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Asparagus – griddled

May 6th, 2013 I was delighted to find Asparagus at the farmers’ market yesterday. The season is short, April 23rd to June 21st for the UK and it’s late this year! Asparagus is at its very best when freshly picked, so … Continue reading

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Wild Rabbit (roasted)

June 27th, 2012 Rabbit is not an indigenous British species, it’s thought that they were brought here by the Romans or Normans, to farm for meat and fur. Rabbit has gone out of fashion, it’s not currently a very popular … Continue reading

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Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

May 18th, 2012 The Asparagus Season (April 23rd – June 21st in the UK) heralds spring, a whole range of new vegetables and an end to winter. Ideally, asparagus is best served very fresh – mine came from Perry Court … Continue reading

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Chicken Liver Paté

December 29th, 2011 This is my chicken liver paté recipe – the one I made for Christmas Day. I used to buy a delicious paté like this about 30 years ago and when the delicatessen I got it from closed … Continue reading

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French Onion Soup

October 6th 2011 French Onion Soup is a classic dish, that’s very simple to make, but requires a great deal of care and attention in order to get it right. It’s believed that onion soup originated in Ancient Rome and … Continue reading

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Chestnut Stuffing

September 27th, 2011 Using my foraged chestnuts, I made a chestnut stuffing for roast chicken. This is much the same as I would do for a regular stuffing, but with the addition of chopped chestnuts. Chestnut Stuffing recipe: 1/2 lb … Continue reading

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Spatchcock Poussin

September 16th, 2011 Poussin are small chickens, generally, less than 28 days old and weighing about 1lb. To spatchcock a chicken, the back bone is removed and the bird is flattened. According to Alan Davidson, in The Oxford Companion to … Continue reading

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