Category Archives: Recipes

Empanada de Atún

Empanadas are pies that come from Galicia in the North West of Spain. The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which means to wrap in bread. These pies come quite large, baked in a dish, or small and half … Continue reading

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Beef Casserole

I had some leftover roast beef and decided to use it up by making a casserole. I do like buying larger than necessary joints of meat, because they cook more evenly than a small joint, you get to use the … Continue reading

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Merluza con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Hake with Chickpeas and Chorizo I really enjoyed a bacalao with chickpeas and chorizo dish recently in Barcelona and thought I’d cook something similar at home. Hake is quite a good substitute for bacalao, since it’s from the same fish … Continue reading

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Pollo alla Cacciatora

I had half a large chicken, which had been languishing in the freezer and some good tomatoes and mushrooms in the fridge, so Chicken Cacciatore was an obvious choice for supper. Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian classic – the word … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

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Black Bean Stew

Black Turtle Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are thought to have originated in Southern Mexico and Central America, where they have been used in cooking for about 7,000 years. The beans have an almost meaty texture and contain a lot of flavour … Continue reading

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Lamb and Broad Bean Stew

Lamb and Broad Bean Stew with Harissa I had some leftover British Lamb from the weekend and lots of seasonal vegetables from Perry Court Farm, so I thought I’d combine them with harissa and preserved lemons to make a Moorish stew. … Continue reading

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