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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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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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Chicken Gumbo

May 26th, 2014 I’ve been watching Tremé (probably 3 years later than most people), an American drama series showing the people of New Orleans, dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Alongside the rebuilding, every episode is full of food and music, so when I got to the … Continue reading

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Pheasant with Stilton Sauce

January 19th, 2013 Pheasant were probably introduced to Britain by the Romans and were definitely well established by the time of the Normans. It should be relatively easy to buy pheasant from a decent butcher during the shooting season, October 1st to … 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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Lobster

December 31st, 2010 Lobsters are invertebrates – they have a hard external shell or exoskeleton. A lobster can live for up to 15 years, females reproduce from about 5 years old and produce up to 80,000 eggs at a time, … Continue reading

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Gravy

August 22, 2010 Gravy recipe: If you want to make good gravy with no additives or stock cubes, you need to start off by making some stock. See my Stock recipe. You can use up old carrots etc. for stock … Continue reading

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