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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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Pigeon Breasts in Cream Sauce

June 27th, 2013 I’ve been very lucky lately, the pigeons have been at the farmer’s Brussels sprouts, so for the last couple of weeks (at the Farmers’ Market) I’ve had six pigeon breasts added to my bag of vegetables, as … Continue reading

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Pheasant Stuffed with Garlic and Olives

January 31st, 2013 Here’s one last pheasant recipe (feeds 2 people) before the end of the shooting season tomorrow. This is very simple and can be used with any bird. Stuff the pheasant with a sprig of thyme, a teaspoonful … Continue reading

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Partridges – Pot Roasted

January 23rd, 2013 The Red-legged Partridge is small game bird introduced to Britain from mainland Europe  – it’s particularly common in France and Spain. The shooting season for partridge is a month longer than for pheasant and runs from Sept 1 – … Continue reading

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Guinea Fowl

August 13th, 2012 Guinea fowl are a West African game bird that has been domesticated and farmed in Europe since the sixteenth century. They are a fairly mild tasting bird, with a flavour somewhere between chicken and partridge. These birds … 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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Beef Osso Buco

June 4th 2012 I know it’s been hotter than July, but the temperature has dropped again (just in time for the Jubilee) and I noticed beef osso buco in the butchers for £5.50. This is cheaper than my usual veal osso … Continue reading

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