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Planned Leftovers with Ox Heart

Ox heart is not something you see every day in the average (super)market, but when you do, it is definitely worth snapping up. As a member of the offal family, it comes dirt cheap, but it can be prepared in

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Sharing Sunday dinner

We’ve got a friend who lives on his own and has recently had surgery on his hand. How could we not invite him over for Sunday dinner, even if it means my other half will have to drive out to

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Posted in Autumn, Uncategorized

Stuffed Butternut Squash

So called ‘winter squash’ is one of my favourite fall and winter foods. (It is actually harvested in autumn.) The main characteristic that distinguishes it from ‘summer squash’ is the density of the flesh. Summer squashes are light and watery, storing briefly

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Beefy Celery Soup

I don’t often make celery soup. It’s not that I dislike celery; on the contrary, we eat it all the time. It’s just that we usually eat it raw with other veggies, accompanying a sandwich or a cheese plate. But

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Beef Stew to Warm up with

It is the middle of May and therefore smack in the middle of spring as I write this, but it feels much more like winter with a howling gale and sheeting rain. So I’m in the mood for warming food.

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Warm Beef and Leek Salad

This is a quick and easy leftovers dish, and it’s a good way to use up funny shaped pieces and bitty bits of leftover meat. Serves two. Ingredients: 1 Leek A few ounces Leftover roast beef 1 tablespoon Finely chopped ginger

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Braised Oxtail

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To my knowledge, I only ever ate oxtail once when I was growing up, when our Filipino exchange student’s grandmother was visiting and doing all the cooking around graduation time. Next to all the other exotic foods we sampled, it

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