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Elderflower Champagne

Ingredients 4 litres hot water 700g sugar Juice and zest of four lemons 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar About 15 elderower heads, in full bloom A pinch of dried yeast (you may not need this) Method: Go pick half a … Continue reading

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Curried Parsnip Soup

I’d kind of given up including recipes in our newsletters as I can see by my sneaky control panel that not many of you read them. Still, this is a soup my lovely wife made the other day which I … Continue reading

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Hey Presto, Parsley Pesto.

This time you get a sneak peek into my kitchen where my wife Siobhan shares her recipe for parsley pesto. Sometimes the best things happen by accident and this pesto is no exception. It came about when planted too much … Continue reading

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Lyonnaise Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple, a real mainstay of the kitchen but I think we can take them for granted in this part of the world. I grew up in a household that served them one way with Sunday dinner so … Continue reading

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Domini’s Leek and bread pudding.

This recipe comes comes courtesy of the very generous Domini Kemp (on the right) who has given us access to her recipe book. I’m off bread because I can’t sleep (doesn’t make any difference) but the golden brown cubes poking … Continue reading

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Italian Kale With Tahini

In my opinion Kale is an underrated crop. It’s really easy to grow, doesn’t suffer as much from the usual brassica problems, is very good for you and tastes delicious. I suppose it is tougher than cabbage but has a … Continue reading

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The traditional “Escargots à la bourguignonne”

First prepare the “beurre d’escargots” (Snail butter if you weren’t listening in school) The snails we are adding in the recipe have been simmered for 15 mins and prepared as described in earlier section. Ingredients: 1 kilogram of butter (about … Continue reading

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Cockles in a wine and spring onion broth.

Ingredients: A lump of butter. A large onion. Some spring onions. Half a cup of dry white wine. 2 and a half pounds of cockles you picked yourself. Some parsley. This is really EASY. The great thing about cockles apart … Continue reading

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Grainne’s spiced potato and cauliflower

We received this recipe from one of our customers and we were delighted to get it. If anyone has any favourite dishes they’d like to share please send them in. I must admit I haven’t tried it yet but it … Continue reading

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