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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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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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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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Planned Leftovers with Belly Pork

Surely you knew this was coming? (See yesterday’s chat and recipe for Roasted Belly Pork if you need a reminder.)  In addition to working on clearing out the freezer (still!) prior to a big defrosting job, I’m also working on

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Stuffed squash

Squashes were the first veggies I ever prepared stuffed. The first ones I made (in 1985) were acorn squash stuffed with cranberry sauce, following a recipe for my then-brand-new first microwave. They were a big hit, and I made them

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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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