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  • Soda Bread

    This is a bit of an amalgam recipe that's come together over the last few times I've followed recipes for Soda Bread from others. It's great when I've got soup cooking and realise that there's no …

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  • Sausage Ragu

    I went out for dinner with work colleagues last week and had a fantastic penne and sausage ragu. My attempt to re-create it doesn't even come close on flavour, texture, colour or any other metric, …

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  • Banana Bread

    I took this recipe from the internet a while ago, and made a few tweaks to it over a few iterations of baking it, the original had walnuts in it as well, no thank you! If you can hold off eating …

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  • Ham & Cheese Toastie

    It feels like a bit of a stretch to call a Ham & Cheese Toastie a recipe, but I don't care. A ham and cheese toastie, along with some coleslaw, some cajun seasoned potato wedges and a little pot …

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  • Braised greens

    I can tell that the weather's cooling off because we've had a roast dinner two weekends in a row. This recipe for greens is a nice way to lift them a bit for variety and make the meal a little …

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  • Creamy Chicken

    The name for this should probably be something a bit grander than Creamy Chicken, but that's what we've always called it, so that's what it is. When it comes to eating, ignore the picture and …

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  • Chicken and Ham Pie

    I don't think a pie can really be called a pie unless it's got pastry on the bottom and pastry on the top. Without that it's more of a casserole with a lid on, nice I guess, but not a pie. Yes, …

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  • Yorkshire Puddings

    The thing with Yorkshire Puddings is to get the batter right and the fat hot. With the batter it's all about getting the ratio between flour, eggs and milk right... I do this by weight but other …

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  • Ham and Mozarella Panko-crumbed Kievs

    The Chicken Kiev has got a bit of a bad reputation now thanks to the mass-manufactured ones made from formed chicken rather than a whole chicken breast. Once you've had a Kiev that's been made …

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  • Tomato, Mozarella and Basil plated salad

    This is the work of mere moments to make but well worth it as one of the many bits and pieces on the table for a summer lunch, perhaps along with a Noodle Salad or Feta & Mint Couscous if you …

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  • Blueberry and Banana Mini-Muffins

    With my niece and nephew visiting, this was a good reason to use up some left-over blueberries and a rather ripe banana that was sat in the fruit bowl. These mini-muffins don't grow massively, …

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  • Pork Loin steaks marinated in hoisin, ginger, garlic and chilli

    It's nice to have something different on the BBQ from time to time, a marinade with sugar in it works really well with pork because the sugars in the honey help to carmelise and crisp up the fat …

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  • Fish Pie

    Fish Pie is such a comfort food, I have to confess that even in the height of summer this is something I'd contemplate eating though perhaps with a salad rather than steamed vegetables

    Robert …

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  • Cheese Scones

    Something of a quick Sunday afternoon snack, cheese scones that have been slathered with french salted butter - the sort of butter that contains crystals of sea salt - is quite a nice treat! …

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  • Braised beef shin with thyme dumplings

    Beef shin is a cheaper cut that needs a long and slow cook to get the most out of it, but after it's had the time, the result is well worth the wait!

    Robert Wray

    Braised beef shin with thyme …

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  • Beef Stroganoff

    Pretty much every Stroganoff recipe out there seems to contain mushroom, this is a minor issue in a household that contains no mushroom eaters! It's easy enough to just strip out the mushrooms, …

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  • Sea Bass parcels with asian flavours

    This recipe is based on one by Donal Skehan, tweaked to account for what I had in the fridge and rustled up solely on the desire to use some Sea Bass fillets I had, but not to go for my usual 'go …

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