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Krombacher-Battered Calamari

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Krombacher-Battered Calamari

Calamari is a dish that I often choose if I see it on the menu. It works as a delicious starter or tasty pub snack. Just imagine you’re sat in a beer garden with the sun beaming down eating these delicious morsels of seafood with a cool glass of beer – pure joy. It’s also really easy to make and I’ve added a twist to the recipe by using beer – a Krombacher Pils. Continue reading

Recipe: Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

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Turkish-Style Eggs with Wild Garlic Pesto

Psst! I know where you can get free food. You can find it in most woodlands and riverbanks around the UK at this time of year. Can you guess what it is? Wild garlic. Wild garlic belongs to the chive family and has a soft garlicky taste and you can eat both its leaves and flowers. It’s easy to identify and ripe for the picking – go forage for some. Continue reading

Curry Goat

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Curry Goat

Curry goat is one of my all time favourite dishes and what differentiates a Caribbean curry goat to any other, is the use of scotch bonnet peppers. This amazingly hot pepper has a great distinctive flavour, which delivers a deliciously fruity note. However, the pepper must be treated with respect. Continue reading

Walnut, Stilton and Mushroom Risotto Cakes

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Walnut, Stilton and Mushroom Risotto Cakes

Last year I created a recipe in aid of Organic September. Like before, I was given a range of Sainsbury’s SO Organic products and from it decided to use the risotto, wine, walnuts.  I was also given a voucher to get more products if necessary (it was) and bought extra SO Organic products which can be seen below. SO, what did I make? Continue reading

Chicken Poached in Soy and Aromatics

Chicken Poached in Soy and Aromatics
Chicken Poached in Soy and Aromatics

Poaching (not the stealing kind) is a much underrated cooking technique which is mostly associated with cooking eggs, but I also love to cook whole chickens this way. It’s simple and the trick is to bung plenty of aromatics in the cooking liquor. Continue reading