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Wild Garlic Soup

A seasonal treat that’s quick to prepare and easy on the budget! We live in a place where wild garlic dominates the hillsides in late winter and early spring. I love the smell of it—delicate at first, and stronger as

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Leek and Potato Boats

It’s St David’s Day again–time to celebrate all things Welsh, and time for a new recipe using leeks! This one can use virtually all leftover bits and bobs, or can be made fresh. Just add the necessary time to bake

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Tagliatelle Impromptu

Time for a satisfying bowl of pasta like this one? For the last few weeks, we’ve been taking advantage of as much dry weather and daylight as we can before ‘real’ autumnal weather hits Wales. In addition to the usual

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Turkey Layer Casserole

We all need quick and easy fall-back recipes that we can put together without too much effort, using things we have on hand and don’t have to think too hard about. These meals also tend to be cheap precisely because

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Zingy Spring Vegetable Soup

Soup. It’s one of my favourite foods, at any time of year. With endless possible combinations, it provides variety within a seasonal diet, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Many soups are happy to simmer away while

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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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Planned Leftovers with Beef (2)

We’ve been busier than usual this season, between normal work, spring-time demands in the garden, allotment and apiary and a health crisis which put my very elderly mother-in-law in hospital a couple of weeks ago (she’s much improved, thank you, though

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Oven Pot Roast

Pot roast beef was one of the first meals I ever knew how to cook; I don’t remember learning it, so I must have absorbed it subconsciously in my mother’s kitchen. An electric frying pan with vented cover really comes into

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Pheasant Braised with Leeks and Mushrooms

Here is the ‘improvised’ recipe I promised earlier this week, for the tail end of the hunting season. The recipe uses a fair amount of added fat, because game birds tend to be quite lean, and I have chosen to not

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St David’s Day Bread

It’s less than a week since the official date for St David’s Day, so it’s not too late to celebrate all things Welsh. I said I would see if I could incorporate leeks into my favourite bread recipe and share the

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