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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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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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Fun with Fettuccine, Fennel and Feta

The last time I was in the greengrocer’s, they were selling off some bulb fennel at reduced prices, so I bought a bag. Bulb fennel is quite strongly flavoured, and a little goes a long way, so I figured we’d

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Glazed Re-fried Lamb

Having given you ideas for using leftover lamb, I thought I ought to share a recipe or two. This one is good for using odd shaped pieces cut from a bone, and is so quick, it’s ready faster than boiling

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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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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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