

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A warm salad of lamb, asparagus and root veg

It’s asparagus season, which can only mean one thing, I’m going to spend the next month eating as much as the stuff I can get and consuming copious amounts of butter in the process. I’m quite a traditionalist when it comes to asparagus. I like it British and I like it in butter. Ever since…

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Blue cheese and pumpkin pasties #lovecheesechallenge

I love this time of year. Born in October, I’m a true autumn child. To this day I still collect conkers, marvelling at their shiny, marbled sheen that turns…

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Tomato, meatball and fennel pasta recipe

This is one of those recipes  that you can whip up pretty quickly and it looks like you’ve spent a good old bit of time in the kitchen carefully blending ingredients to make something hearty and warming. If you’re a bit of a cad you can reinforce the lie by listing off a long list of…

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Sticky chipotle bourbon chicken recipe

I’m putting my hands up and admitting to being a bit of a chilli freak – not one of those masochistic show-offs who punish their taste buds/guts/sweat glands by seeing just how hot I can take things; instead I’m rather relaxed, enjoying the subtle flavours found in different types of chillies and delighting in a little overall…

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Slow cooked homeamde ‘baked’ beans recipe

At this time of year, our thoughts collectively reflect on the gluttony of the Christmas period; so much recipe and food writing at this time of year implores us to drop the dress sizes we’ve (so hideously, like the awful, unrestrained plebians we are) piled on, by detoxing/cutting out/practically starving ourselves back in to the…

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