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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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Roasted Belly Pork

Sometimes you just have to buy a bigger cut of meat than you really need. Maybe it’s on special, or it’s the cut you want but isn’t available in a smaller size. Although I do have a favourite butcher who’s

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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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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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Fresh Spinach Soup

You might be surprised to think of spinach as a winter vegetable, but in the temperate climate where I live, I am able to use fresh spinach from the garden year round. I plant something called ‘beet spinach’ every year,

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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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